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Find your style

How to Find Your Art Style: 14 Rules to Guide You

You’ve heard artists talk about finding their art style, but what exactly is a signature style and how do you go about finding yours? Everyone has slightly different ideas about what an art style is. In its simplest form, it’s the recognizable way that you paint or draw — a way that tells the viewers […]

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What is Gouache and How Does it Work?

Gouache painting by August Wren In preparation for our live gouache workshop on April 4, Koosje shares her knowledge on the medium, how to use it, and why artists love it. What is gouache?Gouache (pronounced goo-ash) is a French word that originates from the Italian “guazzo,” which literally means “water color.”It is a type of […]

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A Drawing A Day: November 2019 Drawing Word Prompt List

Here are the November prompts for A Drawing A Day. A daily drawing practice can unlock your creativity and help you let go of judgement about your sketching. Join us and commit to these drawing prompts for November. Be sure to share your daily drawings on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest with the hashtag #sbsadrawingaday […]

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Day of the Dead Celebration

Partying Sketchbook Skool Style For me as a European, the Day of the Dead sounds kind of exotic. When we were planning a party, themed Day Of The Dead, for Sketchkon last year, I had only a vague idea of what it was. Very timely, Netflix added the movie *Coco*. I watched it as soon […]

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Fakulty Spotlight: Swasky

Fakulty Spotlight: Swasky

Swasky is a fakulty member in Colored Pencils: Sharpen Your Skills and lives in Barcelona. Q: Swasky, How did your creative journey start? A: Since I was a child I have been drawing and creating. When I was in high school, I decided to study Fine Arts and during those years I learnt a lot. […]

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Fakulty Spotlight: Katya Tikhova

This week, we are featuring a fakulty member in the Sketchbook Skool spotlight… Katya Tikhova is a Russian-born illustrator living in the Netherlands who just joined our fakulty as part of the upcoming kourse, Colored Pencils: Sharpen Your Skills Q: Katya, How did your creative journey start? A: Two years ago, I worked as a […]

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People Drawing People

Interview: Behind-the-scenes of People Drawing People

We asked the fakulty members of People Drawing People to tell us one thing that surprised them the most about filming this kourse. Here’s what they said: Jason Das: “What I loved most was the opportunity to narrate (hopefully some good pointers amongst my ramblings!) while having my sketching filmed so cleanly and knowing that […]

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Draw Tip Tuesday: Test your tools

In this week’s Draw Tip Tuesday, Koosje Koene, co-founder of Sketchbook Skool helps you tackle the blank page. Fear of the blank page is a known issue for many. Here’s a fun and simple way to start a sketchbook and tackle the blank page. It’s also a great way to get to know your art […]

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art for all: Podcast 15: The Story of Sketchbook Skool

Five years ago, Koosje Koene and I started on an epic adventure to create a new creative business. For this episode of the art for all podcast, we sat down to discuss all that has happened, all we have learned, and all we hope to do with Sketchbook Skool. We were joined by our Dean […]

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Draw Tip Tuesday: Watercolor: Making swatches

In this week’s Draw Tip Tuesday, Koosje Koene, co-founder of Sketchbook Skool, helps you break in a new sketchbook and watercolor palette with watercolor swatches! That first page of your sketchbook and brand new watercolor palette might feel intimidating. Make a page of watercolor swatches! It’s a great way to get to know your tools, […]

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