27 Student Testimonials That Inspire You To Be a Designer

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“Sketch Like The Pros is the Best Foundation for Drawing from imagination”

My students come from all over the world to learn about Design sketching.

I feel honored they accepted to share their testimonial
to inspire you to join the great journey of Sketch Like The Pros!

  • Some are students in a design school, or even mechanical engineering also.
  • Some are already professionals and need to hone their skills to better communicate their ideas with their teammates.
  • Or some are simply passionate about drawing and want to excel in their visual communication skills.

I want to thank my members for sharing their insightful testimonials
on how the course impact positively their life and career.

If they did it, you can do it too!

“I improved my drawings a lot more than I thought because I am enjoying it.”

Hello, my name is Diana, and I’m from Spain.

I’m a furniture designer and I had very bad sketching skills before.
I wanted to be able to express myself by drawing, not only using my computer.
So I took many courses before, but I never could get better.

I found the course SKETCH LIKE THE PROS by chance and I decided to give it a try.
And it results to be a great idea.

  • I have improved my drawings a lot more than I thought because I’m really enjoying them.
  • The lessons are really easy to follow.
  • And it includes everything you must know to master sketching.
  • You learn in a very natural way right from the start.
  • So you can see your evolution very quickly.
  • And that motivates you to keep on working on your journey.

Chou-Tac is a fantastic teacher.

He’s got the knowledge and he’s a very encouraging person.
I’m so happy with what I’m learning, and I can only recommend you this course.

Take care. Bye.

– Diana, Spain 🇪🇸 | Furniture designer

“I’m 36 years old, and I’m improving my sketching skills like never before!”

Hello, my name is Martin.

I’m a mechanical designer from Quebec, Canada. I’ve been wishing I could draw for too many years.

Finding Chou-Tac and his blog The Design Sketchbook dot com was a life-changer for me.
Learning to draw is not a wish anymore. It’s a reachable goal.

The approach to drawing really change when I decided to subscribe to the course SKETCH LIKE THE PROS.

  • SKETCH LIKE THE PROS is a well-thought course that begins with really basic concepts and slowly produces more advanced techniques in short and enjoyable videos.
  • Chou-Tac is an incredible designer and sketcher.
  • But most importantly, he’s a brilliant teacher.

If you think you are too old for growth, think again.
I’m 36 years old, and I’m improving my sketching skills like never before.

With your motivation and Chou-Tac’s guidance, there is just no reason not to succeed.

If you are serious about improving your sketching skills, you should definitely consider subscribing to this course. And if you want to connect with others and have a motivation boost, you may also consider the private group “Bring your sketch alive” on Facebook.

Chou-Tac, I sincerely thank you for sharing your passion with us.

– Martin Goulet, Quebec 🇨🇦 | Mechanical Designer

Sketch Like The Pros is well structured, and it allows me to grow at my own pace.”

Hi, my name is Lucas Hippolyte,

I have a VIP member of Sketch like the Pros course. I am from France.

I’ve been working towards attending design school and becoming an industrial designer for the past 3 years. For the first 2 years, I research Design Sketching.

I looked at many sketches and tried to reproduce them and turn them into concepts. However, without much success. During that time, my skills weren’t growing, and I became very stagnate.

After that, I tried looking for tutorials and blogs about design sketching to improve my skills and motivate me. That is when I discovered The Design Sketchbook blog.

A short while later, he released his course:
Sketch Like The Pros, and I thought I could take the course to help me develop my hone and skills.

After 7 months with the course, I am proud to say that I’ve made much progress. 

  • Sketch Like The Pros is well structured,
  • And it allows me to grow at my own pace.
  • Chou-Tac is also very quick to respond to our assignments and gives us feedback quickly.
  • The course has motivated me to achieve my goals 
  • and has taught me many new sketching techniques such as perspectives and the shadows

I started the course as a beginner in design sketching, and now I hope to finish it with more knowledge that will benefit me in the future.

Thank you for listening!
See you soon!

– Lucas Hippolyte, France 🇫🇷 | Aspiring Designer (15yo)
Now, Lucas is a student designer at ISD Rubika.
Discover his design portfolio below.

Behance https://www.behance.net/gallery/118552463/Design-Portfolio-2021
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lucas_hippolyte.id/
LinkedIn https://fr.linkedin.com/in/lucas-hippolyte-837329187

“Chou-Tac is a great teacher.
I dare to say he is also a good friend who is always there to help you.”

Hi guys, this is Jacek from Poland.

I’m old enough to not to mention my age (38).

