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Taschen Icons | Best design books for students

Let me recommend some art books that I personally enjoy: the products of the publishing company Taschen. Taschen publishing started in the eighties as the brainchild of an 18-year-old comic shop owner, Benedikt Taschen. Since then, Taschen has become a staple of art books. Its publications cover painting, sculpture, photography, and fashion alongside, of course,…

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Greater croquis with a color lead

After sketching The Grand Budapest Hotel in the plane with a Twin Marker, I wanted to practice an other tool. I opened my pen case and pick up a mechanical pencil. That was not a common one, that one had a red lead inside. Greater croquis with a color lead Color leads naturally give some nice…

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How to be more creative thinking like Google|TIP30

I was taking the plane to Singapore for a 13 hours journey. Usually, I only take long distance flight at night. You can just fall asleep and wake up “fresh” ready to start a new day. But, that time round, the departure time was at noon. Fully awake, guess what I did to get busy…

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When basics become instinct |TIP29

  I dig in an old toolbox at my parents’ place. I found this door hinge. I took one of the most “intricate object” from the box. I actually liked it for its mechanism. So, I decided that it will be my sketching challenge of the day! TIP 29 basics will become instinct Train yourself…

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Doodle easy with bender |TIP28

Today is the third day I play with Bender, from Futurama with the K.S. Challenge. I was bored in the train, so I was doodling Angry Bender again. TIP 28 Doodle EASY Doodle with a loose hand, and the wrist being NOT in contact with the table/tablet. You might not be accurate, especially at start.…

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HOW TO SET UP A BACKGROUND FAST| TIP27

Street Fighter II x FuturamaI grew up playing Street Fighter. It was one of my favorite inspiration. Still having Bender in my mind, How about mixing them ? Capcom – Super Street Fighter II A friend told me that fan art artist usually spend time on learning how to draw their favorite characters. Some become…

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Sketch without fear with a secret sketchbook |TIP26

  Just did a sketch from memory of Bender. Bender is the robot of the animation Futurama, from Matt Groening (The Simpsons). He’s popular for his angry mood. Forgetting his antenna on his head, I feel he looks like a gangster.   TIP 26 Get a Doodle sketchbook Use a cheap recycle paper to draw…

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How to Doodle note easily | TIP 24 – 25

It takes about 4 hours to go to Annecy from Paris by TGV (300km/hour High-speed train). The landscape displayed fast behind the windows. It’s beautiful, but it’s actually quite redundant. Getting bored, I took out my sketchbook and doodled a bit. TIP 24 Never get bored. Doodle anything, anytime, anywhere Taking a train, waiting for…

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WARM UP |TIP23

There is some days that we feel we can’t draw. You may still try, but your sketches are still not as good as usual. It may be too early morning, too late, too whatever, you won’t be able to know why. And you will give up. Some for a day, some for a week, other…

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ADD PEOPLE IN YOUR DRAWING |TIP22

    I don’t remember when was the last time I draw some buildings in Paris. I went to the 1st floor of a Starbucks, and sat in one of their comfy chair. Then I draw what I saw from the window. TIP 22 Bring life to your drawing Add some people in action in…

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To buy a drawing digital tablet, don’t believe in the specs |TIP21

When I saw the Samsung Note Pro 12.2, I couldn’t resist drawing something on it. (See at the bottom of this page) The tablet carries a customized version of Sketchbook pro. TIP 21 | To get a digital tablet, do not believe the specs My first tablet was a Graphire Wacom tablet. The pen was…

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A TRICK TO MAKE AN IMPRESSIVE CREATURE IN A SECOND |TIP20

Chou-Tac Chung – Arachnid Creature, 2014 TIP 20 Make an impressive creature in a second Insert a small human silhouette as a scaling measure. Few pen strokes will do. The creature will appear giant like David and Goliath. Osmar Schindler – David and Goliath If you like this trick, let me know in the comment…

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Get inspired by nature |TIP19

I am fascinated by the tool “Vertical Symmetry” of Sketchbook Pro. You draw a half, and the software trace the second half automatically in real time. Wondering what to draw today, I had in mind the insect pin board where butterflies and other beetles are perfectly displayed. So, I decided to practice that tool today,…

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How to draw a transparent object with light reflection in 3 steps| TIP18

Let’s study a transparent BIC ballpoint pen Cristal cap. In a previous post, we saw how to draw a reflection on flat and transparent surfaces. Now, it’s about transparent volume. The degree of difficulty is a bit higher but still achievable by beginners. STEP 1|GET THE Right Proportion Take your time tracing these curves. Undo…

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DON’T BE A FOOL. BE A HAPPY DESIGNER! |TIP17

 TIP 17 Don’t be a fool. Be happy. Filter the information which tries to come into your brain. Decide what you want to see, hear, eat, feel.  Focus on your own priorities instead of the one people try to make you believe in. You could keep your natural happiness – and get inspired by what…

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