Drawing nice curves are essential for a dynamic sketch.
90% of the time I use 2 types of curves:

  • The C-Curve
  • The S-Curve

Whenever I need to draw a complex curve, I split it in multiply small curves to draw. I often apply the ghost drawing before drawing the curves.

The key is in the simplification. You can see below my sketch is composed of a series of lines, C and S curve all assembled each other to produce this shoe drawing!

This technique doesn’t apply only to shoe designs but on any products.

Drawing a sneaker using only C and S curves


Many beginners are scared at drawing curves. I will show you some sketching techniques and exercises on how to practice the C-curves.

Let me know your feedback.
If you have any questions, you can ask me in the comment box.

See you for the Next Tip of the day!

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

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