What is the Ghost drawing? | TIP 71

The Ghost drawing is a simple but so powerful technique that will follow you all along your Design journey. It will give you confidence and accuracy.

The ghost drawing is about simulating a movement before tracing it on paper.  It’s a simple but essential technique to help better visualise your curves or lines on paper. Without this technique I wouldn’t be able to trace fluidly with confidence. It affect directly the quality of the lines.

I highly recommend you guys to practice the Ghost drawing as often as needed. You will soon get more confidence on your line. Your drawings will be lightened. This technique can’t be mastered without practice. It’s for your hand to remember all these movements.

Feel free to Sign up and get the Designer Starter Kit. It’s an illustrated guide that will show you more in details how to practice this technique. To start with the basics, you will soon make perfect straight lines and perfect circles as well.

More tutorials I post, more I believe that doing videos would be helpful. I have started to prepare the content on paper. Keep posted ! I will soon show you how to get fluid and dynamic lines using the Ghost drawing. (I still recommend you guys to train with the guide first).

If you have any question, please leave a comment below. I could include it in the video tutorials. See you !

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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

  • Akshay Patil

    Reply Reply March 1, 2018

    I did practice according to your product design sketching techniques, and guess what, I can see the improvement in my product drawing, this website help me to improve my sketching, thanks a lot, and do post article on how to start with intuos draw tablet TIA

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