I used to be an accountant, and after 10 years, it turned out it was not my thing. So I quit.

I was interested in Graphic Design at that time, and I started self-education in that field.
I treat a computer as the same tool like a pencil or a sheet of paper.

I have always wanted to learn how to draw to put my own ideas onto paper.
I came across the last SKETCH LIKE THE PROS edition and decided to give it a try.

  • I have submitted around one thousand eight hundred sketches since April
  • And I am trying to draw as much as possible.
  • By buying the course you get a plan, you get a set of exercises, and a set of tools that allow balanced development.

I have always had a hard time setting my priorities straight, I wasn’t sure what should I learn in the beginning. This is why the mentor’s support is crucial – I found out that my “straight” lines could be more straight and my hand positioning does not allow drawing perfect circles.

Chou-Tac is a great teacher.
I dare to say he is also a good friend who is always there to help you.

  • The course is a solid foundation
  • It provides a huge number of perspective exercises and drawing from imagination,
  • Additionally, it goes through geometric forms.

I strongly recommend it.

Take care and practice as much as possible!”

– Jacek Bialecki, Poland 🇵🇱 | Former accountant

“I’m less afraid of making mistakes and trying to get a perfect drawing. Being a perfectionist, this was a big step.”

Hi, my name is Amy,

I am a VIP student on Chou-Tac’s Sketch Like The Pros course.

I was out of practice and I haven’t drawn for a while, and I always struggled with certain things like perspective and visualizing objects in space.

So I thought I could give it a go. And I’m very glad I did.

  • This course has helped me improve my 3D vision – being able to break objects down into much simpler shapes and build them up in complexity.
  • Which is giving me a lot more confidence in drawing objects from different perspectives – being able to turn them around from different angles. Previously I would have struggled with being limited to just copying the reference that I see.
  • But now I can go further, use the reference but then change the perspective or other elements to whatever suits what I am trying to draw from my own imagination, rather than just literally copying.
  • I found the course well structured and broken into bite-size chunks starting from the very basics and gradually increasing it each time difficulty.

There were some exercises that I working on I would have been like “Oh that looks ridiculously complex!” I won’t be able to do that. But by breaking it down and working on these simple shapes and basics it’s surprising how much progress you can make.

I haven’t noticed my own improvement until Chou-Tac pointed it out.

  • He’s really supportive throughout the course helping you with any questions constantly encouraging you giving you tips and neat tricks or pushing you with further challenges if he thinks you are getting it – which is a huge confidence booster.
  • In fact, the course has given me a lot more confidence in my drawing ability in general. I’m less afraid of making mistakes and trying to get a perfect drawing. Being a perfectionist this was a big step to do away with a pencil and rubber – and just go straight in with the pen.
  • And if you make a mistake, just learn from it and move on to the next one rather than fussing over it and spending hours on one drawing. So it definitely helps me be less afraid and just start making those marks on paper.

I’ve learned so much and really enjoy the course.

It’s a lot of hard work and some of the exercises may seem repetitive, but that’s all part of the learning process and that’s why we are here right?

But it gets fun as well, there are different challenges and exercises. One shape you draw might remind you of a robot or a spaceship and then Chou-Tac will do a little guy steering it making a light-hearted and positive environment. So you know, we don’t get stressed out.

Yeah, from my own experience, I can thoroughly recommend it.

– Amy Riches, UK 🇬🇧 | Freelance 2D concept artist
specializing in the background, environment paintings, and illustration.
Portfolio https://www.amyriches.com
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/amyrichesart

“When I start sketching, it’s smooth, it flows very well.”

Hi, my name is Paul Alberding.

I’m 41 years old and I live in the United States.

I’ve been drawing my entire life, mainly as a hobby.
I’ve never done anything, professional or formal training. It’s just something I’ve always loved to do. I’ve got a bookcase of How-to books converting illustration, animation, car design, I mean you name it.

Last several years, probably the last 5 years,
I really tried to get back into mainly doing it as a hobby.

I kind of get away from it through college for a while. But I really want to go back, and I was looking through the Internet looking for tutorials. And that’s pretty much how I came across the Design Sketchbook blog.

I really like the tutorials. It really got me interested in Design and got me the entrance on Sketching.

I was following that and some others, just trying to pick up tips here and there.

That’s when Chou-Tac came up with his announcement of the SKETCH LIKE THE PROS course. So I signed up for that. I did that as a Self-Study mainly because of work and everything else. I just didn’t know if I could really be on tight deadlines or what not… So I did a self-study.

