In this Facebook Live chat, Koosje Koene, Sketchbook Skool’s co-founder, tells you more about Imagining, our new five-week kourse in learning to draw from your imagination.

Why draw from your mind? Why not just keep drawing from observation? A few reasons—one of them pretty profound.

Drawing from observation can be a challenge, until you get used to it. Then it’s just a matter of finding a subject. After doing this for a while, though, it’s easy to get caught up in perfectionism. Oh, the mug doesn’t look perfect, or the drawing doesn’t look like this person exactly. You can also get caught in a rut, drawing the same things the same ways over and over, resulting in boredom and burnout. (Fact: Nobody wants that.)

A great way to shake up this perfectionism is by drawing from imagination. But how, exactly, do you do that? If you can draw anything, what do you draw? And does it have to look like a “real” whatever it is?

In Imagining, you’ll learn how to draw from imagination. One of the best reasons to learn how to use your imagination as creative inspiration is because it’s so freeing: You’ll discover that perfectionism isn’t a requirement in drawing—or life in general. When you draw from imagination, anything goes. This can have a profound effect on the development of your personal drawing style, as well as being a huge relief. Imagine: No more perfectionism! Wow.

Click here to join us for Imagining.

This is a Warthen, a combination of warthog and hen, drawn from imagination by Stefan Bucher. Stefan is one of the teachers in our new kourse, Imagining. Anyone who can imagine a warthen, and draw one this beautifully, can teach you how to draw from your mind.

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