Male or female design ? |TIP83

A fun exercice in Product Design is to draw a men and women version of a design. It’s a good way to be introduced into how to create a design language. You can look at your phone, your computer, your fridge, a bottle of water… and so on, and try to give them a gender.…

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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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Shoe design workshop – Perseverance pays off | TIP81

I have friends who are big shoe lovers. They asked me to teach them how to draw shoes for lady and men. So we met at Starbuck for our own Design Sketching Workshop!  That was really fun, and super motivating ! Plus, we received some happy compliments from other clients. I am glad to teach…

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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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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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How to make your sneaker sketch stand out with a simple shadow |TIP57

TIP 57 Make your object levitate adding a distant shadow on the ground A 6 minutes video to see my sneaker drawing process. I love making my objects levitating. It adds some lightness to them. Somehow you may feel that you could grab it in your hand. Enjoy the real sound of my friends DJ…

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3min video sketching an Adidas wedge

Remember to set up in HD ! An extra video of an Adidas sketch I did at Georges White Coffee at Penang Island in Malaysia. If you have already read [the Designer Starter Kit], you may notice how often I turn the paper. It almost occurs at every single stroke. “Remember to turn your paper,…

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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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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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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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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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