But I have to say I was really impressed from the beginning.
It really lays down really great structure.

And pretty much I would recommend it for everything, especially beginners.

He starts off at the very beginning with the lines and everything builds off there, even if you have been studying it on your own, it’s good to start at the beginning point.

No one has really… None of the books or anything I have done have really said:
“Ok, here is where you begin, this is how you draw a line, a circle, how you practice…”

Build up from there, cubes, ellipses… you know all these kinds of stuff. I really enjoyed it.

SKETCH LIKE THE PROS is like I said…

  • What I really like, is its small little clips. Few minutes here, a few minutes there.
  • One of the big things that I like, is how to practice to get better.
  • And pretty much when I’m at work, if I got 10-15 minutes, I would just do that wherever I can.
    It’s a good warm-up, It kind of relaxes me. And also it helps build my confidence.

So when I start sketching, I start drawing it’s smooth, it flows very well.

I really have to say that his all big focus is that: Sketching and Design, it’s a process.

  1. You are not going to sit down and draw the perfect drawing at the very beginning.
    You got to draw quick sketches to get your ideas out.
  2. Then from there, pick up the ones you like.
    Work on perspective, work on line-weight, keep going, keep going…
    as you progress, the drawing is gonna be there when you are done.

Those are the 2 big things I took out of it.

I would recommend it to anybody: Beginner, intermediate, professionals.

Start from the beginning.
Go back even if you think it’s a waste of time you will learn some stuff.

Even if I did the self-study, I never really felt I was on my own.
Pretty much, you send an email, you’re frustrated, you’ve got questions, you’ve got problems…
You send an email, he’s gonna respond immediately to you.

He’s as hands-on as you want him to be.
So if you want him there, he’s always available, and nothing but helpful.

His excitement really comes across. He wants you to do as well as you want to do. He helps you every inch of the way. He doesn’t spend so much time explaining it. He explains it through his drawings, he explains it when he’s doing all the examples of what not… He will show you: Oh don’t do this. He will draw a mistake to show you what to look for. He will explain why it’s a mistake.

I would definitely say: Help yourself out, and sign up for SKETCH LIKE THE PROS!

Thank you.

– Paul Alberding, USA 🇺🇸 | Passionate of arts, and illustration

“I can show my ideas faster and in a better way.”

Hello guys, I’m Leo,

This would be my video feedback for the course Sketch Like The Pros.

I myself was taking the VIP track course for the past 6 months already I guess. I can tell you that these past 6 months I have learned a lot and seen a lot of progress. Week by week, you will see a lot of progress if you put in the work.

Actually, the videos are very short and very well explained.
You get a lot of information, but it’s going to be really really well explained for you – especially the beginners out there.

  • If you guys don’t know the basics of sketching you are going to actually learn it very fast and grasp it very quickly. Week by week, you will see the progress if you do the assignments that you are told to do in the videos.
  • Every module builds on top of the last module so you are going to see also a progression in the assignments you are given and different ways of what you can apply what you have learned.
  • And for the people out there thinking of taking the VIP besides the course, I can highly recommend it since you are going to get feedback from professionals.

Chou-Tac is going to help you with your assignments and he’s gonna point out the mistakes you are making. Which is really really important especially when you are learning.

Sometimes you just do the exercises and you think you are doing it right, but it happens that something you are not doing right, and you don’t have anyone to tell you how to improve it or how you can actually do it better.

And in this case, if you get the feedback, this is going to happen: he’s going to tell you what you can improve on. Or if somehow the exercises are becoming too easy for you – he’s going to give you kind of challenges. Which is what happened to me.

At some point, I was doing the exercises but I was getting comfortable with it so he gave me extra challenges to actually learn more and try to challenge myself in this way.

I guess in my case, what I can tell you.

studied Industrial Design.
But I didn’t really learn the basics of sketching.

My school was very technical. So we had some sketching classes but they were all over the place. You didn’t get the right information also.

So after I graduated, I had to learn by myself. I was doing a lot of things the wrong way.

That’s one of the reasons why I decided to take this course.

  • I can tell you that now, I can do it much much better.
    And I feel more comfortable.

The course has really really helped me a lot.
And I want to take this opportunity to thank Chou-Tac for his help and his teaching.

Yeah, go ahead guys. 

Don’t think about it, just take the course. And enjoy it!

Put in the work, it’s also about you putting in the work. If you don’t put in the work, of course, you are not going to see results. But if you put in the work, with his help, you are going to see a lot of progress and you are going to be successful at sketching.

