Sketch big to improve faster |TIP56

The bigger is our drawings, the bigger our mistakes appear! I know how we feel at the start. We are not used to drawing big, and we are not confident at doing it. So we get naturally scared. We feel that a small sketch got a better chance to looks good. But if you want…

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Manage your motivation by preventing mistakes |TIP54

  Do you know that drawing is also about motivation management? I recommend to do not go into details too early. It is tempting but you need to resist. Work first on the main settings and make sure they are good enough to carry on. I rather do a major mistake of proportion at early…

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Keep sketching to keep memories and improvements! |TIP53

I was sketching some buildings of Penang, A family stopped by and congratulate me on that drawing. It is always touching. Then a local men whose name is Joo, sat beside me. He asked me for how many years do I draw such illustrations. I told him that I actually seldom do that.   These…

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Look at people you draw, don’t be shy |TIP52

HAPPY DIPAVALI ! Today is the day of light in India. I am now in Penang, Malaysia where the Indian community is quite huge here. Despite of the rain we expect great festivities and an awesome fireworks side the sea tonight. 🙂 TIP#52 LOOK AT PEOPLE YOU DRAW. DON’T BE SHY. It is something that…

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Train your 3D vision seeing anything in transparency |TIP50

This is an essential skill that a designer need to train. If you want to be able to draw things fast and create from your own imagination, think in 3D. Decompose what you see in basic shapes and volumes such as circle, ellipse, sphere, cube, cylinder, cone. Assemble them, then go into the details. TIP#50…

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Sketch thumbnails instead of a piece of art |TIP49

  When you start drawing, your are often more focused on making a beautiful picture than getting a great idea. There is nothing much wrong about it as an artist. But let’s look at a Designer’s daily life. A designer has to allocate most of his time into idea exploration. A client is not looking…

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Sketch sensual body postures to improve your product design sketching (Live posture)|TIP48

During my first year of Product Design school, we had a quite particular class: Live Nude model sketch. I was browsing Instagram pictures. And I noticed the pictures of Suicide girls MX*. Girls from Mexico loving tatoos and who are just beautiful with a Polaroid feel. That’s how I started my sketches of the day.…

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Make random doodle to explore new shapes |TIP47

    Before going to sleep, I doodled a bit without much thinking. I guess I was starting dreaming. TIP #47 Doodle randomly to explore new shapes Little by little, some shapes appeared quite interesting to me. I developed it and end with a bird creature. It is It is really interesting to work with…

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Take great inspiration from catwalks |TIP46

I am following the sneaker magazine ConceptKicks since I am student. A bit of story: This site showcases some student and professional designer artwork in the sneaker industry. It inspired me a lot, and kept me motivated when I was student. I dreamt to be as good as these people who are featured inside. Today,…

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Quick idea, quick sketch, deep research |TIP44

TIP #44 When aN idea pop up, Don’t wait for getting the whole picture. make SOME rough sketch, and carry on from there. Chou-Tac Chung – Strong bagpack, 2014 Chou-Tac Chung – Soft bagpack, 2014 In other words, don’t use your brain to store your ideas. Free your mind by taking them down on paper.…

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No rubber to learn faster |TIP43

  Learning how to draw seams to be already quite tough. Then we should learn without erasing and correcting ? Why ?As a beginner, you start learning with basic shapes. And these shapes such as a simple straight line and a circle are the best way to train your sketching ability. It calibrates your brain…

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To improve your drawing fast, get inspired by others |Concept Art TIP41

Thank you Adrien W. for telling me about Darren Quach. He’s an amazing concept artist. I found his Instagram account: dqsketches and his work really inspired me. I remember at school, with some classmates we already used to start drawing some robots. There is quite a while I didn’t do any and felt rusty. So,…

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Test your marker colour combination |TIP40

  TIP #40 Test your marker combination – Side by side and superposed. If it looks nice, go ahead ! Chou-Tac Chung – Color combination test What’s your favourite combination of colors ? Share with us !

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To make a perfect circle, check your elbow |TIP39

I realized that Basic essentials is what people need the most. How about I publish more articles and TIPS for beginners ? TIP#39 to make a perfect round circle, do not rest your elbow on the table SPHERE TRIMMING Today, we’ll just talk about circle. Ellipses will be the topic of an other tutorial. One…

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Fashion cow boy drawing

How to draw a fashion model in motion |TIP35-36

I don’t have internet yet in my new apartment. So I went to a Hong Kong style cafe nearby where they offer free wi-fi until 2 am. The cafe had some magazines. I took one and get some inspiration in the fashion photoshoot pages. My favorites! I took my sketchbook, and I started to draw.…

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