How to spot the horizon and converging lines of a building?

From the previous article, you learn about the 5 steps to starting drawing a scene in perspective. Let’s spend a bit more time in the Step of Observation. Today, I give you an observation exercise for designers – to do as often as you want. You can practice it anywhere, anytime. Below an example of…

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5 steps to start drawing a scene in perspective |TIP126

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? |Tip125

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”.

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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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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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[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]. Resúmen Guía1 Prepárate con 5 consejos Guía2 Dominando el bolígrafo Guía3 Tener un sentido de la proporción Guía4 Ver en perspectiva the Designer Starter…

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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 (2-point perspective) | TIP 104 | VIDEO

A cube is a 6 sided 3D form like a dice or a Rubik cube. Artists and industrial designers learn how to draw in perspective drawing a series of cubes from any angles. It helps to build their 3 dimension visualization skill. So they can learn how to draw any products with good proportions. Perspective…

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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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