Ola from Madrid ! Como estas ? I am now writing to you from Spain, where I am visiting Madrid with my parents. And also preparing the next video vlogging I did in London last week-end - where I had a dinner with one of my student, ...
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How to stop sketching flat in 2D and start drawing in 3d volumes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm4trKz9ZXY Hello guys ! My friends call me Chouchou, I am a Product designer 🙂 To get started in design sketching, I invite you to download the Designer Starter Kit : https://training.thedesignsketchbook.com/the-designer-starter-kit-lp FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/thedesignsketchbook INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/thedesignsketchbook To contact me, simply send me an email at [email protected] 🙂 What the Designer Starter Kit book ...
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How to draw an infinity of products with ellipses and cylinders.
https://youtu.be/-ZiEH0Q9o3M Hello !! It's Chouchou, 🙂 I hope you had a great week-end plenty of fun ! 2018 is coming already, I started to plan the next year projects for The Design Sketchbook ! I am happy to say I am preparing more videos, more tutorials, designer interviews from ...
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How about Vlogging for the Design Sketchbook ? :)
Hello guys, As a designer we learn how to promote our projects. We put a lot of effort in our portfolio, but sometime we face difficulties to promote ourself for a job or internship interview. Too many junior fail at doing that following mistake during an interview, which is ...
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The big mistake we all do during a design job interview.
Hey guys, It's Chou-Tac, A question I receive pretty often is: How long should I practice per day to be good at sketching ? I tell my students to draw at least 15 minutes per session to get into it. Which means it is the minimum needed to ...
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How long should I practice per day to be good at sketching?
Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac, I remember how much important it was for me to be inspired from other student to boost my motivation. Because I wanted to reach their level, I was drawing more often and keep looking at what techniques they were using. This is why ...
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Big progress from Kasra:  « I do not believe in innate talent. »
Hello Hello !! It’s Chou-Tac, My nose is running, so sooorry if you may hear my voice a bit like a duck in the video ! 😛 I hope everything goes well and happy on your side ! Today, is time to go further on the CUBE ...
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How to draw Appealing Perspective with the CUBE MANIA Challenge Part 3/3 !
Hello Hello !! Yesterday we saw the Part 1 of the Cube Mania challenge. We get familiar with drawing cubes in 2-point perspective, but also how to expand its dimension in all directions. You can click here to start with this video here. And if you are ...
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Here we go for the CUBE MANIA Challenge ! VIDEO 2/3
Hi guys, I sometime receive email from aspiring designers who wonder how to start drawing in 3D. If you also may wonder the same question. You also may face this situation:Whatever you draw looks flat. Even though you may use a reference product from real life or ...
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Start drawing in 3D with The CUBE MANIA Challenge ! VIDEO 1/3
Hi guys, I have just received an happy email from Parker, who is a member of my course Sketch Like The Pros. With great motivation and work, he now becomes one of the Top sketcher of his class ! YahoO !! How did he achieved this ? ...
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How Parker became one of the top design sketcher of his class (and impress his classmates !)
Hello guys ! I received an email from Pio Tran about which softwares to learn to become an industrial designer. There is no unique answer to this. However here is my response. First of all, depending on which field you choose among the industrial design, you may ...
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What (2D and 3D) software for industrial designer ?
Hello from Osaka ! I am travelling with my good friend Eliane and her big family in Japan. We are a group of 10 people travelling all over Japan ! :).Last night, we arrived at a new apartment near Namba area, we rented for few days. After ...
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Why anyone with GOOD LOGIC can learn how to sketch ?
Hello ! It's Chou-Tac, How are you doing today ?I know how we all have a busy life, and how many beginners has little time to pursue their passion for sketching.Have you ever said: "I have no time to sketch." - "I feel guilty, I procrastinate and ...
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"I have no time for sketching. » >> A simple trick to save 5 months of practice for your degree!
Hello ! It's Chou-Tac, How things going today ? At noon, I met Eugene and his wife Mandy for lunch at Ho Chi Minh City. They are such a lovely couple. Vietnam is the 3rd country I met in real life people who follow the Design Sketchbook ...
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What matter more than you sketching or creativity skills to grow like crazy.
Hello ! It's Chou-Tac How are you today ? Last day I was at Panam, a French pub in Ho Chi Minh owned and driven by my franco-viet friends Khiem and Remy. I enjoy going there to chill and eat Kebab. They make the greatest Kebab in ...
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To progress faster, don’t be precious with your sketches | TIP 215
Hello ! It's Chou-Tac A lot of designers happened to be introvert (included me),and we may suffer from not being able to socialize with peopleas easy as we would like to. Let's me share with you a simple trick I practice, and start giving results. 🙂 Have ...
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"I am a designer and introvert." A simple trick to socialize and make people remember you. : )
Hello guys from Vietnam ! How are you doing today ?Here is pretty rainy (Raining season), and I just came back from lunch. I am thinking to start sharing with you more about my daily inspiration thoughts or inspiration as a product designer. As I believe that ...
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Is the best Pho in France or Vietnam ? How this little chat inspires me as a designer.
I have just met John in Singapore. He's one of my VIP member of Sketch Like The Pros. It happenned we were both in Singapore, so we decided to meet up and say hello. 🙂 He's from China, and moved to Singapore for work. It is the first ...
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Meeting John in Singapore at Basheer Graphics| Sketch Like the Pros VIP member
Hello ! I often receive messages of aspiring designers who do not dare sketching, worried of making mistakes. To help you overcoming this fear, I am giving a 7 day sketching challenge to my students of my Private group: "Bring Your Sketch Alive".   And I though ...
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How to draw a Go Pro Hero 5 Camera Tip 211
Hello ! It's Chou-Tac, In your opinion, who got more value:  Someone skilled with years of experience or a young passionate ? In my previous company, (shoes and fashion industry in Singapore) my colleague needed to hire someone to join her team. But she had to go ...
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How a passionate candidate "beat" skilled designers with years of experience.
I still wonder how I survived my design school. . We had a ton of projects. I remember wondering if they put that pressure on us on purpose. . Maybe they wanted to make us overwhealmed, to see if we could manage the intense pressure and workload ? . I ...
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How I survived design school and get my dream job.
Hey guys ! Hello ! It's Chou-Tac These last 2 weeks has been full of emotion. Sketch Like The Pros 2017 registration are now closed, and we are now starting with members. And I wanted to thank you all of you guys support. The blog started in 2014, ...
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How to draw a box with a hole inside in perspective ? TIP 208
Hello Design lovers ! Many of you may be preparing their portfolio to enter a design school, internship or a designer job position. But there is a huge and common mistake I want you to avoid. I divided this in 2 parts: First about the oral presentation of yourself, ...
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How to succeed your design school or job interview.
Hello Design Sketchers ! If you have a heavy wrist tendency, this article is gonna help you realise how much being gentle with you pen matter. If you have this tendency, many of your sketches may tend to look messy. You might have difficulties to finish your sketches, or giving ...
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Why you should start your industrial design sketches very light ? TIP 206 (especially for heavy wrist sketchers)
Hello Design sketchers ! Too many beginners are afraid of sketching, being afraid of what other people may think. Feeling ashame of showing their clumsy drawings so much they decided to do not sketch at all. "It's like Oh I can't sing, so I don't sing. But ...
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How drawing a sketch you feel ashame of, can matter 100.000 times more than nothing. - Interview with Kim, a baker from Seoul who sketch
Hey guys! Today, I am super happy to share with you the 1st Design Sketchbook COFFEE CHAT ! 🙂 I hope interviewing more designers around the world to demystify the creative and design industry. Like what Michael DiTullo told me this morning: there is someone behind every object you ...
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The Designer Coffee Chat#1 "I want to draw stuff from the future." - Michael DiTullo
Instagram is an amazing tool to publish your work online and get feedbacks, but especially likes and followers. You gain exposure, you gain popularity. It's to me great, but there is an other side of the coin if you let yourself get hynotised by these "virtual numbers ...
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Draw for yourself. Not the number of likes or followers on Instagram.
Hello Design sketchers ! 😀 It's my second time I do a Sketching live tutorial for you guys on Facebook! It was a real pleasure to help you, and intereact with you in Live! Below you can find the replay and practice! We'll cover in 1 hour, these ...
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Design Sketchbook Live #2 | How to draw a dog house in perspective !
Hello guys ! How are you doing today ? I am very happy to show you today an exercise that is to me just compulsory to go through if you want to draw well in 3D. It's something I feel super fun and I love do it as ...
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How to level up your design sketches in 3D ? With 2-point perspective | TIP 201
Hello guys ! Today I wanna share with you a common mistake thay may damage your progress for long if you are not aware of it. You will see that it's a very simple thing, but worth to mention. . I have received a video from Jasper who ...
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Are you doing this sketching mistake ? TIP 200
Hello guys, How are you today ? I was giving some corrections to one of my student Zhen Bian from China from my course Sketch like the Pros - and I though I could share it with you too ! The exercise is about drawing a light bulb. And here ...
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How to draw a sphere + an ellipse on its surface in 2 min ! (Light bulb) | TIP 199
Hello guys from Korea ! I am now in Seoul, and it's super cold like being in a freezer. I went to find refuge in a caffe to warm myself and sketch. I sit, opened my sketchbook and found the unfinish fish below. I decided to complete it ...
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Don't play Pokemon Go! Go catch inspiration with your pen in your Sketchbook !!| TIP 198
Hi guys, Today I am in Seoul, Korea ! It's amazing and also super cold here. About -7 degrees outside. Ohoh ! Getting warmer back in my room, I thought it would be cool to publish the replay of our Design Sketchbook Show here in the blog ! ...
