drawing from imagination

Study Hall: The Hidden Benefits of Drawing from Imagination


Drawing from real-life gives you a model, something to follow closely and expand on if you want to. Creating a sketch from a memory depends entirely on your imagination. That’s what Mattias Adolfsson teaches in this week of the Sketchbook Skool kourse. Sketchbook Skool co-founders Danny Gregory and Koosje Koene gave it a try.

If you’ve seen Mattias’s work, you know how fantastical his imagination, and drawings, can be. In fact, he rarely draws from real life! It’s a great challenge for anyone who loves drawing to set aside real models and be given complete creative license to make something completely new, completely yours.

Benefits of Drawing from Imagination

Drawing from memory and imagination gives you a chance to really stretch your creativity. This is more than just a fun exercise that helps you become a better artist. Drawing from memory can bring back details you’d forgotten a long time ago, as you’ll see Danny and Koosje experienced. Drawing from imagination can also lead to better creative thinking and more developed problem-solving skills in other areas. Learning how to draw has benefits that enhance our lives in many different ways.

We can teach you how to draw from real life, memory, and beyond. And you can start today! Check out our klasses here.

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