2min Two video SKETCHING Y-3 ADIDAS Sneakers


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 publish of my live sketching. It’s a good way I think to show you guys how I proceed.

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Y-3 Adidas Mid wedge sneaker

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Y-3 Adidas High wedge sneaker

The artists of the great sound behind:  Robynn & Kendy – Xiao Shuo Ban Ka Fei

I get a design with these words in my mind. Pure, avant-garde, technical for Y-3, Yohji Yamamoto for Adidas.

That’s all. Feel free to share your comments.
See you guys.

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If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my career, I believe that they can also help you to learn, and help you with your projects. Whether Design is a job or a hobby it doesn’t matter, so long as you do what is important to you.


  • Don

    Reply Reply August 16, 2016

    Is their a forum we can participate in?

    • Chou-Tac

      Reply Reply August 16, 2016

      Hello Don,

      There is no forum.

      However, I do have a Design sketching online course where I give 1-to-1 correction of your sketches. 🙂

      Let me know if it’s something that may interest you.


  • Don

    Reply Reply August 16, 2016

    I have enjoyed your videos on YouTube and really appreciate your efforts. I analyze everything I begin to death in order for me to make the best possible decision to move forward. I have spent time with hundreds of different design, life sketching and drafting channels on YouTube and it is Chou Tac’s channel I feel most comfortable with moving forward.

    I am trying to practice according to your booklet, circles. Should they be small or large. Seems unfair making small circles the size I am already acustomed to in writing 0’s and o’s.

    Move from shoulder or wrist? Turn the page or not? I receive conflicting information. I have heard different things. If I am in front of an easel with arm outstretched then it is obvious your movement should be a fluid shoulder movement. What about when you are sitting at your desk or the coffee shop? Should I lift my forearm off the desk with stokes controlled by my shoulder? Should I be turning the page?

    I did click the link and watched your video in the coffee shop. You were turning the page, but others tell me I need to learn not to turn the page.

    Thank you Chou Tac

    Sincerely, Don

    • Chou-Tac

      Reply Reply August 16, 2016

      Hello Don,

      Yes, when you are sitting on a chair drawing on a desk, you have to draw moving your whole arm as well.

      I do recommend turning your paper so you can easily draw more type of curves easier, faster and more accurately – instead of moving your body.

      Hope it helps!


  • Renata

    Reply Reply October 26, 2014

    Hi Chou-Tac
    I just discovered your videos ! very nice too see how you are in action! 😉

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