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3 techniques to give visual impact to your sketches | The Design Sketchbook Show! #1
Hello Design Sketchers !! Today is my great pleasure to introduce you Noah Sussman, designer for UVEX Sports in Germany. I met Noah when both of us used to work at Adidas Headquarter at Herzo. I was in the footwear department, and Noah in the accessory department ...
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Noah Sussman | Interview with a Sports designer (Adidas performance, UVEX sports)
Hello ! Today, it's time to publish the 2nd part of the questions you have sent to me these last few weeks! (We'll cover 36 questions) Because I want you to progress much faster but also happier, I have prepared an online course where you will learn how to ...
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"Bring your sketch Alive!!" launch + 36 answers to your questions !
The 1st DESIGN SKETCHBOOK SHOW! Live event: Learn how to make greater design and eye-catching sketches joining me on Facebook LIVE! on Wednesday 1st February 2017. Click here to get your Free invitation: https://facebook.com/events/1184847524963001 Hi guys, I hope you had a great day ! Here in Asia, it feels like ...
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73 Things you asked about Design sketching | Part 1 (+ New upcoming Creative program 2017)
If you are in love with sketching and creativity, today is your lucky day! I would like to introduce you an amazing designer and professor: Edward Eyth.  He worked on projects for Steven Spielberg, Marvel, Disney, and he did concept design for the movie “Back to the Future II ...
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Edward Eyth (Marvel, S.Spielberg, Disney, Back to the future II...) | How he kept going to become a designer despite of the obstacles.
Hello ! Hello ! It's ChouTac, How are you ? It's Saturday, and Saturday is a Happy Day ! Why ? Because tomorrow is Sunday : D  Today, I got a little survey for you: https://goo.gl/forms/hOhjfzpaFci86fpM2 I believe we can achieve anything being happy. However, when we ...
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Wanna grow your sketching level up? Surround yourself with passionate people who cares.
Hey guys, I have just received a message from Krishna who told me a senior students offer her a Graphire tablet (It's the early generation of graphic tablet from Wacom). She doesn't have yet the budget for a Cintiq but she'is interested in an Intuos 3.  Let me ...
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Invest in yourself first. You don't have to "chase" the latest designer tools.
Sometime we wonder how to get more inspiration daily for our project at school. We may be tempted to buy books but they are pretty expensive as a student. Your teacher tell you to go to library, exposition and/or to be observant and get inspired from your ...
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Take this simple habit to attract design inspiration when you go for shopping :)
Hey guys, Today I am super excited as one of my dream has been realised ! As a user of the Wacom Cintiq 22HD, I did myself a little present: The Ergotron arm ! If you are also a Wacom Cintiq user, I think you are gonna love it ...
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My new tech accessory: the Ergotron for  Wacom Cintiq 22 !
When I was student, we made a lot of mood boards to visually communicate on the brands, users and products. We spend hours looking at relevant pictures to convey our ideas on our presentation board. One of the main issue we faced was finding great websites where ...
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7 Colour and Graphic websites to get inspired from for your mood boards
Hey guys, Which pen are you drawing with ? (Tell me in the comments !) If you are still wondering with which pen to start with, let me share with you the series of test from Brent George, one of my student at Sketch like the Pros did during the ...
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How to choose a ball point pen for sketching ? With Brent George pen test selection.
It's 4:58 am and I can't sleep. I guess I am still a bit Jetlagged after my 28 hours journey door to door from France to Singapore. I was in bed with my mind fully awake thinking about writing to guys. And I remembered something when I was ...
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Show all what you got in your design portfolio!
Hey guys, Many of you told me it's valuable to discover more about the profession of a Product designer - knowing more about the real life out there after your design school. Today, I am very happy to introduce you my friend, Vincent Védie. We are good friends and ...
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Interview with Vincent Védie, who never gave up to follow his dream as a designer
Hello from Paris Airport! It's 6.19am, and I am waiting for my flight to Singapore with a transit at Ryhad. Today I wanna share with you a question I received from Yanik, who left a message on one of my video tutorial on Youtube. Oh, I will keep ...
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Should I start learning to sketch on paper or Ipad Pro? | TIP 185
Hey guys!! I have been travelling these last 3 weeks in France, Boston and New York visiting family. Today, I am pretty excited to share with you something only a few know about. I tell you more at the end of this article! 🙂 But first, the topic of the day ...
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7 ways to build confidence in yourself as a designer
Erwan who is an upcoming student product designer, has just send me an email. He's from France, 20 years old and will join soon the ISD Rubika design school at Valencienne (in France). How to start in great condition and progress fast? Hey Erwan, Your question is pretty interesting as it's ...
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12 tips to progress faster as a student designer
It's late at night, it's quiet and I suddenly saw a small booklet I handmade with watercolour paper and a golden pliers I bought at Tokyu Hands shop. I grab the closest ballpoint pen I see and sketch. Sketching is like practicing sport. Start with a warm up! ...
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Start your sketch with a light pen pressure |TIP 182
Hello!! I have prepared for you a cool VIDEO tutorial introducing the 3rd point perspective! It will give your sketch an extra level of realism!  This tutorial will help you visualise simple volume in 3D space. We'll be using simple rule of geometry (division and subdivision) that will help ...
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Rise your perspective skills - by dividing a box
Hey guys, Today I would like to share with you a Tip I learned at my Design school. When I was student in Product design, I was so fascinated by Car design that I went to ask for information to the transport design students. One of them ...
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Car design Tip | Sketch with the "Happy Accident"!
These days, we have been talking about Footwear design with Mr Bailey from Concept Kicks, so I felt it would be cool to publish the second 1 minute tutorial about How to draw a sneaker - and we'll be using the Nike Air Max, the lady version. I ...
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How to draw the Nike Air Max | The Sneaker 1 minute sketching tutorial
Today, is meaningful to me. I am interviewing Mr Bailey, founder of ConceptkicksLab, a Footwear design and Development agency - and also Concept Kicks, a blog of reference about sneaker design. When I was student Mr Bailey published (still) awesome sketches from sneaker designers on his blog. It was a ...
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Was it difficult to become a Footwear designer? - Interview with Mr Bailey - Concept Kicks
Hey guys, Because you are super curious at discovering new things, I am trying a new format of SUPER SHORT video tutorial and I would like to get your opinion about it. After watching it, let me know in the comment if you would like to see more ...
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How to draw a coin? | The 1minute tutorial!
Hey, Today I wanna share with you a motivational TIP I learned from my friend Roy Pallas, from the French blog: Blog-le-dessin.com. (blog-the-drawing) I knew his blog before I met him in person. I am happy to say that his blog is full of generousity and kindness - ...
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"Don't focus on the end result, but your drawing journey!" - Roy Pallas | TIP 177
Hey, I am not very happy of how education system is trying to create "clones" learning literature and math. How about art and creativity? Art and education are like oil and vinegar. They can't blend. Ok, whatever! But if you blend them well adding a bit of ...
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Are you a black sheep?
Hi guys, Today I have just met an amazing Toy artist in Bangkok! I though it would be great to share our meeting with you. If you love art toys, you might have heard about him: he's Marc from the duet Marc & Sven from COARSE. I took ...
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"I've no Design degree. I followed my passion and vision." - Marc, a toy sculptor - Coarse
Hey guys! How are you today? I just went back from my Calystehnic class. (If you may wonder what is it about, it's also called Street workout or Gym using bodyweight.) It's now resting time, and I take a "few" minute to write this article. Sketching in the ...
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How to succeed making ugly doodles! | TIP 174
How long have you been sketching? To give a short answer, I have 2 big periods of drawing. The first one was when I was a kid till I grew up as a teen. I was sketching at home and school so we could share among friends. At Junior ...
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What matter more than years of sketching.
There is common mistakes that everybody do as a beginner. The flat sketch. We draw what we see and it's obvious there is something wrong. But we can't figure out how to solve it. If you are today at this stage, no panic. It's nothing related to having talent or ...
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How to draw 3D volumes | TIP 172
I went to the famous book shop in Singapore: Kinokuniya. They have a huge Art & Design corner where you find books about Product design, architecture, fashion, packaging, tatoo, figure drawing, calligraphy... It's a paradise of learning content and inspiration. But, Did you know there is an ...
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Art books are my Red bull. My energy boost generator!
We saw in the Part A how to solve a common mistake about drawing "dual ellipses" - showing the top surface of camera lens for example. Today, let's draw multiple cylinders on the same scene, like the Buren's column in Paris ...
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How to draw multiple cylinders in perspective |Part B
Let's look at how to draw cylinders in perspective. For this Part A, we will get interested in the top surface of a tube - which is actually "a cylinder within a cylinder". You can see similar case for a camera lense for example. Below are the ...
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How to draw multiple cylinders in perspective | Part A
"Remove the headphones and unplug the computer. True inspiration comes from life. Real life. Not some pixelated version of it." - Sir John Hegarty Anything you see on Internet are flat pictures - but no experience. So you are somehow missing of the "real feel". What you ...
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"True inspiration comes from life. Real life. Not a pixelated version of it." - Sir John Hegarty
Leonardo studied Industrial design, and he's today a 3D artist for video games. He enrolled my course Sketch like the Pros as a VIP student. Leonardo sent me his work about cubes - it is pretty unique. More than following the course step-by-step, he spice up his drawing session: by ...
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Want to learn faster? Make it personal | Sketch from Leo | TIP 168
Ben has a story I feel inspiring. You  will see how he almost dropped school at the age of 16 - fortunately, one of his teacher saw his creative potential and encouraged him to study in a Design school.  In love with cars, he went to Transport design, ...
