WARM UP |TIP23

There is some days that we feel we can’t draw. You may still try, but your sketches are still not as good as usual. It may be too early morning, too late, too whatever, you won’t be able to know why. And you will give up. Some for a day, some for a week, other…

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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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A TRICK TO MAKE AN IMPRESSIVE CREATURE IN A SECOND |TIP20

Chou-Tac Chung – Arachnid Creature, 2014 TIP 20 Make an impressive creature in a second Insert a small human silhouette as a scaling measure. Few pen strokes will do. The creature will appear giant like David and Goliath. Osmar Schindler – David and Goliath If you like this trick, let me know in the comment…

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Get inspired by nature |TIP19

I am fascinated by the tool “Vertical Symmetry” of Sketchbook Pro. You draw a half, and the software trace the second half automatically in real time. Wondering what to draw today, I had in mind the insect pin board where butterflies and other beetles are perfectly displayed. So, I decided to practice that tool today,…

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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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How to catch an instant of life drawing people | TIP15

Last night I took the plane from Saigon to Singapore. Landing around midnight, I stayed overnight at the airport chilling around. 19 hours of transit was in front of me. (4 hours more to go.) So I stopped at Mc Donald, took my portable digital tablet, on my favorite software Sketchbook Pro and slowly started…

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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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DRAW A SHOE ? DRAW A LAST | A LADY SHOE LAST AIM TO BE FEMININE, SEXY | TIP 11 – 12

A lady shoe is pretty hard to draw at start. I remember how much I struggled. I share with you 2 essentials tips about drawing lady shoe. Try them and feel free to let me know how it works. TIP 11 Draw a shoe ? Draw a last. To draw a shoe, the concept is…

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How to assemble a women body armour |TIP4

TIP 4 Assemble a body armour An armour can cover and hide a high percentage of the body. Visualize well the body below, it will help you to assemble that armour. You can leave a comment in the box below.

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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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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 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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How to draw straight lines (without a ruler)

How to draw straight-line without a ruler It may seem easy to some people, and downright difficult to others. Nevertheless, try not to ignore its importance, because the straight line will be one of the basic skills that you must absolutely master. After this tutorial, at very least you’ll be a pro at Dot-to-dot! Monkeying…

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How to draw professional lines like a Designer?

The properties of lines are the keystone of a professional designer’s style. For example, you can find certain types of lines that are more likely to be associated with architecture, product design, or fashion.  This is, however, merely a generalization, because part the magic of art and design is the mixture of infinite and contrasting…

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