Category Archives for Drawing Tutorial Videos

Live Gouache Workshop: Interview with August Wren

This week, Danny interviewed NY-based illustrator and author August Wren (Jennifer Orkin Lewis) about her upcoming workshop with Sketchbook Skool, Gouache Portraits from Photos. Watch the video above to learn more about the workshop.August also answered a few questions below about her creative process, her favorite subjects, and how she’s continuing to make art while […]

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Draw Tip Tuesday: Fun Trick with Fountain Pens

Working with a fountain pen is great because of the juicy flow of ink, but also because of its surprisingly versatile character. You can put more or less pressure on the stroke to get different lines, and most fun of all—you can TURN your nib for a cool effect. Check out the demonstration above to […]

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how to come up with drawing ideas

Draw Tip Tuesday: How To Come Up With Drawing Ideas

In this week’s Draw Tip Tuesday, Koosje Koene, co-founder of Sketchbook Skool shares some tips for coming up with ideas. When your idea-pot is drained and you’re staring at a blank page without any idea of what to draw, use some of these tips to inspire you! Share your drawings created with this tip on […]

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Draw Tip Tuesday: Big Shape First, Details Later

In this week’s Draw Tip Tuesday, Koosje Koene, co-founder of Sketchbook Skool practices drawing the big shape first and the details later. If the details of a drawing usually overwhelm you, give this tip a try! Share your drawings created with this tip on social media using the hashtag #DTTInAction Don’t miss a tip! Sign […]

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Draw Tip Tuesday: How To Add Drop Shadows to Your Drawings

In this week’s Draw Tip Tuesday, Koosje Koene, co-founder of Sketchbook Skool reminds you about drop shadows. Does it ever seem like your drawings are floating in space? You’ve added shading to your object, but it still doesn’t feel like it’s part of the scene. Don’t forget the drop shadow! Adding the drop shadow can […]

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Draw Tip Tuesday: Urban Sketching – A Secret Tool

In this week’s Draw Tip Tuesday, Koosje Koene, co-founder of Sketchbook Skool shares a tip she learned from Liz Steel. We love tricks that make sketching on-location easier, more practical, and more fun! Share your drawings created with this tip on social media using the hashtag #DTTInAction

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Draw Tip Tuesday: One Color, Many Shades

In this week’s Draw Tip Tuesday, Koosje Koene, co-founder of Sketchbook Skool uses one single color and plays with its many different shades to paint a painting. This can be fun to try when you’re drawing on location and only have a few supplies. All you need is a pen with waterproof ink, a brush […]

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how to create a daily art habit

Draw Tip Tuesday: How To Create A Daily Art Habit

In this week’s Draw Tip Tuesday, Koosje Koene, co-founder of Sketchbook Skool breaks down a scene into manageable peaces in frames! Do you ever have periods of time where you just aren’t making art? Your supplies go untouched, you don’t feel inspired, and you aren’t creating? This week, Koosje gives some advice and encouragement to […]

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framing you story sketch

Draw Tip Tuesday: Framing your story

In this week’s Draw Tip Tuesday, Koosje Koene, co-founder of Sketchbook Skool breaks down a scene into manageable peaces in frames! Here’s a fun idea for a page in your sketchbook. Instead of focusing on capturing one big scene, try creating frames on your page and filling each frame with smaller details of the things […]

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how to handle bleed throughs

Draw Tip Tuesday: How to Handle Bleed Throughs

In this week’s Draw Tip Tuesday, Koosje Koene, co-founder of Sketchbook Skool gives you some fun ideas to handle bleed throughs. Bleed throughs can be seen as a curse or a blessing! Have fun this week using your bleed through pages as a background for your next sketch. Fun ways to handle bleed throughs Share […]

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