Alright, guys, I hope this feedback helps. And yeah, Good Luck!

– Leo Penaranda, Colombia 🇨🇴 | Designer

“I even got an internship in one of the largest sports company in the world!” (PUMA)

Hello everyone, my name is Alberto.

I’m a member of the SKETCH LIKE THE PROS VIP course.
Which includes feedback from Chou-Tac on the work, in addition to the regular course.

I started the course because my design school didn’t focus on sketching that much. And I felt that if I wanted to get a job as a product designer, I should have the sketching skills expected for that position.

The best part is that only after 6 months of membership,

  • I feel a lot more confident in sketching my ideas
  • My design sense has improved a lot.
  • So much that I even got a great internship in one of the largest sports companies in the world!

I’m very happy I invested in this membership, and I would recommend it to anyone serious about learning design sketching.

It doesn’t matter if they are true beginners, students, or professionals that want to learn how to level up their skills. The difference it makes in the work is very well worth it.

– Alberto, Portugal 🇵🇹 | Student Designer

“Chou-Tac simplifies all processes very well.”

Hello guys, my name is Jean-Olivier.
I come from Reunion Island and I live in Canada for 7 years and a half.

I work in the film industry for 4 years.
Actually, I’m studying Concept art for my Master’s degree at university.
I want to become a Concept artist.

And the class with Chou-Tac helps me to understand How to draw in 3D.
Really important for Industrial design.

  • This class is good for beginners, intermediates and professionals too.
  • The videos are very short, and very easy to learn. So much information guys.
  • Learning with Chou-Tac is very simple. Very very simple.

After this class, you can draw whatever you want for sure.
Trust him. He’s a good, very very good teacher.
I learned a lot here and so much about fundamental and technical drawing.

He simplifies all processes very well.

Thank you so much Chou-Tac, thank you so much, guys.


– Jean-Olivier, Reunion Island 🇷🇪 | Designer for the film industry

“Chou-Tac’s personal feedback is great, focusing on small details that would make a big difference on your sketchng skills.”

Hi there, I’m Roger from Portugal.
I’m 36, and I’m a Product Designer for 13 years now.

I’m an ongoing student of Chou-Tac’s SKETCH LIKE THE PROS course. And it’s been a great experience.

Back then, as a student of Product Design during my college years, I didn’t have Design sketching class.

We had drawing classes for 3 years.
But they were human figure and anatomy related, using more artistic media like pastels, acrylics, charcoal, or graphite.

When I graduated and start my internship, the company directors were not interested in ideation sketches. They wanted only ideas in 3D using 3D and rendering software. Unfortunately, most companies at that time, at least here in Portugal, thought that way. So I started to practice less and less my sketching skill.

When I decided to become a freelancer, I felt very rusty.
And I couldn’t translate into paper the ideas I had flowing in my head.

The type of drawing I have learned in college wasn’t exactly what I needed for Product Design. Because it took just too much time to accomplish. And with so many ideas flying around in my mind, I started building a huge frustration for not being able to sketch them at the same speed rate.

It seemed like I didn’t know how to draw, although I was good at figure drawing.
But product design sketching is different.

So when I found out Chou-Tac’s Sketchbook blog, I started following it religiously, because it focus precisely on what I needed to develop my sketching skills.

When Chou-Tac launched Sketch Like The Pros, I didn’t hesitate. And believe me, you won’t either.

Whether you beginner or a professional in design, like me, struggling with your sketching skills, you learn everything from the basics to much more complex skills – in an extremely well-structured course.

I’ve taken mine at my own pace.

  • And just after a few lessons, I saw the differences in my sketches.
  • If you choose the 1-on-1 VIP membership, you’ll have a big bonus. Chou-Tac’s insight and correction on your sketches. His personalized feedback is great focusing on small details that would make a big difference in your sketching skills.
  • And one thing I personally like is that Chou-Tac is a guy with a nice sense of humor that always finds a way to keep you motivated and in a good mood.
  • I used to have fears of sharing my sketches, in sketching in front of other people.
  • But now, I have much more confidence in myself and my sketches.

Remember, sketching is fundamental “Design”.

  • If you can’t put down your ideas on paper, you might tend to forget them and eventually lose them.
  • Sketching is a universal language that people from different cultures and countries understand.

So what better way to explain than show your ideas through a sketch.

Happy Sketching everyone.


– Roger, Portugal 🇵🇹 | Freelance Product Designer

“I found the motivation through Chou-Tac’s comments.”

Hello, I’m Pedro Luis, I am a Product Designer.
I’m working as a freelance designer and I do graphic design too.

