At Basheer Graphics bookstore (Singapore) with John|VIP Sketch Like the Pros member

I have just met John in Singapore. He’s one of my VIP member of Sketch Like The Pros. It happenned we were both in Singapore, so we decided to meet up and say hello. 🙂 He’s from China, and moved to Singapore for work. It is the first time I have the chance to meet one…

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How to draw a box with a hole in perspective |TIP 208

Hello! It’s Chou-Tac The blog started in 2014, and I am always happy to keep publishing plenty of free content, articles, and drawing tutorials on the blog giving you even more TIPS, advice, insights from designers, and interviews to help you during your design journey. I do believe designers contribute to making our world exciting.…

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The Designer Coffee Chat#1 “I want to draw stuff from the future.” – Michael DiTullo

Hey guys! Today, I am super happy to share with you the 1st Design Sketchbook COFFEE CHAT ! 🙂 I hope interviewing more designers around the world to demystify the creative and design industry. Like what Michael DiTullo told me this morning: There is someone behind every object you see around you ! 🙂 Today I have…

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Design Sketchbook Live #2 | How to draw in perspective!

Hello, Design sketchers! 😀 It’s my second time I do a Sketching live tutorial for you guys on Facebook! It was a real pleasure to help you, and interact with you on Live! Below you can find the replay and practice! We’ll cover in 1 hour, these 3 sketching points:  Part 1- Why most beginners lose…

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How to draw perspective easy (with this Sketching Exercise)! | TIP 201

Hello guys! How are you doing today? I am very happy to show you today a drawing exercise on the perspective that is to me just compulsory for any designer or artist to go through if you want to draw well in 3D. It’s something I feel super fun and I love to do it…

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How to draw a light bulb easy| TIP 199

Hello guys, How are you today? I was giving some corrections to one of my student Zhen Bian from China from my course Sketch like the Pros – and I thought I could share it with you too! The exercise is about how to draw a light bulb. We will cover the sphere and ellipses…

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3 techniques to give visual impact to your sketches | The Design Sketchbook Show! #1

Hi guys, Today I am in Seoul, Korea ! It’s amazing and also super cold here. About -7 degrees outside. Ohoh ! Getting warmer back in my room, I thought it would be cool to publish the replay of our Design Sketchbook Show here in the blog ! In case you missed it, I show you…

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Rise your perspective skills dividing a box

Hello!! I have prepared for you a cool VIDEO tutorial introducing the 3rd point perspective! It will give your sketch an extra level of realism!  This tutorial will help you visualise simple volume in 3D space. We’ll be using simple rule of geometry (division and subdivision) that will help you to trim your volume with precision, but…

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Car design Tip | Sketch with the “Happy Accident”!

Hey guys, Today I would like to share with you a Tip I learned at my Design school. When I was student in Product design, I was so fascinated by Car design that I went to ask for information to the transport design students. One of them shared with me that his teacher one day…

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How to draw the Nike Air Max | The Sneaker 1 minute sketching tutorial

HOW TO DRAW NIKE SHOE AIR MAX (IN 1 MINUTE) These days, we have been talking about Footwear design with Mr. Bailey from Concept Kicks, so I felt it would be cool to publish the second 1 minute tutorial about How to draw a sneaker – and we’ll be using the Nike shoe Air Max,…

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How to draw a coin | The 1minute tutorial!

HOW TO DRAW A COIN STEP-BY-STEP How to draw a coin in 6 steps: STEP #1 The first thing you need to know is: a circle is equal to an ellipse in perspective. STEP #2 An ellipse is always symmetrical. So you can make a try, think of a cup you are looking at the…

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How to draw 3D volumes | TIP 172

There is common mistakes that everybody do as a beginner. The flat sketch. We draw what we see and it’s obvious there is something wrong. But we can’t figure out how to solve it. If you are today at this stage, no panic. It’s nothing related to having talent or not. The solution is actually pretty simple. It’s…

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How to draw multiple cylinders in perspective |Part B

We saw in the Part A how to solve a common mistake about drawing “dual ellipses” – showing the top surface of camera lens for example. Today, let’s draw multiple cylinders on the same scene, like the Buren’s column in Paris.              

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How to draw multiple cylinders in perspective | Part A

Let’s look at how to draw cylinders in perspective. For this Part A, we will get interested in the top surface of a tube – which is actually “a cylinder within a cylinder”. You can see similar case for a camera lense for example. Below are the steps in picture ! 🙂

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How to draw a sphere (with the XYZ axis) |TIP 166

HOW TO DRAW A SPHERE NOTE: We saw previously how to draw a circle in perspective. (Which is represented by an ellipse drawing.) Sphere drawing Today’s tutorial, we see how to draw a sphere in a simple way using the XYZ axis. Before starting, make sure you have been through the lesson about the ghost…

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