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"Drawing has been a way to get everything I dreamed about." | Interview with Ben Go, a Yacht designer.
My girlfriend and I went to Starbuck last Tuesday. She likes to go there to work without distraction. So I was pretty much bored. I took a pen and draw on her receipt what I saw around me. Basically, the shop Nubox and Subway. What I like ...
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Doodle on receipts at Starbucks | TIP 167
Hi guys, Last time we saw how to draw a circle (ellipse) in perspective. Today it's time for a bit more advanced tutorial where we'll draw a sphere with a minimum of lines. If you like challenges, your goal will be drawing the XYZ axis from a sphere! ...
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How to draw a sphere? And spot the XYZ axis |TIP 166
Hey guys, This week I've just received an inspiring sketch from one of my VIP student of [Sketch like the Pros]. At first, she sketched a camera, that was pretty ok - however the perspective was a bit weak. I shared with her 2 simple tips, and the ...
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Struggling at drawing details? Draw them big! | Sketch from Amy | TIP 165
Hello! I invite you to play at the new challenge I call: The 1 Minute Sketching Challenge!  It's fun to sketch. I have just tried today and I can already see how it will help me improve my skills. I warmly invite you to make a try. Post your sketches ...
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Ready to play at the 1 Minute Sketching Challenge?
Learning how to sketch is about making iteration. We try, we do mistake, we adjust... we retry... and so on. That's how we keep learning and get better at anything. If you want to learn violon, you have to try, explore and train your ears. So you will ...
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Don't look for perfection but for your 1000 mistakes | Kimon Nicolaides
These last few days I made a lot of research about the IPad Pro - wether it is suitable for me - as a sketcher.* I am a Wacom user for years, and I was positively impressed from what I saw online about the Apple tablet. But ...
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Why I might not sketch on Ipad Pro. :(
Should I get an Ipad Pro for sketching? I really like the idea of "On and draw". That machine looks really cool. After so long, and deception with the previous Adonit Jot pen (Stylus for Ipad) - Apple seams creating something better than the Samsung Pro Note ...
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Wanna get cool design sketches? Do not start with details | TIP 162
Whenever we have a problem, we dig in the past to find a similar case to solve the case. I believe there is an even better approach: To do the same, but add in a pinch of creativity! To do that, we have to be ready "to ...
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Why a good relationship designer/technician counts more than any skill?
I share with you my meeting with few Thai wood carver in Bangkok. I hope giving you some TIPS to help you working with suppliers in Asia in general. I actually had similar experience with Chinese suppliers when I used to work there for the shoe industry. In ...
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Tips on How to deal with suppliers (Carpenter) in Asia?
I am in a taxi of Bangkok on the way to Bang Sue, a road famous for woodcraft. I hope we are on the right way.  We have just been dropped by an other taxi at a wrong place. At 1 hour far away from our destination! ...
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When design fusions a cafe and a shop - Bangkok
I am now in the flight from Singapore to Bangkok. No movie to watch. Let me share with you a story from when my friends and I was student in design school. Our teachers told us often: "Do not stop at your first idea." As a young ...
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Don't trust your first idea. You can create more than that!
I've just went to the money changer of Raffles place (in Singapore) to get some Thai Baht as I am flying to Bangkok tomorrow! 🙂 This afternoon, I stop for a while at a cafe Paul to sketch. I am preparing the next week course of [Sketch ...
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Anybody can sketch. Quick test in 4 steps.
Hi guys, To keep in touch more often with you, I am experimenting blogging with my phone! I am writing with my Xiaomi (Redmi) phone and the screen is pretty small. I feel like writing an email to you while I actually write an article for the ...
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How I plan to share with you even more!
May I share with you few pictures of the youngest student at my program I give: [Sketch like the Pros]. As I am going to reopening the registration soon, I thought it would be good to show you a real example that anybody can succeed at sketching, not ...
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Before / After 3 months of [Sketch like the Pros] | Lucas Hippolyte, 15 yo | Big progression
Being a designer is a "24-hour work". You see, hear, eat, sleep as a designer. Everything that surround you is a source of inspiration. Under the condition that you are actively aware of it. To enhance your creativity, don't wait for it. Provoke it! Actively pay attention ...
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13 ways to boost your creativity and productivity as an Industrial designer
Today we meet Huang Li-Chung who has an atypical background. He took a common path (Civil engineering) but then decided to follow his passion for design. He definitely gave a new orientation to his life. I though it would be great to learn from him – so ...
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Majored in Civil engineering but in love with Design | Interview with Huang Li-Chung, 47yo
Tonight I was chilling in the shopping mall NEX at Serangoon, and “randomly” went to the pen shop! In this article below, you will see few quick sketches I made with the Signo Uni-Ball gel pen showing you some Tips about circles on cubes. If you want ...
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New sketching pens ! Love the Signo Uni-Ball colours from Mitsubishi.
Hey, today I would like to share with you some TIPS about How to draw ellipses in perspective. It will be a great start for later on drawing things such as glasses, bottles, bowl, wheels… basically cylinders and offset. If you need,  feel free to watch How ...
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How to draw ellipses in perspective in 7 steps | TIP 158
Last week I bought some felt pad to stick under a table so it wouldn’t scratch the floor. I realized then that the heavy table actually slide easily on the ground. So we wouldn’t even need any wheel. Later on, I started to sketch on my Cintiq ...
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How to draw faster with your Wacom Cintiq 13HD
This article is inspired from en email from Marc, a student of my course [Sketch like the Pros]. He shared with me that he didn’t show some of his drawing waiting to be ready to be good enough for it. It’s a common reaction we have when ...
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Are you too old to start learning how to draw ?
Last November, the course Sketch like the Pros was launched. I was glad to see how it gather an infinite number of unique profile who have all in common the passion for Design sketching. Today I would to share with you the story of the youngest student ...
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The youngest student I know studying Design sketching - Interview with Hippolyte Lucas
It’s surprising how much you can learn from people you’ve just met. Last week-end I went to visit the city of Lyon in France. I went there using carpooling (Blablacar.com). To me, it’s a great way to meet new people and have fascinating discussion with them. When ...
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3 Design Tips to get inspired from an abstract painter
Personal note: ”This past week has been very exciting with the launch of the course |SKETCH LIKE THE PROS|. It’s a real pleasure to see such enthusiasm from so many people around the world who share the same passion for Design Sketching. I would like to thank ...
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Draw more ideas with the random product technique + Photoshop quick render
We have today the privilege to receive Nick Huber, who is the Director of Design and Community at Mesh01.com. He will share with us about: Why sketching is so important for a designer ? Nick gives us also precious advices about how a student or junior designer ...
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Why sketching is so important for a designer? | With Nick Huber – Mesh01.com
Most beginners abandon their dreams because of lack of confidence. They love sketching but give up too early. They practice a lot and even put a lot of effort as we say "Practice is the key". But they never progress so they conclude they don't have any ...
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How I started design sketching and kept motivated ?
Last week we sas How to draw a cube with 1-point perspective and how to recognise weither you need 1 or 2-points perspective. I guess you also saw how easy it is to draw by just following the steps. So today, it’s time to draw a cube ...
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How to draw a cube with 2-point perspective | TIP 155 | VIDEO
Pretty often beginners feel overwhelmed in front of perspective. There is so many lines going here and there that we even don’t know how to start. So I made this video to show you stroke-by-stroke how to set the perspective scene and draw a cube inside. In ...
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How to draw a cube with 1-point perspective | TIP 154 | VIDEO
Let’s contniue with the video tutorials exported from the exercises you can find in the book : the Designer Starter Kit. Feel free to download it and find the right elements for a good start in Design sketching. This week we already saw: How to draw straight ...
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Sharpen your sense of proportion | TIP 153 | VIDEO
This week we already saw: How to draw straight lines How to draw perfect squares To carry on your progress on your sketching daily routine, let’s look at How to draw awesome circles ! Video tutorial in pictures below Start drawing a circle Visualise a point of ...
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How to draw perfect circles | TIP 152 | VIDEO
Today we carry on with the 2nd video of the series of 6 - illustrating the Designer Starter Kit book (Feel free to download it and start from there. It’s free.) VIDEO 2/6 How to draw perfect square. If you have done well the previous tutorial about ...
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How to draw perfect square + the common mistakes | TIP 151 | VIDEO
Today is the 1st video of a series of 6 videos illustrating the exercises from the Designer Starter Kit. If you haven’t done it yet, you can download the book. You will find there the essentials information needed such as how to hold you pen, the body ...
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How to draw straight lines + the Common mistakes | TIP 150 | VIDEO
Sometime when we face a blank page, we wonder what to draw. There is a simple solution to get started – and create that “spark of inspiration”. It’s Draw your house. I mean pick up anything you like in your house, and draw it. You can decide ...
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Wonder what to draw ? Draw your house ! | TIP 149 | VIDEO
Yesterday, one of my student asked me: I am doing mistakes. Is it my fault ?I answered telling him a story about learning how to cycle. Do you mind I share it with you as well ? | Do you remember the first day you tried to ...
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Don't be afraid of making mistakes. Embrace them. | TIP 148
This article has been inspired from questions asked by the members of my blog who answered my previous survey: Ask me anything. Thank you Prakash from India, Rerolde from Brazil, He from USA, Anze from Slovenia, Mfonkpang from Nigeria, Skirsk from USA for your questions about “How ...
