All of Sketchbook Skool‘s kourses focus on trying new things, and that means occasionally taking risks. Even our beginner’s kourses encourage students to face the fear of simply picking up a pen and getting a drawing down on paper.
But once that first step is taken, and the thrill of drawing sets in, you can’t stop. Many Sketchbook Skool Students have learned to step out of their comfort zones and tried new things—like sketching in public. By being brave and mustering up the courage to just go out and do it, many discovered the joy of drawing on location, or Urban Sketching.
One of the aspects of Urban Sketching they soon discover is drawing people, which can be kind of intimidating. Liz Steel, one of the teachers in our new kourse Urban Sketching, admitted that for a long time she wouldn’t even put people in her drawings!
She’s since gotten over that fear, and so can you. We encouraged students to ask themselves: What’s the worst that could happen? Even if your sketch people look more like stick figures, you’ve done it. You’ve conquered another fear!
Practice is the key to learning how to draw people, as you’ll see from the Sketchbook Tour video through Sketchbook Skool fakulty member Lynne Chapman‘s sketchbook, above. Sketchbook Skool students have discovered lots of fun places to draw the people around them.
Drawing people is just one part of what you’ll learn in our next kourse. It’s five weeks of wonderful lessons about learning how to draw what’s in front of you, buildings and houses and trees and flowers and street scenes and cars and, yes, people! Click here for more on Urban Sketching!