At Basheer Graphics bookstore (Singapore) with John|VIP Sketch Like the Pros member

I have just met John in Singapore. He’s one of my VIP member of Sketch Like The Pros. It happenned we were both in Singapore, so we decided to meet up and say hello. 🙂 He’s from China, and moved to Singapore for work. It is the first time I have the chance to meet one…

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How a young candidate “beat” skilled designers – and get hired.

Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac, In your opinion, who got more value:  Someone skilled with years of experience or a young passionate ? In my previous company, (shoes and fashion industry in Singapore) my colleague needed to hire someone to join her team. But she had to go for a business trip in China. She asked…

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How I survived my design school and get my dream job.

I still wonder how I survived my design school. We had a ton of projects. I remember wondering if they put that pressure on us on purpose.   Maybe they wanted to make us overwhelmed, to see if we could manage the intense pressure and workload? I could not finish all my projects It was…

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How to draw a box with a hole in perspective |TIP 208

Hello! It’s Chou-Tac The blog started in 2014, and I am always happy to keep publishing plenty of free content, articles, and drawing tutorials on the blog giving you even more TIPS, advice, insights from designers, and interviews to help you during your design journey. I do believe designers contribute to making our world exciting.…

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How to succeed interview for your future design school or job

Hello Design lovers ! Many of you may be preparing their portfolio to enter a design school, internship or a designer job position. But there is a huge and common mistake I want you to avoid. I divided this in 2 parts: First about the oral presentation of yourself, and second for when you will show your…

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How to start your industrial design sketches very light / TIP 206 (for heavy wrist sketchers)

Hello Design Sketchers !   If you have a heavy wrist tendency, this article is gonna help you realise how much being gentle with you pen matter. If you have this tendency, many of your sketches may tend to look messy. You might have difficulties to finish your sketches, or giving them details and the overall may look…

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Draw something you feel shame of is 1000times better than nothing // Interview with Kim, a baker from Seoul

Hello Design sketchers ! Too many beginners are afraid of sketching, being afraid of what other people may think. Feeling ashame of showing their clumsy drawings so much they decided to do not sketch at all. “It’s like Oh I can’t sing, so I don’t sing. But then how are you gonna learn how to…

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The Designer Coffee Chat#1 “I want to draw stuff from the future.” – Michael DiTullo

Hey guys! Today, I am super happy to share with you the 1st Design Sketchbook COFFEE CHAT ! 🙂 I hope interviewing more designers around the world to demystify the creative and design industry. Like what Michael DiTullo told me this morning: There is someone behind every object you see around you ! 🙂 Today I have…

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Don’t draw for LIKES on Instagram

Instagram is an amazing tool to publish your work online and get feedback, but especially likes and followers. You gain exposure, you gain popularity. It’s to me great, but there is another side of the coin if you let yourself get hypnotized by these “virtual numbers of glory”. It may affect your long term results…

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Design Sketchbook Live #2 | How to draw in perspective!

Hello, Design sketchers! 😀 It’s my second time I do a Sketching live tutorial for you guys on Facebook! It was a real pleasure to help you, and interact with you on Live! Below you can find the replay and practice! We’ll cover in 1 hour, these 3 sketching points:  Part 1- Why most beginners lose…

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How to draw perspective easy (with this Sketching Exercise)! | TIP 201

Hello guys! How are you doing today? I am very happy to show you today a drawing exercise on the perspective that is to me just compulsory for any designer or artist to go through if you want to draw well in 3D. It’s something I feel super fun and I love to do it…

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Do you make this sketching mistake (with your posture)? TIP 200

Today I wanna share with you a common body posture mistake that may damage your sketching progress for a long if you are not aware of it. It’s a very simple thing, but worth adjusting if you are concerned. I have received a video from Jasper who is a student of my course Sketch like the Pros.…

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How to draw a light bulb easy| TIP 199

Hello guys, How are you today? I was giving some corrections to one of my student Zhen Bian from China from my course Sketch like the Pros – and I thought I could share it with you too! The exercise is about how to draw a light bulb. We will cover the sphere and ellipses…

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Don’t play Pokemon Go! Hunt ideas with your pen and your Sketchbook!!| TIP 198

Hello guys from Korea ! I am now in Seoul, and it’s super cold like being in a freezer. I went to find refuge in a caffe to warm myself and sketch. I sit, opened my sketchbook and found the unfinish fish below. I decided to complete it today, which is 7 months later! 🙂…

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3 techniques to give visual impact to your sketches | The Design Sketchbook Show! #1

Hi guys, Today I am in Seoul, Korea ! It’s amazing and also super cold here. About -7 degrees outside. Ohoh ! Getting warmer back in my room, I thought it would be cool to publish the replay of our Design Sketchbook Show here in the blog ! In case you missed it, I show you…

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