Draw Tip Tuesday: The First Page in Your Sketchbook

What do you do with that first blank, fresh, somewhat intimidating page in a new sketchbook? Koosje Koene shows you in this week’s Draw Tip Tuesday.

Many of you have just started our new kourse, Exploring, and over the years you’ve started new klasses with us that have gotten you in a daily habit of making art. That means buying new sketchbooks—and confronting FBPS, or First Blank Page Syndrome. (Writers face it too.) That first page of a fresh sketchbook sets the tone for the whole book, you think; what do you do with it? What if you draw something and mess it up—does that mean the whole book is cursed? Should there be a theme? Ugh, so many questions!

As the co-founder of Sketchbook Skool, Koosje has started hundreds of new sketchbooks, so she’s got First Blank Page Syndrome down to a science. A really fun science. Watch this video, and you’ll never fear a fresh page again.

And if you’d like to fill that new sketchbook, there’s no better way than with a bunch of amazing art lessons. Our new kourse Exploring started this week, and you can still enroll; just click here.

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