How to become a Shoe designer? |with Mr. Bailey – Concept Kicks

Today we discover how Mr. Bailey’s experience can help you become a Footwear designer. Today’s interview is meaningful to me. When I was a student Mr. Bailey published (still) awesome sketches from sneaker designers on his blog. It was a huge influence for me to become a Footwear designer myself. I am so grateful for…

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Wanna get cool design sketches? (Don’t start with details)

Should I get an Ipad Pro for drawing cool sketches? I really like the idea of “On and draw”. That machine looks really cool. After so long, and deception with the previous Adonit Jot pen (Stylus for Ipad) – Apple seams creating something better than the Samsung Pro Note tablet. I was chillin’ in front…

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Anybody can sketch. Quick test in 4 steps.

I’ve just went to the money changer of Raffles place (in Singapore) to get some Thai Baht as I am flying to Bangkok tomorrow! 🙂 This afternoon, I stop for a while at a cafe Paul to sketch. I am preparing the next week course of [Sketch like the Pros]. I’ve just took a picture…

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(Before/After) 3 months of Sketch like the Pros design course with Lucas, 15 yo (Big progression)

Hello! I am preparing the reopening of the Registration of Sketch Like The Pros Design course. To help you build your motivation and self-confidence, I want to show you that: Anyone who starts as a true-beginner can succeed. No matter your age and initial skill. Lucas is a great example. (See Lucas sketching evolution at…

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Majored in Civil engineering but in love with Design | Interview with Huang Li-Chung, 47yo

Today we meet Huang Li-Chung who has an atypical background. He took a common path (Civil engineering) but then decided to follow his passion for design. He definitely gave a new orientation to his life. I though it would be great to learn from him – so let’s discover some more from Huang Li-Chung through…

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How to draw ellipses in perspective | 7 steps easy tutorial

How to draw ellipses in perspective step-by-step. If you wonder what is an ellipse, it is basically a circle in perspective. For example, if you see a cup from the top, you see a circle. If you hold the cup below your eyes, you’ll see an ellipse! Knowing how to use ellipses will be great…

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Create Infinite Drawing Ideas |with the Random Product Technique

    As a beginner, we often face the blank page. We just start a project that our mind suddenly seems so empty we could hear the crickets. 😛  Today,I share with you How your brain can think faster and generate unlimited drawing ideas. It is sometimes a source of stress or impatience. But don’t…

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Why does a designer need to sketch? | With Nick Huber – Mesh01

Why sketching is so important for a designer ? Nick gives us also precious advices about how a student or junior designer can rise his chance through his abilty to sketch to be spotted and get hired by the brands. We have today the privilege to receive Nick Huber, who is the Director of Design…

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How to Draw a Cube with 2-Point Perspective Easy | TIP 155 | VIDEO

We saw previously How to draw a Cube with a 1-point perspective and how to recognize whether you need a 1 or 2-points perspective. I hope you enjoy how easy it is to learn with this tutorial made for beginners. Today, it’s time to learn how to draw a cube with a 2-point perspective step-by-step.…

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Wonder what to draw? Look in your house! | TIP 149 | VIDEO

We often wonder what to draw. Today, I share with you a simple solution to get started – and create that “spark of inspiration” that will fill that blank page of plenty of your drawings! Draw your house! If you are looking for drawing cool ideas, pick up anything you like in your house, and…

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Learn drawing by making mistakes

Yesterday, one of my students asked me: I am doing mistakes. Is it my fault? I answered telling him a story about “The cycling boy” Do you mind I share it with you as well? : ) | Do you remember the first day you tried to ride a bike? Me,  I do especially when…

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Why being perfectionist will make you fail? |Tip125

Today I would like to share with you an article I read from 99U, written by Elizabeth Grace Saunders, writer of The 3 secrets to effective time investment. How many of us who love Design Sketching have Perfectionism tendencies ? And don’t realise how much it affects our learning journey ? We may be our…

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What is sketching and digital tools value in design| Martijn van de Wiel and his class

Martijn Van de Wiel is an Industrial Design teacher at the Eindhoven University of Technology – I was pleased to be invited as a guest to converse with him and his sketching class. We did a Skype call in Singapore – Netherland and had a great time sharing some points about Product Design and Photoshop.…

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Sketch more being more creative in the subway |TIP115

Time is precious and no one can stretch it. How about converting your transportation time to a productive session ? I remember after class, I was drawing in the subway going home. And my classmate asked me: – Hey you never stop drawing ? – Humm yeah I do… ?! That question surprised me because…

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How to draw arrows in perspective |Part 1 |TIP105

In product Design we like to use arrows to express a movement, a path, an acceleration. It’s not only made to designate certain elements of a product. Today, I will show you how to decompose an arrow in simple shapes, and making sure to draw it with a good proportion and symmetry. The trick is…

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