How to start your industrial design sketches very light / TIP 206 (for heavy wrist sketchers)

Hello Design Sketchers !   If you have a heavy wrist tendency, this article is gonna help you realise how much being gentle with you pen matter. If you have this tendency, many of your sketches may tend to look messy. You might have difficulties to finish your sketches, or giving them details and the overall may look…

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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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Do you make this sketching mistake with your shoulder posture? TIP 200

Hello guys ! Today I wanna share with you a common mistake thay may damage your progress for long if you are not aware of it. You will see that it’s a very simple thing, but worth to mention. . I have received a video from Jasper who is a student of my course Sketch like the Pros. He…

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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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Start your sketch with a light pen pressure |TIP 182

It’s late at night, it’s quiet and I suddenly saw a small booklet I handmade with watercolour paper and a golden pliers I bought at Tokyu Hands shop. I grab the closest ballpoint pen I see and sketch. Sketching is like practicing sport. Start with a warm up! My first lines are a bit rigid. So…

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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 succeed your drawings making ugly doodles! | TIP 174

Hey guys! How are you today? I just went back to my Calystehnic class. (Also called Street workout). It’s now resting time, and I take a “few” minute to write to you. TIP: Sketch in the rush!! The sketch below is what I drew just before going out 3 hours ago. I was in 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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Struggling at drawing details? Draw them big! | Sketch from Amy | TIP 165

Hey guys, If your perspective on your sketches looks awkward, or they seam lacking of details, these today 2 sketching TIPS might help you. I’ve just received an inspiring sketch from one of my VIP student of [Sketch Like the Pros]. At first, she sketched a camera that was pretty ok – however the perspective was…

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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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Wanna get cool design sketches? (Don’t start with details)

Should I get an Ipad Pro for drawing cool sketches? I really like the idea of “On and draw”. That machine looks really cool. After so long, and deception with the previous Adonit Jot pen (Stylus for Ipad) – Apple seams creating something better than the Samsung Pro Note tablet. I was chillin’ in front…

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