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

Sometime when we face a blank page, we wonder what to draw. There is a simple solution to get started – and create that “spark of inspiration”. It’s Draw your house. I mean pick up anything you like in your house, and draw it. You can decide to draw as it is, or modify or…

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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 sketch, you study and practice basic rules drawing line of perpective, 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 how…

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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 Sketchbook Pro |TIP 139 |VIDEO

Today we explore a powerful technique of How to draw bottles. I believe it’s powerful because you can use the same method to draw anything that is using a “Revolution”. In other words, anything that the profile turn in 360 degrees around a vertical axis. You may think of pottery. This tutorial is using the…

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How to start drawing anything better in 4 steps | the Random Product technique |Tip138 | VIDEO

Today, let’s look at a 4 steps tutorial that will help you better draw any Product design in 3D. It’s a perfect training for whom face the Malediction of the Blank page, where you may face these challenges: No inspiration, no ideas Even if you have ideas, you can’t visualize them on paper. So you…

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How to draw a side view shoe in 3 tips | TIP119

Drawing shoes is not that easy at start. We often face some issues about proportion, and how to visualize the shoe in “3D”. As well as Palette (Sketchbook for sneakers and lady shoes), I like to use templates before creating a new design of shoe. My template is not an existing basic design of sneaker,…

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Cast shadow | Diverging source light from projectors |Tip112

We saw at the TIP 109 How to draw Cast Shadow using PARALLEL source light (such as the sun). Today let’s see more about DIVERGING source light (such as 1 or multiple projectors). You are free to use any of these 2 techniques. To illustrate both techniques, let’s consider the volumes in the videos to…

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Cast Shadow | Parallel source of light from the Sun |TIP109

To make your sketch pop out from the background, it’s essential to add a Cast shadow. The “cast shadow” projects the shadow of an object on a surface (basically the ground surface). I basically use 2 methods at drawing the cast shadow: the Parallel source of light the Diverging source of light Let’s see today…

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Get ready for a SONY earphone Doodle-storm! |TIP108

We all know about Brainstorming. I was thinking about making a “Doodle-Storm”. Try, and send me yours ! It’s a real pleasure to get absorbed by the “Doodle-Storm” session – Drawing some free form of an Earphone. I didn’t give myself a time limit (I had the whole night in front of me). However, my…

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How to draw arrows in perspective |Part2 |TIP 107

Today, a tutorial on How to draw arrows using 1 and 2-point perspective. With practice, you will be able to take some shortcuts and draw arrows without tracing the whole set of: Horizon line, vanishing points and converging lines. Take this video as a basic exercise that will train you to draw in 3D space.…

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Perspective | How to visualize and spot the converging lines? | TIP106 | VIDEO

When you sketch an object, most of the time you can’t possibly draw the full set of Perspective: Horizon line Vanishing points Converging lines. However, it’s SUPER ESSENTIAL to always keep in mind the perspective rules to make sure that your sketch is correct. With practice, your brain will end visualising the converging lines intuitively.…

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How to draw arrows in perspective |Part 1 |TIP105

In product Design we like to use arrows to express a movement, a path, an acceleration. It’s not only made to designate certain elements of a product. Today, I will show you how to decompose an arrow in simple shapes, and making sure to draw it with a good proportion and symmetry. The trick is…

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How to draw a cube in 2-point perspective? | TIP 104 | VIDEO

Perspective can scare many beginners. However, if we decompose the process in simple steps, we realise that we can master the basics very fast. This video will show you in a simple way how to draw a cube with 2-point perspective. You will see: Step-by-step how to draw a cube A time lapse of the…

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Sketch faster and better with he Contour lines |TIP 103

In design sketching, it’s essential to know how to represent ideas fast, especially during the preliminary phase of research of a project. We are not yet looking for “sexy drawings”. We want to allocate more time at thinking, and multiply the number of sketches. Less time we spend for one sketch, more sketches we’ll be…

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