How to draw C-Curves? | TIP 95

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!

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 : )



    Reply Reply October 13, 2016

    Sir, where is the ‘S-curve’ tutorial ?

  • rajas

    Reply Reply August 3, 2015

    really cool
    learned a lot

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