6 instant tips to improve your drawing quality of lines!

Maxpower20 asked me if I would have any advise on “How to improve my drawing quality of lines?” I think it could be helpful to share my answer with all of you. I did this NIKE sneaker sketch on Photoshop with the Wacom Cintiq 22HD. What makes a drawing interesting is not only the design,…

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Warm up drawing with a loose hand

When you start a drawing session, you may wonder why your first sketches are clumsy. Your hand muscles are not yet that agile. It’s good to start with a bit of warm up. For that, draw anything with a loose hand. Warm Up drawing with a loose hand – Wacom Cintiq 22HD with Sketchbook Pro…

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How to draw C-Curves?

Drawing nice curves are essential for a dynamic sketch. 90% of the time I use 2 types of curves: The C-Curve The S-Curve Whenever I need to draw a complex curve, I split it in multiply small curves to draw. I often apply the ghost drawing before drawing the curves. The key is in the…

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How to get a symmetrical sketch in perspective? Use the “Middle line”

Symmetrical sketch drawing the middle line

For a “symmetrical sketch”: The middle line is essential to any designer. Mother nature made most of the things on earth and outer space symmetrical. Humans naturally create objects mostly symmetrical as well. You may want to draw a spaceship, a razor, a lamp, a car, a fashion model…anything symmetrical, use the Middle line. It’s…

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How to draw in volume, 2 essential principles for beginners

Hi guys, today I recorded the first video of sketching tutorial ! To be honest that was not easy for me, as I am not used to speak alone in front of a camera. I plan to do more videos, so more I do more I should improve my video skills. Anyway, here we go…

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Roll of paper challenge: 7 days to fill the roll of sketches | Concept art

To improve we need to regularly get out of our comfort zone. It’s something that we don’t do naturally. Relax, in sketching we can only improve. Even a little, it’s still a step forward. So keep in my mind your goal, and keep going. A friend of mine, passionate of concept art recommended me to…

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Top 7 Sketching pens of the year!

If you also like to do some pen shopping, you may have gathered a lot, and you may wonder how to choose. There is no ultimate perfect pen. It’s all about your own sensitivity and the effect you are looking for. David Philips, reader of the blog showed me some illustration he did with a…

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Get inspired from human or animals to draw concept art

A great trick to make concept art engine more fascinating, is to give them a “soul”. How ? By giving them hands, eyes, head, skeleton, anything related to human or animals, your engine won’t be just a robot anymore. You give “him” the ability to think, and being able of self decision of movement. Yesterday…

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Use a pop of colour to direct your audience eyes

Concept art, product design, car design, fashion design… all use this trick. It’s essential when you present your initial sketches to your colleagues, friends or eventually clients to promote your best ideas (Such preliminary research are seldom presented to the clients – except if a top selection is made.) To direct people’s eyes on certain…

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What is a “Happy accident”?

When I sit on my desk and I start sketching, my fingers are quite stiff. The first sketches are often clumsy and it can be frustrating. However, after a bit of warm up, the lines get better, I feel more confident and I start focusing better. First sketches of the night: I started my sketches…

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Sketch with reference pictures is not cheating (concept art)

To get results faster, use reference pictures as much as you want. Sometime, your pride may stop you, somehow telling you that you are “cheating”. It’s a mistake. Tell yourself that you sketch in order to produce image and ideas. Sketching is not about memory performance (at the end, nobody care much :/). The most…

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Male or female design ?

A fun exercice in Product Design is to draw a men and women version of a design. It’s a good way to be introduced into how to create a design language. You can look at your phone, your computer, your fridge, a bottle of water… and so on, and try to give them a gender.…

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How to draw a sneaker

I made this video during the shoe design workshop I gave to my friends. You will see step by step how I draw a sneaker. You will also get an introduction to the basic vocabulary of shoe design. A- Start by drawing a last. When I first started to draw sneakers, I didn’t have any…

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Shoe design workshop – Perseverance pays off

I have friends who are big shoe lovers. They asked me to teach them how to draw shoes for lady and men. So we met at Starbuck for our own Design Sketching Workshop!  That was really fun, and super motivating ! Plus, we received some happy compliments from other clients. I am glad to teach…

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How I draw better Product design – sketching dancers on Youtube

I like to do some “sketch hacking”. I take a technique somewhere to import and improve my Product Design sketching skills. It might be how designers create there own style anyway. But for me, I intend to provoke it, and make it continuously evolving. That’s something I hope you will enjoy doing as well. Quick…

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