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October 30, 2015
InkTober is Over…Time to Give Thanks!
Featured image by Fakulty member, Lapin This past month, we wrote about two sketch challenges; Inktober and Giving Thanks. Since our Canadian friends celebrated their Thanksgiving in October, we thought it was only fair to get the “giving thanks” ball rolling. Now that October is on its way out, we can ALL focus on what we’re thankful for! …Read more »
October 25, 2015
Happy Birthday Picasso!
Featured image: Still Life with Cake by Picasso Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881. To celebrate his birthday, here are 5 of our favorite quotes by him! The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. If you know exactly what you’re going to do, what’s the good of doing it. Inspiration exists, but it has to find you at …Read more »
October 23, 2015
Fakulty Friday: Roundup
Featured image by Veronica Lawlor Our Fakulty have been busy these past few months, whether it be teaching, interviewing, or doing what they do best: drawing! Check out some news below for what some of our beloved instructors have been up to recently. Roz was interviewed for Outdoor Painter about Urban Sketching and animals. Jason Das followed a …Read more »
October 21, 2015
Our Community Draws: Inktober!
Featured image by Lee Solock Earlier this month, we wrote about Inktober, the world-wide movement that encourages folks to sketch something daily during the month of October. Since then, we have seen some pretty spectacular drawings! Check out what our community has been up to this month… How’s your Inktober going? Don’t worry if you’ve fallen …Read more »
October 16, 2015
Fakulty Friday: Sneak Peek at Sabine Wisman
At Sketchbook Skool, we’re busy crafting a new kourse for 2016. We are so excited about the fakulty for this upcoming kourse that we want to share some tidbits about each of them in the coming weeks on the blog. Today, we introduce Sabine Wisman and give you a glimpse at what Koosje was up to while filming her in the Netherlands. Sabine is an …Read more »
October 14, 2015
Sketch Challenge: Giving Thanks
It’s almost time to give thanks! Are you up for a Sketch Challenge? In Canada, Thanksgiving happened on October 12 and in the US, we wait till November 26. But no matter where you are there’s good reason to give thanks for something. Let’s celebrate your creativity! Here’s your assignment for the following weeks: Share a drawing and add some …Read more »
October 9, 2015
Inktober! Are You In?
Featured image by Sketchbook Skool student and Inktober participant Ellen Etzler Have you noticed a flurry of pen and ink drawings on social media this month? It’s Inktober! In case you aren’t already taking that pen and sketchbook out everyday, this month gives you a perfect excuse to ink something every single day for the month of October. …Read more »
October 7, 2015
Tips! 50 Themes to Brighten Up Your Sketchbook
Featured image by Liz Steel Do you find yourself constantly asking, “What should I draw?” If you sometimes skip drawing because you dread having to choose a worthy subject, themes might be the solution for you. Even if your main sketchbook doesn’t follow a theme, keeping one or two on the side that stick to a theme could give you a break from …Read more »
September 25, 2015
Fakulty Friday: Jean-Christophe on Beginning
Featured image by Jean-Christophe Defline in response to the question, “What does Beginning mean to you?” We don’t often publish long form writing here on the blog as it takes away from our time spent drawing. However, this little bit was a nice stroll (or bike ride…) down memory lane so we decided to share it. To wrap up our month of exploring …Read more »
September 23, 2015
Little by Little: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone
Featured image by student Nathalie Renotte We can say it a hundred different ways and our Fakulty can encourage you until they run out of ink, but it’s especially inspiring when one of our own students steps out of her comfort zone and shares exactly how she did it. In the drawing above, Nathalie tackled a few things she had been working on (or …Read more »
September 18, 2015
Our Community Draws: Reflections on Beginning
Featured image by Lesley Bergen Now that the SkoolHouse is starting to buzz with activity again, we are introducing all of our courses to more new students. Each month, we will focus on a different course and issue a sketch challenge to celebrate what our students in that particular course in the past have done as well as show the newbies what’s …Read more »
September 11, 2015
Sketchbook Skool: On-Demand!
Featured image by student Alice Schlein Whether it’s the next season of House of Cards or takeout food from the neighborhood Thai restaurant, having to wait is never fun. We look to Netflix for our favorite films and shows whenever we want them and we turn to GrubHub or a local delivery guy when we want our favorite meal but are too lazy to leave …Read more »