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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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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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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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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How to draw a transparent object with reflection| 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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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? DRAW A LAST | A LADY SHOE LAST AIM TO BE FEMININE, SEXY

A lady shoe is pretty hard to draw at the start. I remember how much I struggled. I didn’t fail for long because of my lack of sketching skills. But because I didn’t know the right method to follow. Let me tell you more below. I share with you 2 essentials tips about how to…

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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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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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Learn how to draw smarter with Michelangelo!

“A man paints with his brains, not with his hands.”, Michaelangelo It’s often said that the artist Michelangelo was a genius. If his art is so impressive, it’s because he had an artistic approach that was, above all, scientific and pragmatic. To better learn how to draw, let’s see how was Michaelangelo creative process. Michelangelo…

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How do I draw good hatching?

Remember, draw your lines in a clean way. Begin cleanly, and end cleanly. Meaning, try to keep even pressure and speed from beginning to end. Chou-Tac Chung – Hand sketch, 2008   HOw to get evenly spaced lines Count in your head steadily, like a metronome. For each beat, you draw a line. Keep a…

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