I have to improve my sketching skills.

It’s very difficult for me to improve alone.
I need motivation and methods to iterate and find the best way to represent new ideas and concepts.

I think sketching skills is the most important for product design.
It’s the best way to communicate ideas and the best tool to find new concepts or solutions.

The course helps me to improve the sketching techniques in every video.
I found the motivation through Chou-Tac’s comments.

When he shows me something wrong in my sketch then I learn.
When he says something like” “So cool” or “Very nice!”. This is extra motivation for drawing more and more. Because the course gives tools to find inspiration and not stop in front of a piece of white paper.

  • Tools like Rough sketching
  • or drawing volumes and define later with details
  • or draw volumes to reflect different feelings.

I’m very curious to see the rest of the materials for the course. These few months were very intense. And I can see my sketches look better and I can check some aspects of my drawings.

  • So the course starts from zero and increases the level week to week.
  • It helps me to practice with focus and technique.
  • Now I’m more confident and concentrate when I sketch.
  • And I sketch in every opportunity and place.

– Pedro Luis Carretero, Spain 🇪🇸 | Freelance Product and Graphic Designer
Discover Pedro Luis’s portfolio and design company below.

Company website https://pedroluiscarretero.es/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/pedroluis
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PedroluisEstudio
LinkedIn https://es.linkedin.com/in/pedro-luis-carretero/en

“My lines are more dynamic.
My sketches are a lot more realistic.”

Hello, my name is Renald, I have 40 years old. I’m a Designer from Paris.

The courses allow me to progress in techniques of pure sketching. That’s what I wanted.
I wanted to get free from this constraint to be more creative daily and the mission I gave to myself towards my clients.

  • I really like the weekly rhythm.
  • The course is easy to follow without getting bored.
  • I really enjoy the Tips & Tricks, the daily advice.
  • The video format allows us to review multiple times, and to go back to previous courses during the year.
    It’s really really convenient.

Courses are really “Jack-and-trades”.
I reorganized my desk. I worked with different pencils and pens trying to find the one that suits me best.

I am now a lot more confident in drawing. You can really feel it in my drawings.

  • The lines are more dynamic.
  • My sketches are a lot more realistic.

The course is suitable as well for beginners as for professionals.

  • You can review the basics.
  • You can refine your sketches.
  • You can get an external point of view.

I recommend you to take the premium membership (1-to-1 VIP Feedback).
The one Chou-Tac will give you correction. It’s really really interesting to have his point of view and correction.

– Renald Prevost, France 🇫🇷 | Furniture designer, Expert Upcycling and Eco-conception
Co-founder of the Studio POURQUOI PAS with Juliette Lemaire-asselin
Discover their slow-life design furniture below.

Design Studio website: https://studiopourquoipas.com/a-propos
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/studiopourquoipas/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/studiopourquoipas/
LinkedIn https://fr.linkedin.com/in/renald-slowdesign

“Chou-Tac doesn’t only explain how to draw things.
But also how to observe products in real life.”

Hello everyone, my name is Jun, I’m a student in the course SKETCH LIKE THE PROS.

Although I majored in Industrial Design,
I didn’t get a chance to learn sketching systemically.

But I am always looking for ways to improve my sketching skills.

  • I searched for a sketching demo online.
  • And bought quite a few sketching tutorial books.
  • But I just stared at those wonderful pictures and tried to duplicate them.
  • It seemed effective at first. But soon I realize, I still don’t know how to sketch.

Without reference pictures, the things I’m drawing are terrible.

When I saw Chou-Tac’s sketching tutorials online,

  • I thought it was so different from the demos I saw before.
  • He would explain the techniques he is using in detail,
  • And focus on only one point each time.
  • So it’s easy to follow alone and practice.

At first, I always wanted to create something awesome. But it’s the basic knowledge and skills that matter the most. If I draw a picture, with all the colors and shades, but the perspective is wrong, it wouldn’t be so persuasive.

In this course,

  • Chou-Tac is not only talking about How to draw things.
  • But also How to observe the products in real life.
  • And he will point out the mistakes I’m making. Otherwise, I wouldn’t realize it myself.

So, I truly recommend the course to those who are struggling with sketching. Because during this course you will get a true understanding of what you are sketching, and present in the right way.

Thank you.

– Jun, China 🇨🇳 | Designer

“You won’t get that from just reading books or even online from other websites.”

Hi guys, I’m Zaid. I’m from India.

I would like to thank Chou-Tac for starting this course.

