How To Draw And Never Get Bored (For $1)!

I started to take a bad habit. Looking ay my phone or Ipad when I get bored. And it happens multiple times in a day. Besides that, I am also part of people who think that kids today shouldn’t play at Angry bird, but instead playing marbles or hide and seek. I have the nostalgia…

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Train your 3D vision seeing anything in transparency |TIP50

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. Assemble them, then go into the details. TIP#50…

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Sketch thumbnails instead of a piece of art |TIP49

  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 idea exploration. A client is not looking…

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Sketch sensual body postures to improve your product design sketching (Live posture)|TIP48

During my first year of Product Design school, we had a quite particular class: Live 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 started my sketches of the day.…

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Make random doodle to explore new shapes |TIP47

    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 is really interesting to work with…

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Take great inspiration from catwalks |TIP46

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 as these people who are featured inside. Today,…

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Train yourself drawing things you have fun with like the Minions! | TIP45

TIP #45 Have FUN when you draw !! CHOUTAC CHUNG – THE MINION INVADERS 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 I sketched them !! I actually get inspired from an exercise…

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Quick idea, quick sketch, deep research |TIP44

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 your mind by taking them down on paper.…

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No rubber to learn faster |TIP43

  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 your sketching ability. It calibrates your brain…

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To improve your drawing fast, get inspired by others |Concept Art TIP41

Thank you 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 didn’t do any and felt rusty. So,…

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Q: How do I know if a design school is good?

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 your information about a school with multiple students…

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How Designers create beautiful Color Palettes easily

Spot existing color palettes around you To choose a color combination seems not that easy. However, here is a simple trick that the fashion industry commonly uses without using Colour palette generators. You can apply it to choose the marker colors combination for your sketches. It just needs a bit of daily observation effort. Look…

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Test your marker colour combination |TIP40

  TIP #40 Test your marker combination – Side by side and superposed. If it looks nice, go ahead ! Chou-Tac Chung – Color combination test What’s your favourite combination of colors ? Share with us !

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To make a perfect circle, check your elbow |TIP39

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 be the topic of an other tutorial. One…

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Q: I want to apply for a design school but I need a portfolio. How ?

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 is. A portfolio is a folder where you…

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