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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The top 3 skills you need to get in a quality design school

Disclaimer: Some private school may try to impress you with the latest technologies and software while the school may be an empty shell of design knowledge. If you hesitate to join a design school like I did, and you do not dare to apply thinking you are too weak, let me help you. You don’t…

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How to make a creature using a light marker |TIP38

Villy da’Locca saw the TIP OF THE DAY on the blog Facebook Page, and he decided to apply that TIP, NOW. That’s the best way to learn efficiently how to draw. You memorise and make useful the knowledge you’ve just learned. Otherwise, the human brain might unfortunately soon forget. >> Villy, you rock ! 😉…

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What is the best drawing software now?

  There is plenty of drawings software and apps I like. But the one I use for years is Sketchbook Pro. In term of drawing, that software is a lot better than Photoshop. I enjoyed the dynamics and natural lines that Sketchbook Pro provide. It’s a very light software, so it doesn’t lagg. You can…

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Fashion cow boy drawing

How to draw a fashion model in motion |TIP35-36

I don’t have internet yet in my new apartment. So I went to a Hong Kong style cafe nearby where they offer free wi-fi until 2 am. The cafe had some magazines. I took one and get some inspiration in the fashion photoshoot pages. My favorites! I took my sketchbook, and I started to draw.…

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The “10000 hours of practice” rule under fire

Thank you Renata for your comment at theDesignSketchbook Facebook page. It helped me to clarify even more my point of view. In the article about “I have been really bad at drawing since my childhood. How do I get started?”  I said that “Practice Practice Practice” is overrated. My friend artist, Renata*  kindly reminded me…

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Draw anything from any angle |TIP34

I found some drawing in my luggage from when I was watching RIO2 in the plane. I was looking for paper, so I started to draw on the first paper available, the Air Sickness Bag. I personally like animation. I believe that it helps me to give motion to my drawing lines, but also having…

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Conquer your fear of failure|TIP33

Have you ever felled awkward to draw something when people are looking above your shoulder? It happens that a sketcher suddenly can’t draw anything. Trying to sketch new things, he’s paralysed and draw nothing; thinking that his sketch may be judged by people. TIP#33 No failure, no progress When you meet a difficulty, face it.…

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