In the end of this very special year 2020 I’m very excited to announce you that I finally have an online drawing and painting class ! It’s on the Skillshare platform here !
Skillshare is a great platform where you pay a monthly fee and you access to more then 2000 creative classes as much as you want! You can even take my class just as a one week try out and if you’re not happy you don’t pay and you stop your trial membership 🙂
The content of my class is based on what I teach in my last live workshops: Drawing Made Easy: Observational Drawing and Watercolor Exercises for Everyone
It’ll give you an intuitive method to look at you want to draw and hopefully make drawing and painting more fun. At least that’s what it did for me!
Why stress over what/how to sketch? Relax! Look at the scene in a creative and intuitive way, find your unique ‘handdrawing’ and JUST DRAW IT!
We may feel uncomfortable with our sketching skills or overwhelmed by the environment. We wonder if we really have “the gift” to draw well. Such pressure to perform may even take away the joy of sketching. Inspired by Betty Edwards’ method “drawing from the right side of the brain”, I developed some urbansketching exercises, to make drawing more accessible and to take away the fear of making a “bad” drawing. Let’s make our sketching more fluid, satisfying and joyful! It focuses on paying more attention and looking differently at a subject, and trusting what you see and put that onto the paper. Drawing that way will give more pleasure in observation sketching.
This class takes away the fear of making a bad drawing, takes away the fear of not having talent. It makes learning to sketch more fun without studying perspective rules. After this class you can draw anything you want!
- How to get into your emotional and creative right side of your brain
- 5 important perceptual skills
- How to get lively lines and textures
- How to add simple but rich watercolor washes
This is a class for all skill levels, either total beginner, or experienced artists wanting to get a new point of view and some new techniques.
You will complete 2 urban sketches with watercolor as your final project
I will guide you step by step through
- The “looking” exercise
- The construction of the line work
- With simple tips we’ll bring life and volume in the drawing
- And with lively washes we’ll add texture and happy colors
After that you can apply these simple steps to anything you want
I hope you enjoy it!
It’s my first online class so I was quite stressed… Please give me feedback so I can improve myself! 🙂
Click here to go to the class and give it a try ! You can take 2 weeks try out for free and so if you’re not happy you don’t pay 😉
I rushed right over to Skillshare and was third to sign up for the class. I love your YouTube. I started watching the Covid series, but have backed up to catch them all now. Thank you for all you do.
Oh thank you so much dear Brenda ! Enjoy the sketching and don’t hesitate to give feedback and suggestions for my next class if there are things you want to know more about that are missing in this class ❓♥️
I watched your Skillshare class and am now very excited to try the different techniques you talked about. What you have shared in the class is very unique. I wish someone taught me how to draw and paint urban scenes, as you’ve done, a year ago when I began painting in watercolor. I have signed up for your newsletter and YouTube channel. May I request that you do a class on painting Japanese urban and nature scenes?
Ohh thank you so much for your generous feedback!!
That makes me really happy!
Yes that’s a great suggestion for a new class!
I’ll work on a watercolor class this month! And when I’ll be allowed to travel again to Japan (I have a flight for April but due to Covid we’re not sure we’ll be allowed to travel) I will make new video’s there for a new class. In the meantime I have to make the video’s in Brussels…
Will you post your work in the class project on Skillshare? I’m very curious to see what you made.
may I also ask you to leave a review on Skill share? That’s very important for the visibility of my course 🙂
thank you so much!
Love and have a beautiful and healthy new year!