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Guest Blog: I Thought I Couldn’t Draw


This guest blog post is by Amanda Rentschler, Sketchbook Skool’s new Associate Dean of Students. It’s a powerful testament to anyone who thinks they “can’t draw.”

I am a dancer. I went to art school to learn how to move, and I danced professionally. Pursuing performing arts surrounded me with all kinds of artists, many of them visual. From painters specializing in realism or abstract, to stage makeup artists, I have been intimate with visual art. Yet I maintained the belief that visual art wasn’t my talent.

Enter Sketchbook Skool. I joined the team about a month ago and have been clicking through amazing fakulty art and inspiring shares from our community. I’ve watched the klass videos and hesitantly worked through the kourse How to Draw Without Talent while laughing at myself the whole time.

Then, a few nights ago, I was up late putting some videos on the SBS YouTube channel when I decided to try Sketchbook Skool co-founder Koosje Koene’s latest Draw Tip Tuesday on colored pencils. I didn’t try to achieve any goal; I did it just for fun. I was curious about what would happen if I simply tried to follow her directions one step at a time.

Suddenly, on my page, there was an apple!

I started to compare it to Koosje’s apple, but before I had the chance to dissect it into horrible pieces, my husband came in and said, “Cool! Draw another one!” So I did. And I can tell you, TWO apples are definitely better than one. If you don’t like the first drawing, draw again. And again.

I’m shocked and proud, and now I can’t wait to see what else I can draw!

Think you “can’t draw”? Take a few lessons and amaze yourself. You’ll find the klass that’s right for you on our kourses page.

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