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Study Hall: Drawing from Memory

Posted by Koosje Koene in Uncategorized on February 22, 2017

Have you ever been eager to do homework?

At the beginning of this month, in Sketchbook Skool, the kourse called ‘Polishing’ started. I love this kourse for its variety of approaches towards polishing up your skills, getting new ideas and getting out of the comfort zone. While during ‘my week’ last week, I taught about drawing from life, using negative spaces to capture perspective and proportions, this week Mattias Adolfsson is on the other side of the spectrum and shows us how you can use imagination and memories to fill your sketchbook pages with.

As co-founders of Sketchbook Skool, Danny and I often alternate doing our homework for the klasses, but this week we were both eager to use what we learned from Mattias, so we Skyped to share our stories, childhood photos, and the art we made. This is the drawing I made, surprising myself by drawing in a children’s book illustration style. In the video, I explain the story behind it.

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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.