I feel this s one of the best opportunities for someone to learn design sketching. In my background, I’m a mechanical engineer. I design machinery. And I have been looking to learn Design sketching I’ve come across recently.

I tried to copy the works of a lot of designers. But. wasn’t successful. I started buying books, seen videos. But then I felt sort of Disconnect. I didn’t know where to start from, I didn’t know the basics.

So when I did find SKETCH LIKE THE PROS, I joined as a VP member (With feedback).

When you start from the basics, it was like a complete course.

  • It helps you to build up the core skills that you need.
  • To go on more complex assignments or what you want to do.
  • So I feel this course is good because it covers all the basics and it’s very comprehensive It covers all the topics.

And you won’t get that from just reading books or even online from other websites.

As such as you won’t get a step-by-step guide and a person who is helping you out every part of the way – and correcting the mistakes and showing you what goes wrong. What usually people do wrong, how and why it does wrong, and what to do next.

  • So I feel it has been an incredible journey working with Chou-Tac. And again I would like to thank him a lot.
  • I’ve been able to do a lot of stuff that I don’t think I would have been able to do.

Thanks a lot, guys, and I hope you guys join and enjoy the course as much as we do.

– Zaid Siddiqui, India 🇮🇳 | Mechanical Engineer

“The exercises are small enough for me to sketch more times a week. Not every day, but almost.”

Hello, I’m Mario Van Mal, I’m 24 years old. And I live in the Netherlands.

Currently, I am an Industrial Designer Engineer student at TUDelft.

For me, Design sketching is the most important communication tool we use for the beginning phase and also in the end for the end result and renderings.

And I want to make this my main design tool.

So when I asked teachers and other students:
“How would I get to a higher level of design sketching?”

Their common answer is that:
“You should practice every day.”

  • SKETCH LIKE THE PROS helps me to get these step-by-step exercises.
    You can see a few sketches behind me on the wall. So it helps me with the step-by-step exercises that I get every week.
  • Every week I get new videos I can do.
  • The exercises are small enough for me actually do sketches more times a week. Not every day, but almost.

I would suggest this course to everyone who needs that extra support to start sketching more on a daily basis.

So that’s it. Bye!

– Mario Van Mal, Netherlands 🇳🇱 | Industrial Designer Engineer Student Designer

“I didn’t know I had these skills inside me!”

Hello everybody, My name is Alessandro Millione, I’m 22

I’m a Product Design student in Bologna in 2nd year.

I follow Chou-Tac since I discovered his blog when I was trying to improve my sketching skills. When he said to me to join the Sketch Like The Pros project, I was so excited to start it.

It was a great experience for me. Because in only 3 weeks, I have been able to learn the basics that every designer have to know.

  • The first week, circles and spheres.
  • In the 2nd week, basic contour lines and how to give a 3D volume in different shapes.
  • In the end, for the week, how to apply all these in a creative image.
  • Thanks to this course and the clear videos, I made a lot of progress.

As a matter of fact, before this course, my sketches were baby sketches without logic or rules behind them. But at the end of this course, I won. Because I didn’t know I had these skills inside me.

I really enjoyed this 3 weeks course, and also thanks to the other 2 team members Chloe and Leo, who spend a lot of time.

Only now, I started to understand how important it is to sketch on paper. Because I understood this is the fastest, simplest, and the first way for a designer and project. And I have learned all these thanks to this course.

Graze mille to everybody. See you soon!

– Alessandro Millione, Italy 🇮🇹 | Student Product Design
Alessandro participated in the 3-week beta test of the course program.

“We improved tremendously!”

Chloe and Leo: Hi Chou-Tac / Hello Chou-Tac

Chloe: Just wanted to say Thank you so much for the course.
Leo and I just at the moment were training in our Jiu-Jitsu gym. It’s part of a complete life: Art + Development. Thank you so much for the course. A lot of benefits. I feel I improved a lot.

Leo: Yeah me too, I have been following your blog for a long time. And I encourage everybody to try this. Sketchdrive course we improved tremendously. Thank you very much for all your help.

Chloe: And your feedback was so good. Especially when you do the little pictures.

Leo: Yeah so funny! You’re a great man.

Chloe and Leo: Thank you very much Chou-Tac. Bye Bye!

– Chloe & Leo, Brazil 🇧🇷 | Student in Architecture and English teacher
Chloe and Leo participated in the 3-week beta test of the course program.

“If you want an affordable and easy way to learn the secrets of the masters, enrolling n the Design Sketchbook program is a no-brainer.”