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How to keep motivated (having poor results) and avoid procrastination ? | TIP 147
I was browsing my picture library, looking for a subject to draw for you guys. I ended with that hostel front I took in picture in Taipei few years ago. Actually I stayed there a couple of night. All the mattress was covered with leopard and zebra ...
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How to draw an hostel with good proportion | VIDEO |TIP146
Nicolas is a French student in Industrial Design who has recently achieved with success an Internship at Salomon. Nicolas’s experience has a lot of positive insight so I though you may be curious to know more about him as much as I am ! 🙂 0/ Presentation ...
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"We have to get out of the comfort zone" Interview with an Industrial design student - Nicolas Gomes (France)
Arpithooda asked me on Instagram : What is my favourite black ball point pen ? I though you guys may ask yourself the same question about it. So let me share with you our discussion. Beside that, I would be curious to know which one is yours ...
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What is your favourite Ball point pen ? | TIP 145
Hey, today I was chillin’ in town. My Black Papermate FLAIR M died yesterday, so I came to the pen shop to get a new one. It’s always a great feel to draw with a brand new pen when the ink is flowing so well. It’s fluidSmoothAnd ...
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Love sketching with the Papermate FLAIR M (Medium) | TIP 144
Zhe Mei, Devansh S, Mya, Rodrigo O, Tilo, Forrester, John P, Tomes, Rafael asked me in the recent survey about: How do you get inspired and draw things from imagination ? May I share with you a quote I really like from Leigh Michaels. "Waiting for inspiration ...
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11 TIPS to get inspired and draw from imagination | Tip 143
I believe meeting people enrich ourselves from their experiences. I will interview designers and other great people from the creative industry and share with you guys. I am pleased today to interview Diaset. A Diamond setter who has 15 years of experience in Fine Jewellery. You can ...
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“When I begin something, I am tenacious” Interview with Diaset, Diamond setter (Cartier, Chanel…)
Daniel has just started Design sketching. Yesterday, he let me a public comment asking me a question that you may wonder as well: Q: I bought a Wacom tablet. Should I still practice with pen and marker by hand ? Hello Daniel, About the markers,if your school ...
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How to choose:  Markers or Wacom tablet ? |TIP142
When you start learning how to sketch, you study and practice basic rules drawing line of perpective, line of geometry and simple shapes such as square, circles… and so on. We are going to see something that will change your daily habit when you draw. At the ...
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How to make your sketches more real |TIP141
Hey today is a sketch of a Super-hero made with Photoshop. Actually I did that video just for myself and for fun. But I though I could add some Tips to share with you through this sketch. 1- The vertical axis here is here a symmetry axis ...
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How to draw a Super-Hero Photoshop |TIP 140 |VIDEO
Today we explore a powerful technique of How to draw bottles. I believe it’s powerful because you can use the same method to draw anything that is using a “Revolution”. In other words, anything that the profile turn in 360 degrees around a vertical axis. You may ...
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How to draw a bottle Sketchbook Pro |TIP 139 |VIDEO
Today, let’s look at a 4 steps tutorial that will help you better draw any Product design in 3D. It’s a perfect training for whom face the Malediction of the Blank page, where you may face these challenges: No inspiration, no ideas Even if you have ideas, ...
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How to start drawing anything better in 4 steps | the Random Product technique |Tip138 | VIDEO
Wether you study Industrial design for 3, 4 or 5 years, you might end given a project to carry, defend and promote yourself for several months. The main obstacle you shall meet is the choice of your topic. Make sure it has a great potential, and that ...
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Get a high distinction choosing a great topic | TIP137
Today I show you a smart way to draw with the broad nib of the Pantone marker. After a quick review of the 3 nibs, I show you how that nib can actually replace the Ultra thin and brush nib. You will learn how to sketch faster, ...
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Sketch smarter with a marker |TIP136 |VIDEO
Hello Design Sketchers ! Some of you told me about facing these challenges when you start sketching: "My sketches doesn’t looks good" "It’s not easy to draw from imagination" "I loose my confidence and give up fast" Wether you are beginner or senior, this situation is actually pretty ...
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Be more creative drawing "Ugly doodles" |TIP135
Today I would like to share with you the method that is the most precious to me. Some people may say I should keep it SECRET– and keep it as my own style. But to me, this might change and greatly improve the way you sketch, as ...
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7 steps to make dynamic sketches |Tip134 |VIDEO
“To get inspired, admire.” (You will find a fun assignment-of-the-day at the end of the article) Q/ “How do you develop your own drawing style ?” By being inspired by other people. I admire them. Who ? My classmate who got higher skills with whom we shared ...
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How to develop your own drawing style? |TIP133
I had a short and sweet conversation with David Zakarias-Weich on the Design Sketchbook’s Facebook page that I would like to share with you guys. Q/ Why are trainers always drawn in that position ? It’s rarely seen in real life. (Raised heel) Adidas sneaker sketch - ...
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Make engaging sketches to your audience| TIP132
When I was student (2003-2009), my classmates and I didn’t have any Graphic tablet at school to practice on. The first tablet I put my hands on was an humble Graphire* from Wacom I bought from the IT store. I was so happy to make my first ...
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How to start digital sketching ? (Material and software)
I have just flied back to my hometown in France where I will set up a new office space to have more time to create new tutorials and great content for designers. Keep posted ! Today I share with you an experience you may face as well, ...
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How I bring my IMac 21" and Wacom Cintiq 22" by plane ! | TIP130
Whether at school or in the industry, it’s an asset for a designer “to be unique”.To be unique, some people think they rather keep there knowledge secrets to better shine. There is nothing wrong about it though. But I believe that sharing knowledge will get you shine ...
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5 reasons why sharing your skills will help you improve| TIP129
These days I have fun playing with the App Marvel, Contest of Champions on Ipad. Be aware, it’s pretty addictive. Looking for inspiration, I did a sketch of one of the Champion: Captain America. MARVEL – Contest of Champions For the TIP today, I would like to ...
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Why you shouldn’t draw the shield first? |TIP128
From the previous article, we saw the 5 steps to start drawing a scene in perspective. Let’s spend a bit more time at Step 1: Observation. Today I give you an exercise to do as often as you want. You will start training your eye identifying the ...
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How to spot the horizon and converging lines? |TIP127
Today I would like to share with you a story about Saad, a designer who has decided to get out of his comfort zone. For that, I will tell you a fundamental technique that Product designers use to sketch from imagination. Saad is an architect who has ...
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5 steps to start drawing a scene in perspective |TIP126
Today I would like to share with you an article I read from 99U, written by Elizabeth Grace Saunders, writer of The 3 secrets to effective time investment. How many of us who love Design Sketching have Perfectionism tendencies ? And don’t realise how much it affects ...
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Why being perfectionist will make you fail? |Tip125
Nowadays, the world move fast, maybe too fast sometime. To keep updated a designer has to allocate some time at forecasting innovation and trends. I share with you some websites that I enjoy reading when I was student and still today. I share with you different type ...
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9 Must-see website for industrial designers |Tip124
Alessandro Millione from Italy Design student Q: How to publish a portfolio online ? Nowadays, it’s super easy to publish a portfolio online. There is several platform that allow designers from different field to put online there work and resume as well. It’s like a fusion of ...
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How to publish a Design portfolio online? |TIP 123
When we look for inspiration, we do our research from visual documents such as books, magazines, photography… How about sound, taste, smell… Should we also explore our other senses ? Definitely, yes. Nowadays an industrial designer doesn't look only at function and performance - but also emotion ...
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Innovate using your 5 senses |TIP122
Question from Ragavendran Architecture student from India. Q: Where, When, How do you get inspired for any designs? Sometime we wish we could simply switch on a button to make inspiration appear like a bright light from a light bulb. Don’t panic, lacking of inspiration is a ...
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Get Design inspired like a Chef !
Question from Nur Aktas Industrial design student, Turkey As a designer, how do you present your product to the company?As a designer when you present a project to your company (or a client), we don’t straight away present a final project. We set up few meetings in ...
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5 phases to present your project to your design company |Tip120
Drawing shoes is not that easy at start. We often face some issues about proportion, and how to visualize the shoe in “3D”. As well as Palette (Sketchbook for sneakers and lady shoes), I like to use templates before creating a new design of shoe. My template ...
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How to draw a side view shoe in 3 tips | TIP119
I am following a cool page about Footwear design on Instagram: @PaletteStudioCo Credit featured image on the home page from Rob Maston or @raw_mass @PaletteStudioCo on Instagram --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It showcased amazing works of pro, beginner or passionate of footwear design – drawing with the Sketchbook Palette. What ...
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Palette. A Sketchbook for shoe designer |TIP118
Martijn Van de Wiel is an Industrial Design teacher at Eindhoven University of Technology – I was pleased to be invited as a guest to converse with him and his sketching class. We did a Skype call Singapore – Netherland and had a great time sharing some ...
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Sketching value and digital tools w/ Martijn van de Wiel and his classroom |TIP117
When we first join a design school, we may receive an art material list. After a visit in any art shop, you realise that the material is costly and that our budget may be quite limited. But we start so excited that we tend to be non ...
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Top essential art material for a student designer
Time is precious and no one can stretch it. How about converting your transportation time to a productive session ? I remember after class, I was drawing in the subway going home. And my classmate asked me: - Hey you never stop drawing ? - Humm yeah ...
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Sketch more being more creative in the subway |TIP115
If you have decided to join a Design School, get ready to sleep less. 😉 You will face new challenges and obstacles that drive you to change your daily habits for an exciting Design journey. I list a number of difficulties or situation you may meet during ...
