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 a storm, I draw anywhere: at my home, in a park, on a paper cup at Starbucks…. In the spirit of this sort of practice, I’m going to make a post each day with one sketch and one drawing tip.

It’s a project I’m calling THE: “365 KEEP SKETCHING CHALLENGE !”

Inspiration is everywhere, yet it’s not always easy to channel, is it? Argh, the dreaded artist’s block! I’ve given myself this challenge to improve both my observational abilities and my sketching skills. To do this, I’ll stimulate my creativity, and draw and post one or more new sketches each day for the year.

For this project I’ll not hesitate to explore styles and techniques I’m currently not familiar with, like story-boarding, architectural drawing, and concept art. Then I’ll certainly try to mix everything new I learn. I’m excited to see how my style and skills will evolve!

EVOLVING together

I hope that this blog will be a source of visual and theoretical inspiration for everyone who’s following it. With the upcoming sketches, I’ll also unveil corresponding artistic tips and hints!

These sketches will certainly not be the prettiest, but they’re a superb way to explore and study. Let’s not forget that’s the primary goal of a designer’s sketchbook.


share it to your family, colleagues and friends who love art and design!

Let me know what you think along the way!

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About The Author


Hello! My name is Chou-Tac. I am a Product Designer from France. If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my industrial design career, I believe that they can also help you reach your design goal as a student or professional. My aim to help you all along with your design projects and journey. Anytime, feel free to leave a comment in the blog or send me an email at choutac@thedesignsketchbook.com : )


  • Thanks for the motivation and inspiration, and thanks for setting up this blog 🙂

    • Chou-Tac Chung

      Reply Reply January 12, 2015

      My pleasure Rachel. 🙂

  • Julia

    Reply Reply September 29, 2014

    Wow, I am just trying to handle the “30 Days Drawing Challenge” but this is much bigger. Great. I think later I will join this too!
    Sketchy Greetings, Julia

    • Chou-Tac

      Reply Reply September 30, 2014

      Hi Julia,
      I will do my best ! Cheers !

  • Chou-Tac

    Reply Reply September 5, 2014

    Thank you Ani ! Great to cheer each other and get higher progress and motivation each day.

  • ani

    Reply Reply August 28, 2014

    i see your drawing skill and technic is really good from the sketches. i also wanna join this challenge to improve myself. this is so inspiring method! wish you very best of all!

    • Chou-Tac

      Reply Reply September 5, 2014

      Great to cheer each other and get higher progress and motivation each day ! Thanks Ani.

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