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Draw Tip Tuesday: How to Use Gouache and Ink

Gouache and ink: sketchbook art heaven! At least, when you know how to use them together, as Koosje Koene shows you in this week’s Draw Tip Tuesday. What is gouache? A special type of watercolor paint that goes on the …

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How to Rock Your Sketchbook.

If you’ve been drawing for a while, you know you need fresh inspiration all the time. That’s what helps your art and style evolve. But where can you find new influences? Hit the streets with Brian Butler. Sketchbook Skool co-founder …

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Sketchbook Skool Bulletin Board

It’s been an exciting week here at Sketchbook Skool, and in the beautiful world of sketchbook art. Here are just a few things our fakulty and students have been up to. Lynne Chapman and Koosje Koene did Facebook live fakulty …

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Study Hall: Continual Line Drawing with Watercolor

Want to take an art lesson in Holland today? Come to Sketchbook Skool’s Amsterdam campus and learn about continual line with watercolor in this Sketchbook Skool Study Hall.  This week in our Seeing klass, Brenda Swenson teaches a lesson in continual line—drawing an object …

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A Perfect Travel Watercolor Palette

Here’s a fun problem: You’re going on a trip, whether just for the day or for a long holiday vacation, and you’re trying to figure out which of your art supplies to bring (after all, you do have to make …

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Draw Tip Tuesday: How to Use White Ink

In last week’s Draw Tip Tuesday, Sketchbook Skool co-founder Koosje Koene taught you how to use India ink. This week, she takes you in the opposite direction with white ink. Used in combination with a grey or tan-toned paper, white …

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Teacher Spotlight: Meet Lynne Chapman

Could we jump up and down any higher about Lynne Chapman teaching in our next kourse, Exploring? You’re probably jumping as high as we are. For those of you who haven’t met Lynne yet, she’s a superstar in the Urban …

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Study Hall: What is Visual Journaling?

Today’s Sketchbook Skool Study Hall shows you a bold way to put your emotions on a sketchbook page: visual journaling. This week in our Polishing kourse, Juliana Coles taught her unique way of journaling—getting to the heart of your feelings through …

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Study Hall: Drawing Self-Portraits

This week, we’re all about selfies—not the kind you take with a camera (with or without duck face), but the kind you draw. There are so many different ways to draw self-portraits that the same person can look different every …