My 1st sketch on the app for Product designers: SKETCHA on iPad Pro

Hello ! My friend and student Oliver Esther recommended me a new sketching software called:  SKETCHA. I couldn’t wait  to make a try and show it to you! Hehe. The software is minimalist. And it helps you draw with dynamic lines! I am glad to discover that it has been created by designer for designers!…

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Drawing Urban Sketching in Vietnam for a documentary! |Travel Sketchbook

Hello! It’s Chou-Tac, How are you today? . Last month, I had the chance to present a national TV SHOW called: VIETNAM DISCOVERY where I make a Travel Sketchbook! . . Let me share with you what I learned from it, and how it can help you sketch more often and get results. . When I met…

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Drawing with ARTBOOKS CHALLENGE #1 / Inkwork by Darren Quach

As a Product Designer, I find plenty of inspiration in Sci-fi movies such as Star wars and Concept art sketches. * You can discover Edward Eyth interview who created plenty of sketches and innovation for Back To the Future II, Disney, MARVEL… that inspire nowadays creation such as the kitchen robot ! Recently I asked you…

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No time for sketching? How designers draw anywhere! (TOKYO, JAPAN)

Hello ! It’s Chouchou ! Do you feel having no time for sketching ? Let me help you on that. Today, let me show you the behind the scene of a daily designer routine. You will see that it is actually plenty of fun when you stop looking for perfection ! One of the main…

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21 Drawing Tips on How to Make a Designer Sketchbook

Today, I wanna share with you about How to Make a Sketchbook! During one of my recent trip to Spain, I met Antonio who is one of the students of my online course Sketch Like The Pros. Antonio did show me one-to-one his sketchbook, and he generously accepted to share with all of us 21…

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How to Draw a Bottle Easily (Product Design)|TIP 139 |VIDEO

Today I show you a simple and powerful sketching technique from product designers on How to draw transparent bottles easily. It’s a powerful technique to learn because you can use the same method to draw any product that is using also the “Revolution”. (In other words, anything that the profile turns in 360 degrees around…

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How to start drawing anything better in 4 steps | Random Product technique |Tip138

If you often wonder what to draw, today, let’s look at a 4 steps tutorial that will help you better draw any Product design in 3D. It’s perfect training for whom face the Malediction of the Blank page, where you may face these challenges: No inspiration, no ideas Even if you have ideas, you can’t…

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Why drawing with “UGLY DOODLES”? | Creative technique) | TIP135

Hello Design Sketchers! Some of you told me about facing these challenges when you start sketching: “My sketches don’t looks good” “It’s not easy to draw from imagination” “I lose my confidence and give up fast” If you are a beginner in Product Design Sketching, this challenging situation is actually pretty common. You feel that…

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7 steps to make dynamic sketches |Tip134 |VIDEO

Today I would like to share with you the method that is the most precious to me. Some people may say I should keep it SECRET– and keep it as my own style. But to me, this might change and greatly improve the way you sketch, as how it did for me when I was…

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How to find your drawing style? |TIP133

Be inspired by artists and designers you admire. I was inspired by: My classmate who got higher skills with whom we shared the same table in sketching class to discuss techniques and design points. Comic, Manga, Concept art, animation artist… Painters, sculptors… The fashion school I used to join in Los Angeles during summer –…

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How to start digital sketching ? (Material and software)

When I was a student (2003-2009), my classmates and I didn’t have any Digital tablet at school to practice on. The first tablet I put my hands on was a humble Graphire* from Wacom I bought from the IT store.  I was so happy to make my first steps on digital that I doubled my…

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Why you shouldn’t draw the shield first? |TIP128

These days I have fun playing with the App Marvel, Contest of Champions on Ipad. Be aware, it’s pretty addictive. Looking for inspiration, I did a sketch of one of the Champion: Captain America. MARVEL – Contest of Champions For the TIP today, I would like to highlight a typical beginner mistake. Starting a sketch…

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Why being perfectionist will make you fail? |Tip125

Today I would like to share with you an article I read from 99U, written by Elizabeth Grace Saunders, writer of The 3 secrets to effective time investment. How many of us who love Design Sketching have Perfectionism tendencies ? And don’t realise how much it affects our learning journey ? We may be our…

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9 Must-see website for industrial designers |Tip124

Nowadays, the world move fast, maybe too fast sometime. To keep updated a designer has to allocate some time at forecasting innovation and trends. I share with you some websites that I enjoy reading when I was student and still today. I share with you different type of content where some are more about Technology…

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How to Make an Online Portfolio? |TIP 123

  Q: How to make an online portfolio? Before starting, I published an article for artists and designers if you want to make your portfolio a Marketing Weapon. Nowadays, it’s super easy to publish a portfolio online. There are several platforms that allow designers from different fields to put online there work and resume as…

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