Sketchbook Skool fakulty member Jean-Christophe Defline drew this view of his drawing space.

Here’s a look at the cool art things Sketchbook Skool teachers and students are talking about this week that are giving us big doses of creative juice.

Are you loving Abstract, the new Netflix series on art and design, as much as we are? It’s inspiring to see how much sketchbooks figure into things like car design, photography, and even sneaker designs. (If you liked the episode on graphic design, where famed designer Paula Scher speaks so poetically of lettering, check out our kourse Creative Lettering with Andrea Joseph.)

SBS fakulty member Liz Steel and urban sketcher Marc Taro Holmes launched #OneWeek100People2017, a drawing challenge that had students madly sketching people live, on TV, at home, and wherever they could to reach 100 in a week’s time. You can see the amazing results on our Facebook pages by entering the hashtag. Missed the challenge? You can do it on your own, making it a personal challenge. Or join Sketchbook Skool’s A Drawing a Day Challenge. You can find the daily prompts for March on Facebook here.

Like dip pens, but don’t like the mess? Check out this great tip from Andrew Tan, aka Drewscape.

Speaking of which, we’re all addicted to art supplies and love hearing about new tools, but have you ever tried painting with an eel? Artist, author, and naturalist James Prosek does in this behind-the-scenes look at a PBS Nature program he hosted. (It’s a lot more beautiful than it sounds, but if eels aren’t your thing, you can always watch Sketchbook Skool fakulty member Koosje Koene paint a herring—with a regular brush—in this Study Hall video.)

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