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Own it: Seeing Yourself as an Artist

Maybe you drew with everything you could get your hands on as a kid. Maybe you wrote and performed plays or sang made-up songs throughout your day. Or maybe you were the kid surrounded by cardboard and glue, swimming in a sea of …

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Tips: How to Choose Drawing Ink

In this week’s show, we continue our inquiry into ink. We ask expert Deborah Basel from Pen World International how to select the right waterproof ink to use in a fountain pen so we can safely watercolor over the lines we …

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Cows Causing Change: How Art Helps People

One of the tenets of Sketchbook Skool is art for all. We believe that art has the power to change everyone that crosses its path. Keeping a sketchbook, recording your daily life, and capturing your environment will change you and …

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5 Art Tools to Try That Can Change Your Work

If there’s one thing Sketchbook Skool students love besides drawing, it’s art supplies! For first-time sketchers, the possibilities can seem endless and a bit overwhelming. Students often ask what to buy before even starting a course at Sketchbook Skool and …

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Tips & Tools: How to Choose a Fountain Pen

In this week’s show, we ask expert Deborah Basel from Pen World International how to select an affordable fountain pen to draw with in our sketchbooks. Do you use fountain pens? If so, what are your favorite kinds?

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Free gift! 50 tips on drawing people

We all want to be able to draw people. To capture their moods and movements, their characters and shapes. But drawing people can be quite a challenge — that’s why it’s so much fun to do! The teachers of Sketchbook …

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Making Time: Tackling Barriers to Creative Habits

Countless things throughout the day can find their way between us and the pages of our sketchbooks. A stressful job, chronic pain issues, health limitations, or other challenges can cause a lack of physical or mental energy to motivate yourself to create a habit of …

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Can Your Art Help Others?

In this week’s show, we ask Texan/South African author and artist Trevor Romain to share how he uses his art to help children in need around the world.

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Drawing and Meditation

Many Sketchbook Skool students report that drawing helps them to calm their minds and slow down – much as meditation can. In a recent discussion, they shared the following resources to find the link between these two brain-healthy practices: 1.“Drawing …