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10 Tips to keep up as an Industrial Design student |TIP 114
Thank you Chetan Yadav for sending me your question. I remember I actually asked my self the same question when I was student. Q: Do I need to be proficient in Photoshop to work in the industry ? In the Product or Transport design industry, it usually ...
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7 reasons why designers use Photoshop |TIP113
We saw at the TIP 109 How to draw Cast Shadow using PARALLEL source light (such as the sun). Today let's see more about DIVERGING source light (such as 1 or multiple projectors). You are free to use any of these 2 techniques. To illustrate both techniques, ...
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Cast shadow | Diverging source light from projectors |Tip112
Nymul has just sent me a question. I share here with you hoping to help more people. Send me your question in the comments or email at [email protected] I will be glad to answer you and share the answer to all of you. Question from Nymul “Hi ...
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Q/A How to become a footwear designer? | TIP111
To constantly improve at Design Sketching, we know that Practice is the key. But M. Procrastination like to call us one time in a while. It may be a sign that we need a break. It’s ok. No harm. Just don’t rest with him too long.* We ...
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How to keep Mr Procrastination away |Tip110
To make your sketch pop out from the background, it's essential to add a Cast shadow. The “cast shadow” projects the shadow of an object on a surface (basically the ground surface). I basically use 2 methods at drawing the cast shadow: the Parallel source of lightthe ...
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Cast Shadow | Parallel source of light from the Sun |TIP109
Anything can happen! The interview itself could be short, or could stretch on for upwards of three hours. It could involve an office and call for professional formal attire, or it could take place casually on a café terrace. You could be invited to take a plane ...
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10 steps to Be irresistible at your Design interview
A good number of you guys come from countries speaking Spanish, such as Colombia, brazil, Spain… and some asked me if I would consider a translation of [the Designer Starter Kit]. Resúmen Guía1 Prepárate con 5 consejosGuía2 Dominando el bolígrafoGuía3 Tener un sentido de la proporciónGuía4 Ver ...
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[the Designer Starter Kit] design sketching Book in Spanish!
We all know about Brainstorming. I was thinking about making a “Doodle-Storm”. Try, and send me yours ! It’s a real pleasure to get absorbed by the “Doodle-Storm” session – Drawing some free form of an Earphone. I didn’t give myself a time limit (I had the ...
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Get ready for an earphone Doodle-storm! |TIP108
Today, a tutorial on How to draw arrows using 1 and 2-point perspective. With practice, you will be able to take some shortcuts and draw arrows without tracing the whole set of: Horizon line, vanishing points and converging lines. Take this video as a basic exercise that ...
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How to draw arrows in perspective |Part2 |TIP 107
When you sketch an object, most of the time you can’t possibly draw the full set of Perspective: Horizon lineVanishing points Converging lines. However, it’s SUPER ESSENTIAL to always keep in mind the perspective rules to make sure that your sketch is correct. With practice, your brain ...
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Perspective | How to visualize and spot the converging lines? | TIP106 | VIDEO
In product Design we like to use arrows to express a movement, a path, an acceleration. It’s not only made to designate certain elements of a product. Today, I will show you how to decompose an arrow in simple shapes, and making sure to draw it with ...
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How to draw arrows in perspective |Part 1 |TIP105
Perspective can scare many beginners. However, if we decompose the process in simple steps, we realise that we can master the basics very fast. This video will show you in a simple way how to draw a cube with 2-point perspective. You will see: Step-by-step how to ...
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How to draw a cube in 2-point perspective? | TIP 104 | VIDEO
In design sketching, it’s essential to know how to represent ideas fast, especially during the preliminary phase of research of a project. We are not yet looking for “sexy drawings”. We want to allocate more time at thinking, and multiply the number of sketches. Less time we ...
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Sketch faster and better with he Contour lines |TIP 103 |VIDEO
We was drawing at Garden by the Bay, in Singapore. I took a picture of my friend drawing. It was the first I saw someone holding the pen that way (picture below). So I tried. My movement became clearly limited. Maybe I was just not used to ...
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Do you draw and hold your pen the right way? |TIP101
A TIP I recommend especially for beginners who have difficulties to start. Who try to draw, but can’t find any satisfaction at the moment. Instead of focusing on getting "ambitious" result, and get frustrated, I recommend to focus on getting pleasure at drawing. That’s how you will ...
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Learn better by better enjoying |TIP100
My friend Adrien Wira and I tried something new, a Collaboration. It’s something I never though about till Adrien suggested the idea. We know each other for a while. We was classmate at Creapole-ESDI, in Paris studying Product design. Adrien is a talented Footwear designer at Adidas, ...
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Concept art collaboration Choutac x Adrien Wira |TIP99
Today a Video tutorial of Photoshop interface and brush (Opacity and Size pen pressure). After this tutorial you will know how to make your first sketch on Photoshop with your graphic tablet. 00:10 Create a new document 01:10 Interface presentation: Tool bar, tool preset, Canvas, Windows 01:30 ...
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How to activate Photoshop brush pressure: Opacity and Size variation |TIP98 |Video
“Maxpower20” asked me if I would have any advise on How to improve the line quality. I think it could be helpful to share the info with all of you. I did this sketch on Photoshop with the Wacom Cintiq 22HD. I started it with the pen ...
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6 Tips to improve your quality of lines |TIP97
When you start a drawing session, you may wonder why your first sketches are clumsy. Your hand muscles are not yet that agile. It’s good to start with a bit of warm up. For that, draw anything with a loose hand. Warm Up drawing with a loose ...
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Warm up drawing with a loose hand | TIP96 | Video
Drawing nice curves are essential for a dynamic sketch. 90% of the time I use 2 types of curves. You can see an example of sketch I did with the C-Curves and the S-Curves, while drawing a sneaker. Many beginners are scared at drawing curves. I will ...
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How to draw C-Curves? | TIP95 |Video
The middle line is essential to any designer. Mother nature made most of the thing on earth and outer space symmetrical. The human, then creates object mostly symmetrical as well. You may want to draw a spaceship, a rasor, a lamp, a car, a fashion model…anything symmetrical, ...
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How to get a symmetrical sketch in perspective ? Use the "Middle line" |TIP 94 |Video
7-days Roll of paper challenge I started without knowing the lenght of the roll. But I needed to set up a time limit to the challenge. I took 7 days, fair enough. The challenge is not about making each sketch a piece of art, but a design ...
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18 meters of sketches in 7 Days >> Roll of Paper Challenge |TIP93
Hi guys, today I recorded the first video of sketching tutorial ! To be honest that was not easy for me, as I am not used to speak alone in front of a camera. I plan to do more videos, so more I do more I should ...
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How to draw in volume, 2 essential principles for beginners |TIP92 |Video
Second day of the Roll of paper challenge. My mood is not there. I sit and carry on drawing on the roll of paper. About 1.50meter later, I am not much happy with the results. I feel inefficient. I realised that I am not focused, and my ...
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Roll of paper challenge - Day 2 - How to regain motivation at drawing ? |TIP91
To improve we need to regularly get out of our comfort zone. It’s something that we don’t do naturally. Relax, in sketching we can only improve. Even a little, it’s still a step forward. So keep in my mind your goal, and keep going. A friend of ...
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Roll of paper challenge: 7 days to fill the roll of sketches | Concept art |TIP90
For a student, buying the Wacom Cintiq is most of the time a dream. It’s so expensive. Let me tell you more about the alternative Wacom product I used to have. However, note that it seams to be tricky to find a retailer if you don’t live ...
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The Wacom tablet I get cheaper than a Cintiq
Today is an update of the TIP 57 How to make your sketch stand out with a simple shadow. Where instead of 1 TIP, I give you along the way 16 TIPS on How to draw a shoe - Adidas sneaker design. 00:04 I use a Bic ...
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16 TIPS - How to draw an Adidas sneaker design |Video
If you also like to do some pen shopping, you may have gathered a lot, and you may wonder how to choose. There is no ultimate perfect pen. It’s all about your own sensitivity and the effect you are looking for. David Philips, reader of the blog ...
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Top 7 Sketching pens of the year !
I would like to create more “credible” concept art engines. For that, I need to study mechanical pieces having a basic understanding of the functions. That will be my “raw” material. To increase my creativity while I sketch Concept art engine, I feed my memory of forms ...
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Study mechanical pieces for credible Concept art engines |TIP88
A great trick to make concept art engine more fascinating, is to give them a “soul”. How ? By giving them hands, eyes, head, skeleton, anything related to human or animals, your engine won’t be just a robot anymore. You give “him” the ability to think, and ...
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Get inspired from human or animals to draw concept art |TIP87
Concept art, product design, car design, fashion design… all use this trick. It's essential when you present your initial sketches to your colleagues, friends or eventually clients to promote your best ideas (Such preliminary research are seldom presented to the clients – except if a top selection ...
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Use a pop of colour to direct your audience eyes|TIP86
When I sit on my desk and I start sketching, my fingers are quite stiff. The first sketches are often clumsy and it can be frustrating. However, after a bit of warm up, the lines get better, I feel more confident and I start focusing better. First ...
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What is a "Happy accident"? |TIP85
To get results faster, use reference pictures as much as you want. Sometime, your pride may stop you, somehow telling you that you are “cheating”. It’s a mistake. Tell yourself that you sketch in order to produce image and ideas. Sketching is not about memory performance (at ...
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Sketch with reference pictures is not cheating (concept art) |TIP84
A fun exercice in Product Design is to draw a men and women version of a design. It’s a good way to be introduced into how to create a design language. You can look at your phone, your computer, your fridge, a bottle of water… and so ...