Whether you are a complete beginner or intermediate draftsman, I believe the Design Sketchbook class will push you up a few notches.

If you want an affordable and easy way to learn the secrets of the master, without complicated textbooks, then enrolling in the Design Sketchbook program is a no-brainer.

– Nashid Forbes, UK 🇬🇧 | Student Designer

“I’m not hesitant anymore to draw imaginary products”

Hello, my name is Daphne Muller, I’m an Interactive Product Designer student from the Netherlands.

3 years ago I followed the sketching course from Martijn.

There, I found out that being able to sketch allows me to get great freedom, new opportunities, idea-generating, and presenting your sketching skills also shows you are a professional designer. But of course, you can’t learn how to sketch in just 7 classes. So I decided that I wanted to further develop.

That is when Martijn pointed out this new course of Chou-Tac. I was a bit hesitant from the start because it would take quite some time. But I also realized that sketching every day is the only to actually learn it.

So now it’s a year ago that I enrolled, and I’m so glad I did.

  • Sketching turns out to be a great way to relax.
  • The TIPS of Chou-Tac are very encouraging to continue
  • And the videos are super clear.
  • You learn new tricks every time.

Not only I develop my line quality, but

  • I’m also not hesitant anymore to draw imaginary products.
  • And on top of that, Chou-Tac provided me with great feedback for my bachelor’s project.
  • And he also told me how to present my ideas verbally.

If you have to dramatically improve your Designer skills, you definitely should enroll.

– Daphne Muëller, Netherlands 🇳🇱 | Interactive Product Designer Student

“I feel more fearless in terms of sketching.”

Hi, I’m Chris from London, I’m an Interior Designer.

I’ve worked for a number of years in many resort projects but also in some hospitality ones as well.

I think during my career, I think that is an obstacle: not being able to draw as well as would like which made me difficult to communicate my ideas to colleagues, and also blocks in terms of generation of ideas as well.

So I tried to address this problem recently. I actually attended a course here in London.
More recently I come to SKETCH LIKE THE PROS course, which I found on the Internet.

What I have been enjoying about the course has been the length of time.

  • 10 months gives you plenty of time to practice exercises.
  • I think also the way it’s divided up into bite-sized chunks is a good way of learning as you can tackle 1 or 2 videos at night and basically build momentum in this way. Yeah, during this period I have been definitely able to see improvements in my skills.

– Chris, UK 🇬🇧 | Interior designer

“Having one or a few videos every week gives you time to absorb,
to digest knowledge, and enough time to practice.”

Hi, my name is Rigo, I’m from Cuba. I’m a translator and I’m a member of the SKETCH LIKE THE PROS course.

You could say that I am the classical example of the guy that used to be good at drawing when I was a student.

However, as I grow older, life kind of gets me far from having anything to do with drawing. So it kind of became a forgotten childhood hobby.

However, last year I found myself with more spare time. And I returned to drawing again. Also last year, I discovered the Design Sketchbook blog. I was very attracted by the tips shared by Chou-Tac.

So, when I learned about Sketch Like The Pros course, I didn’t think twice for the reasons that are really important to me.

First of all, when you want to develop a certain skill, one of the things I would be going to do is of course is to get to the older material, download a lot of tutorials, buy a lot of books, and that simply fine.

However, at least in my experience, most of the tutorials are high-speed videos. And you have the feeling you are losing the natural flow of the process. And the very same thing happened with the books.

It doesn’t matter how good they are if you are just paying attention to the images. At some point, you are going to find yourself lost.

Wait! How do we go from this point to there?

So in the case of SKETCH LIKE THE PROS course,

  • One of the things I love the most is the pace of the videos.
    You are going to have a very nice pace of videos, so you can learn step-by-step. You can have a very solid foundation.
  • As the difficulty level increases, Chou-Tac will be focusing on the do’s and don’ts – so you will have a very good understanding of what you are doing right and what you are doing wrong.
  • Not only the pace of the explanation is good, but also the way the videos are presented is great. Having 1 or a few videos every week gives you enough time to absorb, to digest all the knowledge that you are presented with. But also it will give you enough time to practice.
  • I would say that wether than feeling pressured, you are going to feel motivated.
  • It is important to stress that you can download all the videos. So you can return to them whenever you want.
  • Also, 1 thing that is important to me is that Chou-Tac is very articulate. He’s very easygoing, and he’s very encouraging. You are going to feel that you can really achieve the goal that you want. You certainly can do that.

At some point, you are going to feel that more than being an instructor, he’s a close friend of yours.

