Sketch on a digital tablet with keyboard shortcut | TIP 6 – 7

Being not satisfied with the previous “Sketch 5 | Concept diving mask”, I decided to sketch a new version of it. Sketching on a graphic tablet is not only about learning how to use the digital pen, but also the keyboard shortcuts. Your right hand is drawing with the pen, while your left hand is…

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Set up a high resolution file with Sketchbook Pro |TIP5

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 right. It naturally gives a clumsy result. The…

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How to assemble a women body armour |TIP4

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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DRY YOUR MARKER |TIP3

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 by using normal paper, more ink will be…

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BE INSPIRED BY UNEXPECTED EXPERIENCES |TIP2

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 there to find back some nostalgia, as they…

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SKETCH THE WORLD ! |TIP1

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 sketch them playing. I told him that I…

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LEARN 1 TIP A DAY WITH THE 365 KEEP SKETCHING CHALLENGE !

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,…

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Use a killer perspective for your sketch

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 manipulated or skewed to distort reality. This is…

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How to convince your audience with your sketches |Line weight

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 need the presence of anyone to give an explanation. We want to be efficient, attracting, and giving a path to people’s eyes on your presentation boards.* *It’s similar…

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Learn how to draw smarter with Michelangelo!

“A man paints with his brains, not with his hands.”, Michaelangelo 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. To better learn how to draw, let’s see how was Michaelangelo creative process. Michelangelo…

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25cm straight lines without ruler

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 the paper*. Draw using the movement of your…

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How do I draw good hatching?

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. I show you a hatching drawing technique that is simple to apply. If you need it, you can train at drawing straight lines freehand first. Make sure you draw also…

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How to draw straight lines (without a ruler)

How to draw straight-line without a 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 be a pro at Dot-to-dot! Monkeying…

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How to draw a girl wearing a Nike Tennis outfit in 4 steps

How to draw a girl wearing a Nike Tennis outfit in 4 steps Today is a quick tutorial of a Nike Tennis ware fashion illustration. I sketched and render in Photoshop and show you the process with the 4 main steps. All was done with a Wacom graphic digital tablet. From left to right: (Final…

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“Bad artists copy, good artists steal.”, Salvador Dali

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 as you’d find at Comiket in Japan or…

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