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People Drawing People!

Posted by Koosje Koene in sketchbook on March 27, 2019

Drawing People!


In the Sketchbook Skool community, many people have expressed how much they struggle drawing people. Getting someone’s likeness when drawing a portrait, establishing proportions, capturing movement, posture, and understanding perspective and foreshortening. It is a lot to tackle, that’s for sure. And we can study theory in books, drawing stick men for proportions, learn about the bone structure underneath the skin…. but when you’re actually drawing from observation, it comes to trusting your eyes and drawing what you see, not what you know. And there is no one way of approaching the subject. Every artist develops their own way – with a lot of practice. So for Sketchbook Skool’s Kourse People Drawing People, Danny and I have gathered a bunch of experts so we can all watch very closely how they do it in model-drawing demos. And then learn to do it ourselves.

This Kourse is like no other workshop, book or course I’ve ever come across, and it really explains the many ways there are to drawing people! It’s more instructional than previous Sketchbook Skool Kourses. But it still has the Sketchbook Skool style. When we’re holding your hand, you can’t draw with it – we want to empower you to feel more confident with your pen in hand!


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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.