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Male or female design ? |TIP83
I made this video during the shoe design workshop I gave to my friends. You will see step by step how I draw a sneaker. You will also get an introduction to the basic vocabulary of shoe design. A- Start by drawing a last. When I first ...
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How to draw a sneaker |TIP82 |Video
I have friends who are big shoe lovers. They asked me to teach them how to draw shoes for lady and men. So we met at Starbuck for our own Design Sketching Workshop! That was really fun, and super motivating ! Plus, we received some happy compliments ...
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Shoe design workshop - Perseverance pays off | TIP81
I like to do some “sketch hacking”. I take a technique somewhere to import and improve my Product Design sketching skills. It might be how designers create there own style anyway. But for me, I intend to provoke it, and make it continuously evolving. That’s something I ...
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How I draw better product design - sketching dancers |TIP80
A complex object is the result of many simple things assembled together. With a minimum of gesture, you will be able to draw an infinity of things. I was preparing the sketching video tutorial content at Starbucks. But then, why not sharing with you a bit of ...
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Draw with these 3 sketching line | Straight line, C- and S-Curve |TIP79
There is a good trick to find new ideas that artist and designers use in concept art, sci-fi movies, but also in product design. Ask yourself: ”What if”… It’s about making unexpected association where we can challenge the impossible and one self's imagination. For these doodles I ...
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Ask yourself: “What if” to explore new ideas |TIP78
I accidentally spoiled one of my sketch with water. But it was actually a happy discovery ! Let’s make it our TIP of the Day ! I was drinking a bottle of water I just took out from the fridge. Because of the water condensation, some drop ...
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Paint with water |TIP77
I have spent 2 days at Johor Bahru in Malaysia. One of the main street was under renovation using huge machines that I have never seen before. I came closer and I met Amp, the “pilot” of this engine. He kindly allowed me to take some pictures ...
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Feed your memory of forms |TIP76
Few weeks ago, I discovered the Urban sketchers work. I decided to do my own sketchwalk at Malacca for 2 days ! That’s how I came back home with more than 20 pages of sketches. I am a total beginner in watercolour. Few months ago, I talked ...
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All the TIPS I learned about watercolours in 2 days at Malacca
Take the term hacking as a positive idea. You want to promote yourself, not “selling yourself”. Once again, be yourself. I will share with you some tips on how to be confident and how to better promote yourself at the interview day. I actually learned most of ...
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14 Design job interview Hacks to succeed with confidence
In the previous article I talked about turning your portfolio into your best marketing weapon. I also brought up the idea that a portfolio is made firstly to be your business partner, and only secondly to be aesthetically pleasing. Though your portfolio also shows off your personality, ...
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9 Tips to Achieve Your Design Dream Interview
People who are used to take the subway may spend 20, 30, 40 minutes inside per day. How many of us spend most of our time looking at the screen of the phone checking Facebook or playing Candy Crush. Today tip is about taking benefit of this ...
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In the subway, don't look at your phone. Sketch! |TIP75
Tonight, I was back at Tokyu Hands to buy the PILOT Parallel. And I end bringing back home 2 extra pens for Chinese calligraphy. (Impulsive buying) The nibs are actually small brushes. These days I challenge my pen pressure with different “tools”. It's quite interesting as I ...
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Keep in mind to draw an eye as a sphere |TIP74
Let’s draw a modern tea pot that actually looks like a bottle. From the side view, the body is symmetrical. The difficulty here is to draw the sides curves symmetrical. To do that. I recommend to start by drawing the symmetry axis first. This exercise could be ...
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TIP 74 To draw a bottle, start with the symmetry axis
Today, I felt like a kid in a toy shop at Tokyu Hands. It’s a Japanese store that sell all kind of house ware, cosmetics, traveller, decoration, and hundreds of cool “useless stuff”. They have just opened, and I discovered a huge corner for pens and notebook ...
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Sketching is not a hobby, it’s a passion |TIP73
Drafting the content for the sketching video tutorial, I took a break and sketched some Concept art thumbnails. It was fun ! I would recommend to draw your thumbnails without taking much care of details. Ignore or simplify them. Focus on drawing the main shapes with fluid ...
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Draw thumbnails skipping the details|TIP72
The Ghost drawing is a simple but so powerful technique that will follow you all along your Design journey. It will give you confidence and accuracy. The ghost drawing is about simulating a movement before tracing it on paper. It’s a simple but essential technique to help ...
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What is the Ghost drawing? | TIP 71
Last week-end, my girl friend organized a vintage pop-up store from her online shop Aulapinnoir.com at Arterial Cafe in Singapore. The theme was “A French Affair”. You would find some vintage calligraphy supplies from her shop among letters handwritten from 1905, Peugeot Pepper grinder and other rare ...
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Draw with unexpected medium |TIP70
Going by the survey I just sent out to you guys, some of you are getting exciting interviews with design companies. I wish you all the best of luck! When looking for an internship or a job, art and design students tend to have a leg up ...
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How to Turn your portfolio into a marketing weapon
Last night I was bothered, because I couldn’t draw. I felt that whatever stroke I put on the canvas, It was not correct. It often happens when I try new techniques. It is a feel of frustration that used to make me give up easily. After going ...
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Failing better |TIP69
This tutorial contains few tips. You will see how to change the colours at the step 9 of this tutorial. Today I still carry on the popular Japanese warriors: the Samurai mask. They was made to scare their opponents in the battle field. To express that, I ...
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Photoshop > Change colour in a second! |TIP68
CHOUTAC CHUNG - Samurai Robot Last night, I was trying some brushes in Photoshop. I tried a brush that remind me the quality line of one of my pen, the Uni-Ball EYE, from Mitsubishi. The flow of ink applied on paper with this pen is constant whatever ...
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How to activate Photoshop pen pressure |TIP67
It was about 4 am, I couldn’t sleep and I bumped on Chanqueen watercolour arts. I was enjoying looking at her sketches that bring some colourful lights in my head. Her artworks shows different scene of Hong Kong. I really like the way she mix colours and ...
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Watercolours: Use blank surface at your advantage |TIP66
I would like to share with you about THE URBAN SKETCHERS. I heard about them for the first time during my last trip in Penang in Malaysia. I unfortunately didn’t participate but now I know how. I was sketching a temple alone at the terrace of a ...
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The urban sketchers
Today around the world sketch take place in Taipei, capital of Taiwan. An island located south of China and Japan. Walking in the streets, you could breath the mix of so many influences. What surprised me most was the atmosphere. It was quiet, peaceful yet fun and ...
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When to draw with 1 or 2-point perspective? |TIP65
I am the happy owner of a Cintiq 22HD Touch for 10 days already. I faced some problem that some of you may face as well. I share with you how I fixed them getting suitable furniture at Ikea. I started with a bit of difficulties to ...
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The furniture I get at Ikea to install the Wacom Cintiq 22HD
Let’s look at some inspiration pictures of Milan. I quite like the repetition of pillars along the shops. To sketch these one with accuracy, I will start by showing you a simple and very useful trick. I remember the day my teacher show me that trick I ...
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How to draw pillars in perspective ? |TIP64
Last month I was in Penang, Malaysia. I took my sketchbook and sketched outside what I saw. This week I decide to try reaching the next level. Instead of reproducing the reality, I want to be able to create my own environment. I start to gather some ...
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Do not skip your perspective lines |TIP63
Today drawing is an organic dragon head. I was randomly doodling and get slowly absorbed into it. So I totally forgot to take intermediate screenshot to share with you guys. I’ll try to get some for future doodling. CHOU-TAC CHUNG – DRAGON ORGANIC HEAD When I started ...
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Draw a dragon with the symmetry tool | Sketchbook pro |TIP62
Drawing with fluid lines will give life to your sketches. Sketching with fluid lines is an expression I especially like. I like to experiment it in different field such as drawing people, products, concept art and so on. I don’t give much boundaries to myself. There is ...
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Sketch with fluid lines |TIP61
These days I am looking at some pictures of Evangelion. I am quite sensitive to this mix of organic and machines. So I started something trying to keep it simple. TIP 60 Photoshop > Start working with a huge canvas On Photoshop, it’s ideal to work with ...
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Photoshop > Start sketching with a big canvas |TIP60
This article is not a review trying to give a mark to the product. It’s just a share about my first impression and real experience. You will see the plus and minus I met as a Cintiq new user. 22HD or 24HD ? Two different format. XL ...
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First day with a Wacom Cintiq 22 HD Touch
I have just acquired a new Wacom Cintiq 22 HD tablet. I though I would get used to it quickly, I was wrong. It took me few hours to get some results. I remember my first tablet. It was a Wacom Graphire 2. It has the colourful ...
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Just started with a digital tablet? Don't panic |TIP59
Today a quick tutorial on how to make a head. TIP 58 Start a sketch with general shapes, then refine. Start by a circle and a symmetry axis to roughly visualise the head. Draw roughly the chin to give a general preview. Place the different elements of ...
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Start a sketch with general shapes, then refine |TIP58
A 6 minutes video of a Sneaker sketch. CHOU-TAC CHUNG – ADIDAS SNEAKER CRAMPONS ( I twisted the original blue color on Photoshop) TIP 57 Make your object levitate adding a distant shadow on the ground. I learned this simple and so cool trick from an inspirational ...
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How to make your sketch stand out with a simple shadow |TIP57
Following the article about the Book written by Chris Lefteri, Manufacturing techniques for Product Design, I would like to precise an essential notion that any aspiring designer needs to know. “To me, a great designer loves people. This is where he takes his inspiration from.” This is ...
