The 9 benefits of the 1 minute Sketching Challenge

Hello! I invite you to play at the new challenge I call The 1 Minute Sketching Challenge!  It’s fun to sketch. I have just tried today and I can already see how it will help me improve my skills. I warmly invite you to make a try. Post your sketches on Instagram and tag me @thedesignsketchbook #1minutesketchingchallenge! …

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How to draw ellipses in perspective | 7 steps easy tutorial

How to draw ellipses in perspective step-by-step. If you wonder what is an ellipse, it is basically a circle in perspective. For example, if you see a cup from the top, you see a circle. If you hold the cup below your eyes, you’ll see an ellipse! Knowing how to use ellipses will be great…

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Create Infinite Drawing Ideas |with the Random Product Technique

    As a beginner, we often face the blank page. We just start a project that our mind suddenly seems so empty we could hear the crickets. 😛  Today,I share with you How your brain can think faster and generate unlimited drawing ideas. It is sometimes a source of stress or impatience. But don’t…

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Why does a designer need to sketch? | With Nick Huber – Mesh01

Why sketching is so important for a designer ? Nick gives us also precious advices about how a student or junior designer can rise his chance through his abilty to sketch to be spotted and get hired by the brands. We have today the privilege to receive Nick Huber, who is the Director of Design…

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How to Draw a Cube with 2-Point Perspective Easy | TIP 155 | VIDEO

We saw previously How to draw a Cube with a 1-point perspective and how to recognize whether you need a 1 or 2-points perspective. I hope you enjoy how easy it is to learn with this tutorial made for beginners. Today, it’s time to learn how to draw a cube with a 2-point perspective step-by-step.…

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How to Draw a Cube Easy (1-Point Perspective)| TIP 154 | VIDEO

Learn perspective easy Pretty often beginners feel overwhelmed in front of perspective. There are so many lines going here and there that you even don’t know how to start. So I made this video to show you stroke-by-stroke how to draw a cube in an easy and simple way. (And the relaxing way) In this…

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Sharpen your sense of proportion | TIP 153 | VIDEO

Let’s continue with the video tutorials exported from the exercises you can find in the book: the Designer Starter Kit. Feel free to download it and find the right elements for a good start in Design sketching. This week we already saw in the video: How to draw straight lines How to draw perfect squares…

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How to draw perfect circles | TIP 152 | VIDEO

This week we already saw: How to draw straight lines How to draw perfect squares To carry on your progress on your sketching daily routine, let’s look at How to draw awesome circles ! Video tutorial in pictures below Start drawing a circle Visualise a point of connection Connect a circle at this point Do…

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How to draw perfect square + the common mistakes | TIP 151 | VIDEO

Today we carry on with the 2nd video of the series of 6 – illustrating the Designer Starter Kit book (Feel free to download it and start from there. It’s free.) VIDEO 2/6 How to draw a perfect square. If you have done well in the previous tutorial about How to make straight lines, this…

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How to draw straight lines + the Common mistakes | TIP 150 | VIDEO

Today is the 1st video of a series of 6 videos illustrating the exercises from the Designer Starter Kit. If you haven’t done it yet, you can download the book. You will find there the essentials information needed such as how to hold you pen, the body posture, the ghost drawing… Oh, the book is…

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Wonder what to draw? Look in your house! | TIP 149 | VIDEO

We often wonder what to draw. Today, I share with you a simple solution to get started – and create that “spark of inspiration” that will fill that blank page of plenty of your drawings! Draw your house! If you are looking for drawing cool ideas, pick up anything you like in your house, and…

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How to draw an hostel with good proportion | VIDEO |TIP146

I was browsing my picture library, looking for a subject to draw for you guys. I ended with that hostel front I took in picture in Taipei few years ago. I stayed there a couple of night. All the mattress was covered with leopard and zebra print… Pretty wild right ? 🙂 In this video…

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How to make your sketches more real |TIP141

When you start learning how to draw as a beginner, you study and practice basic rules of perspective, line of geometry, and simple shapes such as square, circles… and so on. We are going to see something that will change your daily habit when you draw. At the end of the video, you will know…

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How to draw a Super-Hero (Photoshop) |TIP 140 |VIDEO

Hey today is a sketch of a Super-hero made with Photoshop. Actually I did that video just for myself and for fun. But I though I could add some Tips to share with you through this sketch. 1- The vertical axis here is here a symmetry axis of reference of the body. I want my…

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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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