Draw It Like It’s Hot!


Let’s make some yummy art!

It’s been a while since I illustrated a recipe.
Any food related drawings I did lately, were a few ‘What I Ate Today’ pages in my sketchbook and breakfast drawings

About time to start a new project.

About time to pick a favourite recipe and start listing its ingredients and thinking of clever solutions to explain the instructions in images as much as possible. The fun challenge to me, always is to use as little text as possible.

Creativity is solving problems.

How to solve a ‘problem’ or quest is a fun process, and the reward is not so much in the end result, but it’s in the little ‘aha’ moments you have during the process. When I hear myself mutter ‘oh I’m so clever’, I know I’m on the right path.

So let’s start another yummy project!

I’ll be working on an illustrated recipe and will share my progress soon. If you like, you can join me! This week, my online workshop ‘Draw It Like It’s Hot!’ has a 20% discount! So even if you don’t have time right now to join me, you can enroll now for $79 and then take the lessons whenever suits your schedule. Because you’ll have lifetime access to the material.
Let’s start food doodling (foodling!) and I’ll guide you through the steps of completing a design and create an illustrated recipe.

You’ll love it. Click here to join me in Draw It Like It’s Hot!

Doing My Homework: Making A Map!

I have been looking forward to this week

Last Monday, the new Sketchbook Skool Kourse ‘Let’s Make A Map!‘ started, and Map making expert Nate Padavick has been showing us many ways to illustrate a map, and he’s given us lots of ideas of what to make a map about. 

Even when I started filming my process for this project, I wasn’t quite sure what my map was going to be about. And I had no idea what it would look like either. Illustrating a map is quite a process from brainstorming, to problem solving, to coming up with clever ways to make your drawing comprehensive… all that, and more. I’m glad I filmed it all, and I hope you enjoy watching my idea grow and develop!

I am very pleased with how my map turned out – and honestly, a little surprised too

I didn’t think it would all work out so well, stealing an idea and taking it in the pirate map direction. With a map monster even!  I’ll be posting this in the Klassroom gallery on the Sketchbook Skool Course platform, and I’ll submit it to TheyDrawAndTravel.

Would you like to try and illustrate a map too? You can still sign up for Nate’s Kourse ‘Let’s Make A Map’ for $29 on SketchbookSkool.com

But what IS it?

It’s been over three years ago since Danny and I founded Sketchbook Skool.

Right from the beginning, we’re always working on Sketchbook Skool to grow the community of artists from around the world. We’re finding ways to engage with our students, as well as engaging with people who aren’t students yet but might be interested to take one of our online art classes. We do that by sharing tips and stories and other fun stuff. We’re always looking for ways to improve the technology of our online school and community. And above all, we are always looking for new inspiration to bring to Skool.

It’s amazing to see people from all over the globe connect, and encourage each other. It’s fantastic how teachers in fakulty share their experiences, welcome us into their studios and show their ways of making art.

But How does it work?

You might think: “yeah, you’re always talking about this Sketchbook Skool of yours, but I don’t really GET it. What IS this thing?
Instead of me trying to explain it in words, here’s a video that explains it all in less than 2 minutes.

Watching this video makes me so happy! If this video makes you itch to create something – THIS is where you should go and sign up !

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My name is Koosje Koene. I am an illustrator, art teacher and online entrepreneur.
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