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Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. - Steve Jobs
Let me share with you guys a book I bought a couple of years ago. It’s about Manufacturing for product designer. MAKING IT, from Chris Lefteri. Chris Lefteri made this book to be approachable for students and to whom want to get a solid base without going ...
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Making it Manufacturing techniques for Product design
Bigger are our drawings, bigger our mistakes appear! I know how we feel at start. We are not used at drawing big, and we are not confident at doing it. So we get naturally scared. We feel that a small sketch got better chance to looks good ...
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Sketch big to improve faster |TIP56
Remember to set up in HD ! An extra video of an Adidas sketch I did at Georges White Coffee at Penang Island in Malaysia. If you have already read [the Designer Starter Kit], you may notice how often I turn the paper. It almost occurs at ...
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3min video sketching an Adidas wedge
It was 2pm. I was looking for a nice spot to sketch. So I decided to go to the Jetty for the awesome view of the sea. However I underestimated the sun of Penang. I was walking toward the famous jetty under 30°C. The sun was above ...
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Get a nice Urban sketching spot at the right time |TIP55
Do you know that drawing is also about motivation management? I recommend to do not go into details too early. It is tempting but you need to resist. Work first on the main settings and make sure they are good enough to carry on. I rather do ...
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Manage your motivation by preventing mistakes |TIP54
I was sketching some buildings of Penang, A family stopped by and congratulate me on that drawing. It is always touching. Then a local men whose name is Joo, sat beside me. He asked me for how many years do I draw such illustrations. I told him ...
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Keep sketching to keep memories and improvements! |TIP53
HAPPY DIPAVALI ! Today is the day of light in India. I am now in Penang, Malaysia where the Indian community is quite huge here. Despite of the rain we expect great festivities and an awesome fireworks side the sea tonight. 🙂 TIP#52 LOOK AT PEOPLE YOU ...
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Look at people you draw, don't be shy |TIP52
I was chilling at Georges Town White Coffee. A beautiful Coffee built in a 100 years old house at Penang, Malaysia. That city is one of the Unesco World heritage site. I hoped that place would have good vibes for inspiration. These are my first video I ...
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2min Two video SKETCHING Y-3 ADIDAS Sneakers
I started to take a bad habit. Looking ay my phone or Ipad when I get bored. And it happens multiple time in a day. Beside that, I am also part of people who think that kids today shouldn’t play at Angry bird, but instead playing marbles ...
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Never get bored for 1$ |TIP51
This is an essential skill that a designer need to train. If you want to be able to draw things fast and create from your own imagination, think in 3D. Decompose what you see in basic shapes and volumes such as circle, ellipse, sphere, cube, cylinder, cone ...
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Train your 3D vision seeing anything in transparency |TIP50
When you start drawing, your are often more focused on making a beautiful picture than getting a great idea. There is nothing much wrong about it as an artist. But let’s look at a Designer’s daily life. A designer has to allocate most of his time into ...
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Sketch thumbnails instead of a piece of art |TIP49
During my first year of Design school, we had a quite particular class: Nude model sketch. I was browsing Instagram pictures. And I noticed the pictures of Suicide girls MX*. Girls from Mexico loving tatoos and who are just beautiful with a Polaroid feel. That's how I ...
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Sketch sensual body postures with the minimum of lines |TIP48
Before going to sleep, I doodled a bit without much thinking. I guess I was starting dreaming. TIP #47 Doodle randomly to explore new shapes Little by little, some shapes appeared quite interesting to me. I developed it and end with a bird creature. It is It ...
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Make random doodle to explore new shapes |TIP47
I am following the sneaker magazine ConceptKicks since I am student. A bit of story: This site showcases some student and professional designer artwork in the sneaker industry. It inspired me a lot, and kept me motivated when I was student. I dreamt to be as good ...
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Take great inspiration from catwalks |TIP46
TIP #45 Train yourself drawing things you have fun with CHOUTAC CHUNG – THE MINION INVADERS, 2014 All started with some random circles. I was wondering what to draw, and suddenly, some Minions head pop up from these circles in my mind ! That was irresistible. So ...
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Train yourself drawing things you have fun with like the Minions! | TIP45
TIP #44 When aN idea pop up, Don’t wait for getting the whole picture. make SOME rough sketch, and carry on from there. Chou-Tac Chung - Strong bagpack, 2014 Chou-Tac Chung – Soft bagpack, 2014 In other words, don’t use your brain to store your ideas. Free ...
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Quick idea, quick sketch, deep research |TIP44
Learning how to draw seams to be already quite tough. Then we should learn without erasing and correcting ? Why ?As a beginner, you start learning with basic shapes. And these shapes such as a simple straight line and a circle are the best way to train ...
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No rubber to learn faster |TIP43
Thanks Adrien W. for telling me about Darren Quach. He’s an amazing concept artist. I found his Instagram account: dqsketches and his work really inspired me. I remember at school, with some classmates we already used to start drawing some robots. There is quite a while I ...
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To improve fast, get inspired from others |TIP41
LASALLE – SINGAPORE First off, I’d recommend that you visit multiple schools and make sure you learn their general philosophy and approach to design. If their philosophy doesn’t jive with yours, cross the school off your list. Visit the next one. Try to avoid naïveté: double check ...
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Q: How do I know if a design school is good?
Take your surrounding as Color inspiration   To choose a color combination is not that easy. However, here is a simple trick that the fashion industry commonly use. You can apply it to choose the marker colors combination for your sketches. It’s actually quite simple. It just ...
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Be “color inspired” from your surrounding
TIP #40 Test your marker combination - Side by side and superposed. If it looks nice, go ahead ! Chou-Tac Chung – Color combination test, 2014 What’s your favourite combination of colors ?Share with us ! ...
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Test your marker colour combination |TIP40
I realized that Basic essentials is what people need the most. How about I publish more articles and TIPS for beginners ? TIP#39 to make a perfect round circle, do not rest your elbow on the table SPHERE TRIMMING Today, we’ll just talk about circle. Ellipses will ...
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To make a perfect circle, check your elbow |TIP39
How to Start a Portfolio Most schools will ask you for a portfolio in order to see some of your previous work. But not everyone has a chance to be well informed about the intricacies design school applications, and maybe you don’t even know what a portfolio ...
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Q: I want to apply for a design school but I need a portfolio. How ?
The priority of a quality design school is not to hire the “best” candidates. >> It is to offer the best designers to the industry.* * That’s how a design school truly gains a prestigious reputation. I am writing this article for whom may be interested to ...
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Top 3 skills to get in a quality design school
Villy da’Locca saw the TIP OF THE DAY on the blog Facebook Page, and he decided to apply that TIP, NOW. That’s the best way to learn efficiently how to draw. You memorise and make useful the knowledge you’ve just learned. Otherwise, the human brain might unfortunately ...
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How to make a creature using a light marker |TIP38
There is plenty of drawings software and apps I like. But the one I use for years is Sketchbook Pro. In term of drawing, that software is a lot better than Photoshop.I enjoyed the dynamics and natural lines that Sketchbook Pro provide. It's a very light software, ...
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What is the best drawing software now?
I don’t have internet yet in my new apartment. So I went to a Hong Kong style cafe nearby where they offer free wi-fi until 2 am. The cafe had some magazines. I took one and get some inspiration in the fashion photo shoot pages. My favourites ...
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How to draw a fashion model in motion |TIP35-36
Thank you Renata for your comment at theDesignSketchbook Facebook page. It helped me to clarify even more my point of view. In the article about “I have been really bad at drawing since my childhood. How do I get started?” I said that “Practice Practice Practice” is ...
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The “10000 hours of practice” rule under fire
"Practice practice practice" is overrated. It's truly important, but that's Not the main rule to success. Before that, you need Motivation, or your might end to Practice, practice, practice for a month only. 😛 Sander Gerinckx – Drawing child I met some students at Design school who ...
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I have been really bad at drawing since my childhood. How do I get started?
I found some drawing in my luggage from when I was watching RIO2 in the plane. I was looking for paper, so I started to draw on the first paper available, the Air Sickness Bag. I personally like animation. I believe that it helps me to give ...
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Draw anything from any angle |TIP34
Have you ever felled awkward to draw something when people are looking above your shoulder? It happens that a sketcher suddenly can’t draw anything. Trying to sketch new things, he’s paralysed and draw nothing; thinking that his sketch may be judged by people. TIP#33 No failure, no ...
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Conquer your fear of failure |TIP33
Let me recommend some art books that I personally enjoy: the products of the publishing company Taschen. Taschen publishing started in the eighties as the brainchild of an 18-year-old comic shop owner, Benedikt Taschen. Since then, Taschen has become a staple of art books. Its publications cover ...
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Taschen | Awesome design books
After sketching The Grand Budapest Hotel in the plane with a Twin Marker, I wanted to practice an other tool. I opened my pen case and pick up a mechanical pencil. That was not a common one, that one had a red lead inside. TIP 32 GreatER ...
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Greater croquis with a color lead |TIP32
I was taking the plane to Singapore for a 13 hours journey. Usually, I only take long distance flight at night. You can just fall asleep and wake up “fresh” ready to start a new day. But, that time round, the departure time was at noon. Fully ...
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Be more creative thinking like Google |TIP30
I dig in an old toolbox at my parents’ place. I found this door hinge. I took one of the most “intricate object” from the box. I actually liked it for its mechanism. So, I decided that it will be my sketching challenge of the day! TIP ...
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When basics become instinct |TIP29
Today is the third day I play with Bender, from Futurama with the K.S. Challenge. I was bored in the train, so I was doodling Angry Bender again. TIP 28 Doodle EASY Doodle with a loose hand, and the wrist being NOT in contact with the table/tablet ...
