TIP 17 Don’t be fool. Be happy.

Filter the information which try to come in your brain. Decide what you want to see, hear, eat, feel.  Focus on your own priorities instead of the one people try to make you believe in.
You could keep your natural happiness – and get inspired of what really matters to you.
Ultimately, make your next sketch inspire people.

Direct Matin – Free newspaper given in the subway, 3rd September 2014
Newspapers enjoy publishing bad news.
The only good one on the cover page is the promotion of receiving that unhappiness paper every morning on your computer, tablet and mobile phone. Clamming “Be the first informed!”. I would say “Be the first depressed”.

To start a great day, I rather sketch on it.

The subway was not much crowded. I sketched the first women I saw nearby the door. What I like in Paris, it’s how diversified people get dressed. When you start sketching them, you also start to notice how beautiful are their accessories, such as necklace, earrings, bags.

Chou-Tac ChungPeople of Subway, Paris, Newspaper, 2014

Our brain is like a hard disk. It has a limited storage which tend to get jammed.
Everyday, we receive thousands of information trying to write in it things we don’t need. I doubt that much than a few percentage is worth to pay attention on. But our mind is like a sponge which absorb them despite of our own will and affect our mood.

“In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To illustrate how our daily life is manipulated, have a look on that video made by the French animation collective H5, presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2009.

François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, Ludovic Houplain – LOGORAMA

Let’s discuss on the comment box below.
Telling me your impression, if you agree or not with me.

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About The Author


Hello ! My name is Chou-Tac. I am a product designer from France. If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my industrial design career, I believe that they can also help you reach your design goal as a student or professional. My aim to help you all along with your design projects and journey. Anytime, feel free to leave a comment in the blog or send me an email at [email protected] : )

1 Comment

  • Julien Poivret

    Reply Reply September 7, 2014

    Nice way to react ! we need to accept what we really are in order to recycle our mistakes

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