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Study Hall: Drawing An Experience

Posted by Koosje Koene in Draw Tip, sketchbook on September 27, 2017

This week in Sketchbook Skool’s Kourse ‘Imagining’, Dutch illustrator Marloes de Vries takes us to Rotterdam. She shares personal stories as well as a lot of creative wisdom, and she gives us, the students, a good chunk of homework for the week.

One of the homework assignments is to draw an experience. You’ll be surprised how fun it is (and not as hard as you may think), to create a comic. As long as you keep it simple, use stick figures as a basis to create your character, and delve from daily life.

Here’s a video I made while doing my Sketchbook Skool homework:

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Koosje Koene

Hi I'm Koosje. I'm an illustrator and art teacher in Amsterdam, where I was born and raised. I went to school to study graphic design, then worked for ten years as an award-winning professional photographer. But eventually my love of drawing and painting took over and I became an illustrator. My illustrations have been published in many Dutch magazines and in 2011, I began blogging and started developing and teaching online art classes. In 2014 I founded Sketchbook Skool, which is a flourishing community of artists from around the world of all skill levels.