I’m working in the field of graphic design. I don’t know if I mentioned it before, but I am a translator.
Even in the field of humanities, if I want to express an idea n a more attractive way, I have found myself able to express ideas through what I have learned in SKETCH LIKE THE PROS course.

Even though I’m really far from the level of professionals, my family and friends have noticed how much I have improved my sketching skills. Actually, they have encouraged me to become an illustrator or a manga artist.

Even if I have grown my confidence, and my curiosity, I am kind of an introvert, this course has helped me get out of my comfort zone. Now, I’m more like an expressionist in what I do, and experimenting with things that I didn’t dare to do before enrolled the SKETCH LIKE THE PROS course.

All I have to say right now is: Thank you very much Chou-Tac. I’m very happy to be part of this community.

Cheers everybody. Stay safe.

– Rigo, Cuba 🇨🇺 | Translator

“My skills have improved more in these months of course
than in any other period of my life.”

Hi everybody, I’m Ale. I’m an experienced interface designer based in Milan.

I’m here to share with you my experience with SKETCH LIKE THE PROS course.

I’ve been drawing and sketching for a long time, and I’ve been frustrated because my skills were not improving after years of drawing.

One day, I found a web banner about the Design Sketchbook. And I discovered Chou-Tac and his elegant style. I was particularly impressed by his quick sketches communicating more than dozen of 3d renderings. And I decided to enroll in Sketch Like The Pros course.

I’ve got to say that my skills have improved more in these months of course than in any other period of my life.

  • Lessons are very simple and understandable by everyone.
  • And also the timing is perfect. After a few minutes of video and you will discover the secrets of professional designers.
  • Moreover, this course is also perfect for beginners alongside more expert designers.
  • I suggest you get into the VIP program because I found it very useful not only to receive precious hints, and suggestions from Chou-Tac – but also to compare my job with other student’s ones. Keep in touch with them, and encourage each other to grow on this amazing journey.
  • You can have your lessons at any time, wherever you want. So you can use your spare time to enjoy all the course.

If you would love to improve your design skills, I suggest you follow this course. You will be very satisfied.

– Ale, Italy 🇮🇹 | Experience and interface designer

“He explains it very simply what you have done wrong – what you have done right. So you will improve pretty fast.”

Hey guys, ‘m Pascal. I’m from Switzerland. 30 years old and I’m a Product Design student.

I’m joining Sketch Like The Pros right now. That’s because I always wanted to be able to share all my ideas and thoughts pretty fast and in an effective way.

I think the best way to share all this information. Fast and effective to share them with drawing.

But I was always struggling with bolding lines, perspective, or even fast sketches. And in SKETCH LIKE THE PROS, you will learn all this stuff step-by-step – from the very beginning. How to hold your pen to a much much higher level.

If you load up your drawings, Chou-Tac will give you pretty good advice.
He explains it very simply what you have done wrong – what you have done right.
So you will improve pretty fast.

If you want to improve your sketching skills, I can highly recommend you to join the club Sketch Like The Pros.

So yeah, That’s the way to join right now. Ok?

See you. Bye!

– Pascal Kälin, Switzerland🇨🇭 | Product Design Student

“You have a good motivation to draw every day.”

Hello, my name is Marc. I’m 33 years old. I’m a Product Designer since 2008.

I started the course SKETCH LIKE THE PROS last November. And now, I draw for around 1 or 2 hours per day.

The main question is: Why am I following the course?

The answer is very simple.

A few years ago, I started to be ashamed of my sketches. In the end, I didn’t sketch at all. And one of the good solutions for designers, especially to communicate my ideas and explain my concepts.

I felt misunderstood.

So last November, I decided to follow the course to increase my sketching skills and to draw what I have in my head – especially product design and sports equipment.

  • So with Chou-Tac, learning and practicing sketch is pretty easy and very simple.
  • You watch the videos, and you take a few minutes, 4 – 5 minutes.
  • You take your pen and a sheet of paper. You draw, just drawing you try.
  • And after a few courses, you can enjoy your evolution!
  • You share your drawings with other people like you. And you have feedback.
  • So it’s very helpful, and you have a good motivation to draw every day.

Do not hesitate to follow this course. If you want to learn how to sketch, it’s a good way.

Thank you very much.

Have a good day.

– Marc Veschambre, France 🇮🇹 | Designer
Discover Marc’s portfolio design bellow

LinkedIn https://fr.linkedin.com/in/marc-veschambre
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.fr/marcveschambre
Behance https://www.behance.net/mvdesign85

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