How to draw a sneaker |TIP82

I made this video during the shoe design workshop I gave to my friends. You will see step by step how I draw a sneaker. You will also get an introduction to the basic vocabulary of shoe design. A- Start by drawing a last. When I first started to draw sneakers, I didn’t have any…

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How I draw better Product design – sketching dancers on Youtube|TIP80

I like to do some “sketch hacking”. I take a technique somewhere to import and improve my Product Design sketching skills. It might be how designers create there own style anyway. But for me, I intend to provoke it, and make it continuously evolving. That’s something I hope you will enjoy doing as well. Quick…

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TIP 74 To draw a bottle, start with the symmetry axis

Let’s draw a modern tea pot that actually looks like a bottle. From the side view, the body is symmetrical. The difficulty here is to draw the sides curves symmetrical. To do that. I recommend to start by drawing the symmetry axis first.  This exercise could be a bit clumsy at start. If you are…

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Sketching is not a hobby, it’s a passion |TIP73

Today, I felt like a kid in a toy shop at Tokyu Hands. It’s a Japanese store that sell all kind of house ware, cosmetics, traveller, decoration, and hundreds of cool “useless stuff”. They have just opened, and I discovered a huge corner for pens and notebook (30% of the whole shop was shelves filled…

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What is Ghost drawing? | TIP 71

The Ghost drawing is a simple and powerful technique that will follow you all along your Design journey. It gives you confidence and accuracy. The ghost drawing is about simulating a movement before tracing it on paper.  It’s a simple but essential technique to help better visualize your curves or lines on paper. To practice…

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How to Turn your portfolio into a marketing weapon

Going by the survey I just sent out to you guys, some of you are getting exciting interviews with design companies. I wish you all the best of luck! When looking for an internship or a job, art and design students tend to have a leg up compared to other, more “traditional” degrees (like, for…

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How to activate Photoshop pen pressure |TIP67

CHOUTAC CHUNG – Samurai Robot Last night, I was trying some brushes in Photoshop. I tried a brush that remind me the quality line of one of my pen, the Uni-Ball EYE, from Mitsubishi. The flow of ink applied on paper with this pen is constant whatever speed or pressure you draw with. I don’t…

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When to draw with 1 or 2-point perspective? |TIP65

Today around the world sketch take place in Taipei, capital of Taiwan. An island located south of China and Japan. Walking in the streets, you could breath the mix of so many influences. What surprised me most was the atmosphere. It was quiet, peaceful yet fun and vibrant. This wall seeing Ultraman playing this Chinese…

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Photoshop > Start sketching with a big canvas |TIP60

These days I am looking at some pictures of Evangelion. I am quite sensitive to this mix of organic and machines. So I started something trying to keep it simple. TIP 60 Photoshop > Start working with a huge canvas On Photoshop, it’s ideal to work with a canvas much bigger than needed. Somehow, bigger…

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Just started with a digital tablet? Don’t panic |TIP59

I have just acquired a new Wacom Cintiq 22 HD tablet. I though I would get used to it quickly, I was wrong. It took me few hours to get some results. I remember my first tablet. It was a Wacom Graphire 2. It has the colourful Macintosh look. It’s a classic tablet that you…

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Start a sketch with general shapes, then refine |TIP58

Today a quick tutorial on how to make a head. TIP 58 Start a sketch with general shapes, then refine. Start by a circle and a symmetry axis to roughly visualise the head. Draw roughly the chin to give a general preview. Place the different elements of the face without detailing much. Some of you…

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2min Two video SKETCHING Y-3 ADIDAS Sneakers

I was chilling at Georges Town White Coffee. A beautiful Coffee built in a 100 years old house at Penang, Malaysia. That city is one of the Unesco World heritage site. I hoped that place would have good vibes for inspiration. These are my first video I publish of my live sketching. It’s a good…

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Take great inspiration from catwalks |TIP46

I am following the sneaker magazine ConceptKicks since I am student. A bit of story: This site showcases some student and professional designer artwork in the sneaker industry. It inspired me a lot, and kept me motivated when I was student. I dreamt to be as good as these people who are featured inside. Today,…

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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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To improve your drawing fast, get inspired by others |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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