How to draw straight lines + the Common mistakes | TIP 150 | 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 posture, the ghost drawing… Oh, the book is…

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Is it hard to create for a designer? / TIP 245

Yesterday 12.00pm, I went at the French restaurant L’Usine. It was my second meeting with my “Tinder date” Ngoc. *Pronounced “Gnop” in Vietnamese with a bit inflated cheeks like a pouting baby. I was very excited to meet her again because we are very different​, but have essential things in common. I felt I could…

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Level up your design sketches in 3D with this fun 2-point perspective exercise! | TIP 201

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 a concentration game. I call this the “Move…

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Start your sketch with a light pen pressure |TIP 182

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! My first lines are a bit rigid. So…

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Car design Tip | Sketch with the “Happy Accident”!

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 shared with me that his teacher one day…

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How to draw a cube with 2-point perspective | TIP 155 | VIDEO

  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 with 2-point perspective. You can watch the…

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How to draw a cube with 1-point perspective | TIP 154 | 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 this video, you will realise it’s actually pretty…

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Sharpen your sense of proportion | TIP 153 | 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 in video: How to draw straight lines How to draw perfect squares…

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How to draw perfect circles | TIP 152 | 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 connection Connect a circle at this point Do…

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How to draw perfect square + the common mistakes | TIP 151 | 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 How to make straight lines, this tutorial will…

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What is your favourite Ball point pen ? | TIP 145

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 ? Tell us in the comments. 🙂 My…

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Sketch smarter with a marker |TIP136 |VIDEO

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, let your creativity flow and get more expressive…

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5 reasons why sharing your skills will help you improve| TIP129

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 much more in a long term. If one…

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5 steps to start drawing a scene in perspective |TIP126

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 a keen interest in Product design.  Working daily…

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How to make your character design attractive and interesting ?

Vivek Rai was sending me by email a pretty cool picture from a school task he had about creating characters. He asked me some tips about: How to generate ideas to create Character design ? The whole idea is to make interesting features pop out. To do so, we need a story. A good story gives…

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