5 steps to start drawing a scene in perspective

Today I would like to share with you a story about Saad, a designer who has decided to get out of his comfort zone.  For that, I will tell you a fundamental technique that Product designers use to sketch from imagination. Saad is an architect who has a keen interest in Product design.  Working daily…

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Why being perfectionist will make you fail?

Today I would like to share with you an article I read from 99U, written by Elizabeth Grace Saunders, writer of The 3 secrets to effective time investment. How many of us who love Design Sketching have Perfectionism tendencies ? And don’t realise how much it affects our learning journey ? We may be our…

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

Shoe drawing is difficult at the start.Wondering how to draw shoes, we often face these 2 issues: Bad shoe proportion, Difficulty to visualize the shoe in “3D”.   IMPORTANT NEWS: I am excited to announce I am creating a new website dedicated 100% to SHOE DESIGN for all shoe lovers like us!  The new website…

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What is sketching and digital tools value in design| Martijn van de Wiel and his class

Martijn Van de Wiel is an Industrial Design teacher at the Eindhoven University of Technology – I was pleased to be invited as a guest to converse with him and his sketching class. We did a Skype call in Singapore – Netherland and had a great time sharing some points about Product Design and Photoshop.…

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How to draw a sphere (with the XYZ axis)

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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How to Draw Cast Shadow | Diverging Source Light (from Projectors)

How to draw Cast Shadow with Diverging source light easily! We saw previously at the 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). To illustrate both techniques, let’s consider the volumes in the videos to be…

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Cast Shadow | Parallel source of light from the Sun

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 (Example: The sun) the Diverging source of light…

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[the Designer Starter Kit] Design Sketching Book in Spanish!

A good number of you guys come from countries speaking Spanish, such as Colombia, brazil, Spain…  and some asked me if I would consider a translation of [the Designer Starter Kit]. So I decided to translate the Design sketching book in Spanish! Resúmen Guía1 Prepárate con 5 consejos Guía2 Dominando el bolígrafo Guía3 Tener un…

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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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How to draw with Converging lines?

When you are a beginner and start sketching an object, you feel lost with Perspective.There is a high chance your converging lines get clumsy. To plan them well, you have to take care of multiple parameters at the same time: Horizon line Vanishing points Converging lines. And of course, the design of your product! Don’t…

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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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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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Do you draw and hold your pen the right way? |TIP101

We was drawing at Garden by the Bay, in Singapore. I took a picture of my friend drawing. It was the first I saw someone holding the pen that way (picture below). So I tried. My movement became clearly limited. Maybe I was just not used to it ?! I ask her to hold the…

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How to activate Photoshop brush pressure: Opacity and Size variation |TIP98

Today a Video tutorial of Photoshop interface and brush (Opacity and Size pen pressure). After this tutorial you will know how to make your first sketch on Photoshop with your graphic tablet.   00:10 Create a new document 01:10 Interface presentation: Tool bar, tool preset, Canvas, Windows 01:30 Toolbar 01:50 Tool preset 02:09 Window for…

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