I received a message from Christopher.

He’s a woodworker and is fed up making drawings as “if somebody sits on them”.

So good, I have prepared for you a beginner video about:
How to Stop Sketching flat in 2D and Start Drawing in 3D Volumes

Take a pen, some paper, and take some notes! ✏️
Next week, I will prepare some product design tutorials for you.
And you, do you also feel your sketches are flat like a pancake 🥞 ?

PS: I am discovering Instagram Stories these days.
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How to Stop Sketching flat in 2D and Start Drawing in 3D Volumes

Testimonial from Jim Yarr:

“Hi Chou-Tac

Thank you for your email and for your sketchbook (…)

Can you please offer any assistance as I’m anxious to begin your course method?

I enjoyed your video and I am inspired to express a newfound latent creative artistic expression.

Thank you and look forward to hearing from you.”

– Jim.

Jim Yarr testimonial sketching and creative artistic expression

By Chou-Tac

Hello! 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 is to help you all along with your design projects and journey! Leave a comment in the blog or send me an email at choutac@thedesignsketchbook.com : ) Chou-Tac

3 thoughts on “How to Stop Sketching flat in 2D and Start Drawing in 3D Volumes”
  1. Hi chou-tac
    I love your videos. I have a question i always drawed feather lines. I am now practicing straight lines but after a week I can’t draw a long straight line or two parallel lines. What could I be doing wrong? Do you have a video to your drawing position? And also how long should I practice? Could it be the practice?

    1. Hi Manuela,

      Yes there are some tutorials about straight lines.
      You can get them here:

      The 3 top tutorials might interest you.
      I will show you the drawing position as well.

      How long to practice is not the main parameter. But how focus you are on your drawing session.

      Some people can catch it pretty fast. Other may take a while, as maybe a mistake has not been detected (example: the height of the table maybe too high oor too low.)

      Make sure to have a comfortable posture for a natural movement. It will be fine 🙂

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