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Doodle easy with bender |TIP28
Street Fighter II x FuturamaI grew up playing Street Fighter. It was one of my favorite inspiration. Still having Bender in my mind, How about mixing them ?Capcom - Super Street Fighter II A friend told me that fan art artist usually spend time on learning how ...
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HOW TO SET UP A BACKGROUND FAST| TIP27
Just did a sketch from memory of Bender. Bender is the robot of the animation Futurama, from Matt Groening (The Simpsons). He’s popular for his angry mood. Forgetting his antenna on his head, I feel he looks like a gangster. TIP 26 Get a Doodle sketchbook Use ...
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Sketch without fear with a secret sketchbook |TIP26
It takes about 4 hours to go to Annecy from Paris by TGV (300km/hour High speed train). The landscape displayed fast behind the windows. It’s beautiful, but it’s actually quite redundant. Getting bored, I took out my sketchbook, and doodled a bit. TIP 24 Never get bored ...
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DOODLE ANYTHING, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE | TAKE NOTE FAST AND EASY | TIP 24 - 25
There is some days that we feel we can’t draw. You may still try, but your sketches are still not as good as usual. It may be too early morning, too late, too whatever, you won’t be able to know why. And you will give up. Some ...
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WARM UP |TIP23
I don’t remember when was the last time I draw some buildings in Paris. I went to the 1st floor of a Starbucks, and sat in one of their comfy chair. Then I draw what I saw from the window. TIP 22 Bring life to your drawing ...
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ADD PEOPLE IN YOUR DRAWING |TIP22
When I saw the Samsung Note Pro 12.2, I couldn’t resist drawing something on it. The tablet carry a customized version of Sketchbook pro.* * That you can’t find on a Windows Surface 3 expo product. TIP 21 To get a tablet, Do not believe the specs ...
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TO GET A DRAWING TABLET, DON'T BELIEVE THE SPECS |TIP21
Chou-Tac Chung – Arachnid Creature, 2014 TIP 20 Make an impressive creature in a second Insert a small human silhouette as a scaling measure. Few pen strokes will do. The creature will appear giant like David and Goliath. Osmar Schindler – David and Goliath If you like ...
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A TRICK TO MAKE AN IMPRESSIVE CREATURE IN A SECOND |TIP20
I am fascinated by the tool “Vertical Symmetry” of Sketchbook Pro. You draw a half, and the software trace the second half automatically in real time. Wondering what to draw today, I had in mind the insect pin board where butterflies and other beetles are perfectly displayed ...
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Get inspired by nature |TIP19
Let’s study a BIC crystal cap. In a previous post, we saw how to make reflection on flat and transparent surfaces. Now, it’s about transparent volume. The degree of difficulty is a bit higher but still achievable by beginners. Chou-Tac Chung – Bic Crystal cap, 2014 STEP ...
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HOW TO MAKE A TRANSPARENT OBJECT IN 3 STEPS | TIP18
TIP 17 Don’t be fool. Be happy. Filter the information which try to come in your brain. Decide what you want to see, hear, eat, feel. Focus on your own priorities instead of the one people try to make you believe in. You could keep your natural ...
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DON’T BE FOOL. BE HAPPY |TIP17
Chilin at the airport, I made a stop at the IT store. I saw the latest Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 inch tablet - with a sensitive pen pressure feature . It really looks promising. Let’s have a closer look. Two birds one stone Why not sketching ...
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Sketching with the Samsung Note Pro 12.2 | Tablet Review
Last night I took the plane from Saigon to Singapore. Landing around midnight, I stayed overnight at the airport chilling around. 19 hours of transit was in front of me. (4 hours more to go.) So I stopped at Mc Donald and slowly started the 10th sketch ...
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Catch an instant of life drawing people in 4 steps | TIP15
I noticed the overhead electricity wires and high voltage power lines from my balcony. They are such in an organized mess. It looks complicated, so why not give it a try ! Chou-Tac Chung - High-voltage power lines, Saigon, 2014I guess that what attracted my attention is ...
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PERFECT LINES WITH SKETCHBOOK PRO| GET INSPIRED LOOKING AROUND YOU |TIP 13 - 14
Theories that explain how to draw the interaction between light and glass surfaces are complex, and can take a lot of time to fully explain. For now, we’ll approach things simply, using a method that takes advantage of shortcuts. The first shortcut is to treat all similar ...
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How to make light reflection in 4 steps
A lady shoe is pretty hard to draw at start. I remember how much I struggled. I share with you 2 essentials tips about drawing lady shoe. Try them and feel free to let me know how it works. TIP 11 Draw a shoe ? Draw a ...
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DRAW A SHOE ? DRAW A LAST | A LADY SHOE LAST AIM TO BE FEMININE, SEXY | TIP 11 - 12
Yesterday I went to hospital for a body check-up in Saigon. I checked my hung, liver, stomach, blood, cholesterol, diabetes and so on... At the end the doctor said I am 100% healthy. Great, however a sudden little evil version of me appeared, telling me that I ...
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DOODLE ENJOYING THE PRESENT MOMENT |TIP10
Earphone is a great subject for sketching various forms. They could be organic or minimalist. Today is just a quick sketch of an earphone which got a flat wire. The plus is that you could easily customize or replace the wire color. Simple. Did you notice that ...
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How to get a more sensitive pen with Sketchbook Pro? | MAKE YOUR SKETCH CHANGE THE WORLD | TIP 8 - 9
Being not satisfied of the previous “Sketch 5 | Concept diving mask”, I decided to sketch a new version of it. Before starting, I keep in mind the mistakes I mentioned in that previous post. Chung Chou-Tac – Concept diving mask, 2014 TIP 6 Sketch with keyboard ...
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Sketch with keyboard shortcut | TIP 6 - 7
Even if I have spent quite some time on that sketch, I am not really fan of it. I was trying too hard hiding my mistakes by overloading it of details. I guess I blind myself and didn’t realize early enough that the sketch base was not ...
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Set up a high resolution file with Sketchbook Pro |TIP5
TIP 4 Assemble a body armour An armour can cover and hide a high percentage of the body. Visualize well the body below, it will help you to assemble that armour. You can leave a comment in the box below ...
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How to assemble a women body armour |TIP4
Today I've just get a set of 30 twin markers. The brand is TOUCHLIIT. My friend gave me a warm recommendation of them. Let's try them! The sketches are done with the thick tip only. Unfortunately I didn't get the "Layout paper" for markers. Be aware that ...
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DRY YOUR MARKER |TIP3
At Cuc Gach Quan, Saigon - I discovered a mix modern and antique restaurant. The walls, props decoration has been preserved from decades. Bowls, spoon, wood chopsticks are authentic. You could see some cracks on the bowl edge, which was actually charming. Today generation loves to go ...
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BE INSPIRED BY UNEXPECTED EXPERIENCES |TIP2
Last night I received a call. My friend told me that I should draw something that I am not used to. That it would be a great start for the “365 keep sketching challenge”. That night he was playing football. He asked me to join them to ...
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SKETCH THE WORLD ! |TIP1
Being a designer means spending your entire life learning from the things around you. Observe, analyze, and imagine as often as you can in order to better understand your environment. And above all, put your ideas down as sketches. Whether in snow, wind, or the middle of ...
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LEARN 1 TIP A DAY WITH THE 365 KEEP SKETCHING CHALLENGE !
A thorough understanding of perspective is indispensable for a solid foundation in drawing. Remember: Perspective is a highly effective tool for visual communication Perspective establishes a 3D image, representing volume in space by simulating the way a human eye sees. As with a camera, perspective can be ...
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Use a killer perspective for your sketch
A designer needs to be good at visual communication in order to defend his ideas and convince his audience. Best presentation boards are the one which doesn’t needs the presence of anyone to give explanation. We want to be efficient, attracting and giving a path to people’s ...
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How to get your sketches convince your audience
It’s often said that the artist Michelangelo was a genius. If his art is so impressive, it’s because he had an artistic approach that was, above all, scientific and pragmatic. Michelangelo was fascinated by the study of anatomy. To draw a body, he didn’t sketch just the ...
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“A man paints with his brains, not with his hands.”, Michelangelo
Before beginning this tutorial, I suggest you to refer to “Be a pro at dot-to-dot mastering straight lines” HOW DO I DO 25 CM STRAIGHT LINES Turn the paper 45 to 60 degrees. Adjust it to your convenience. Before drawing the line, simulate the gesture just above ...
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25cm straight lines without ruler
Remember, draw your lines in a clean way. Begin cleanly, and end cleanly. Meaning, try to keep even pressure and speed from beginning to end. Chou-Tac Chung – Hand sketch, 2008 HOw to get evenly spaced lines Count in your head steadily, like a metronome. For each ...
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How do I draw good hatching?
The straight line WITHOUT RULER It may seem easy to some people, and downright difficult to others. Nevertheless, try not to ignore its importance, because the straight line will be one of the basic skills that you must absolutely master. After this tutorial, at very least you’ll ...
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How to draw straight lines (without ruler)
A NIKE Tennis ware fashion illustration. Below is a quick tutorial of a Nike Tennis ware fashion illustration from sketching to Photoshop rendering in just 4 steps. All was done with a graphic tablet. From left to right: - 0 Final result - 1 Body movement - ...
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4 Simple steps From sketching to Photoshop rendering
A few days ago I was invited to the manga convention Manga Festival, which was hosted in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.* * I’m living here for two months. The convention wasn’t huge, but it attracted lots of passionate people, including cosplayers of the same excellent caliber ...
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