How to catch an instant of life drawing people | TIP15

Last night I took the plane from Saigon to Singapore. Landing around midnight, I stayed overnight at the airport chilling around. 19 hours of transit was in front of me. (4 hours more to go.) So I stopped at Mc Donald, took my portable digital tablet, on my favorite software Sketchbook Pro and slowly started…

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PERFECT LINES WITH SKETCHBOOK PRO| GET INSPIRED LOOKING AROUND YOU |TIP 13 – 14

I noticed the overhead electricity wires and high voltage power lines from my balcony. They are such in an organized mess. It looks complicated, so why not give it a try ! Chou-Tac Chung – High-voltage power lines, Saigon, 2014I guess that what attracted my attention is the contrast between the static power distributor and…

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How to draw light reflection in 4 steps

Theories that explain “How to draw the interaction between light and glass surfaces” are complex and can take a lot of time to fully explain. For now, we’ll approach things simply, using a light reflection method that takes advantage of shortcuts. Sony earphone drawing with light reflection – Chung Chou-Tac The first shortcut is to…

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HOW TO DRAW SHOES EASY? SKETCH A “LAST”

If you wonder what is a “Shoe Last”, it might be the reason why you can’t draw any great shoe from imagination yet. A shoe is hard to draw for design beginners. I remember how much I struggled for years, especially for the perspective view! I didn’t fail because of my lack of drawing talent.…

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Doodle on Post-it anywhere |TIP10

Yesterday I went to the hospital for a body check-up in Saigon. I checked my hung, liver, stomach, blood, cholesterol, diabetes, and so on… In the end, the doctor said I am 100% healthy. : ) Once in awhile, do a complete health check-up! The Saigon hospital is crowded and gave me a feeling of…

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How to get a more sensitive pen with Sketchbook Pro? (For heavy-wrist sketchers)

The earphone is a great subject for sketching various forms. They could be organic or minimalist. Today is just a quick sketch of an earphone that got a flat wire on my Wacom Cintiq 13HD. The plus of its flat wire is that you could easily customize or replace the wire color. Simple. Did you…

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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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