How I draw better Product design – sketching dancers on Youtube|TIP80

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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Draw with these 3 sketching line | Straight line, C- and S-Curve |TIP79

A complex object is the result of many simple things assembled together. With a minimum of gesture, you will be able to draw an infinity of things. I was preparing the sketching video tutorial content at Starbucks. But then, why not sharing with you a bit of it. To explain better my method, I actually…

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Paint with a Gel pen and water |TIP77

I accidentally spoiled one of my sketch with water. But it was actually a happy discovery ! Let’s make it our TIP of the Day ! I was drinking a  bottle of water I just took out from the fridge. Because of the water condensation, some drop of water dropped on some of my sketches.…

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Feed your memory of forms |TIP76

I have spent 2 days at Johor Bahru in Malaysia. One of the main street was under renovation using huge machines that I have never seen before. I came closer and I met Amp, the “pilot” of this engine. He kindly allowed me to take some pictures. So I took a lot of them !…

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All the TIPS I learned about watercolours in 2 days at Malacca

A few weeks ago, I discovered the Urban sketchers work. I decided to do my own sketch walk at Malacca for 2 days! That’s how I came back home with more than 20 pages of sketches.  I am a total beginner in watercolor. A few months ago, I talked to a popular group of artists,…

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Keep in mind to draw an eye as a sphere |TIP74

Tonight, I was back at Tokyu Hands to buy the PILOT Parallel. And I end bringing back home 2 extra pens for Chinese calligraphy. (Impulsive buying) The nibs are actually small brushes. These days I challenge my pen pressure with different “tools”. It’s quite interesting as I improve my pen pressure sensitivity. Draw anything in…

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TIP 74 To draw a bottle, start with the symmetry axis

Let’s draw a modern teapot that actually looks like a bottle. From the side view, the body is symmetrical. The difficulty here is to draw the curves of the side symmetrical. To do that. I recommend starting by drawing the symmetry axis first. This exercise could be a bit clumsy at the start. If you…

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Draw thumbnails skipping the details|TIP72

Drafting the content for the sketching video tutorial, I took a break and sketched some Concept art thumbnails. It was fun! I would recommend drawing your thumbnails without taking much care of details. Ignore or simplify them. Focus on drawing the main shapes with fluid lines. Your scene will come out dynamic. The objective here…

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What is Ghost drawing? | TIP 71

The Ghost drawing is a simple and powerful technique that will help you make better sketches all along your Design journey. When you are a beginner, you feel intimidated. He may even be a bit scary to draw. (Perfectionist syndrome) Your lines are hesitant, clumsy, and lack of precision. You feel fear of not making…

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Draw with a fountain pen|TIP70

Last week-end, my girl friend organized a vintage pop-up store from her online shop Aulapinnoir.com at Arterial Cafe in Singapore. The theme was “A French Affair”. You would find some vintage calligraphy supplies from her shop among letters handwritten from 1905, Peugeot Pepper grinder and other rare findings. Her friend who is fan of calligraphy…

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When to draw with 1 or 2-point perspective? |TIP65

Today around the world sketch take place in Taipei, capital of Taiwan. An island located south of China and Japan. Walking in the streets, you could breath the mix of so many influences. What surprised me most was the atmosphere. It was quiet, peaceful yet fun and vibrant. This wall seeing Ultraman playing this Chinese…

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How to draw pillars in perspective ? |TIP64

Let’s look at some inspiration pictures of Milan. I quite like the repetition of pillars along the shops. To sketch these one with accuracy, I will start by showing you a simple and very useful trick. I remember the day my teacher show me that trick I was amazed ! TIP 64 A must have…

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Do not skip your perspective lines |TIP63

Last month I was in Penang, Malaysia. I took my sketchbook and sketched outside what I saw. This week I decide to try reaching the next level. Instead of reproducing the reality, I want to be able to create my own environment. I start to gather some inspiration digging pictures from my different trips. Above,…

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Start a sketch with general shapes, then refine |TIP58

Today a quick tutorial on how to make a head. TIP 58 Start a sketch with general shapes, then refine. Start by a circle and a symmetry axis to roughly visualise the head. Draw roughly the chin to give a general preview. Place the different elements of the face without detailing much. Some of you…

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How to make your sneaker sketch stand out with a simple shadow |TIP57

TIP 57 Make your object levitate adding a distant shadow on the ground A 6 minutes video to see my sneaker drawing process. I love making my objects levitating. It adds some lightness to them. Somehow you may feel that you could grab it in your hand. Enjoy the real sound of my friends DJ…

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