Free Drawing Class

Learn the basics of seeing and drawing like an artist, so you can draw what you want!
Thursdays at noon CDT / 10am PST / 1pm EST

FREE

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Here’s the first drawing lesson. If you like it, sign up at the button above to get the invitation to the next one.

Downloads & stuff

Duck photo from 9/3/2020

 

Pelican photo from live painting demo on 5/23/2020 download

Pelican photo from Sketchbook Drawing with Jessie 5/21/2020 download

American Coot photo from Sketchbook Drawing with Jessie 6/4/2020 download

Sketchbook Rules”

Dog eye photo from 8/27/2020

 

 

 

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Sketchbook Drawing with Jessie

 

Price: Free drawing class

Thursdays @ 12 noon, central time

Learn sketchbook skills from start to end. Use a sketchbook as a quick way to relax and re-focus your mind. You will improve your drawing and painting skills and learn about your personal artistic style along the way.

Come back every Thursday for live drawing and painting lessons using a variety of materials, and inspiration and ideas about what to draw and paint. Ask questions and hear your answers live!

 

Class Supplies

You do not need any new supplies. You can come with some scratch paper and a yellow pencil! Or hunt through your pencil drawers for a variety of pencils and pens. The softer pencils I use: Staedtler Mars Lumograph Art Drawing Pencils, 12 Pack Graphite Pencils in Metal Case, Break-Resistant Bonded Lead, 100 G12

If you do want a new sketch book and drawing tools, you can pick up a good sketch book from your local art store, craft store, or super store. Make sure if you want to take it on the trail, it’s easy to carry! I like to have one small drawing sketchbook with a couple hundred pages, which frees me to feel good about experimenting – and a separate sketchbook with thicker paper that I can use for my slow charcoal sketches and watercolor sketches. One of the sketchbooks I like (in 5×8″ size) Canson ONE Art Book Paper Pad, Smudge Resistant Sketch Book Paper Pad, Hardbound, 67 Pound, 5.5 x 8.5 Inch, 100 Sheets

You’ll also want a ziplock bag or stiff pencil carrier, a couple pencils and pens, and a good eraser. The erasers I use: 2 X PRISMACOLOR DESIGN Eraser, 1224 Kneaded Rubber Eraser Large, Grey (70531) I love having an assortment of pencils: BH (that’s a #2 pencil in America) as well as a B2 and a B4, and nice charcoal. You can get a little set with an assortment.

 

I’ll stick to pencils during Thursday classes (for now, at least), but if you will want to add color to your sketchbook on your own, you can get colored fine tip pens / watercolor pencils and a paintbrush and water bottle / or a small portable watercolor set (plus brush and water). For watercolors, splurge on a set for artists if that’s in your budget.

As I mentioned, you don’t need to do shopping for this class. But if you want to, and you don’t have an art store or a store with a nice art section, Utrecht is where I purchase most of my art supplies.

 

Pencil Drawing Supplies

#2 regular pencil

The softer pencils I use: Staedtler Mars Lumograph Art Drawing Pencils, 12 Pack Graphite Pencils in Metal Case, Break-Resistant Bonded Lead, 100 G12
short: https://amzn.to/36nUZZX

The erasers I use: 2 X PRISMACOLOR DESIGN Eraser, 1224 Kneaded Rubber Eraser Large, Grey (70531)
short: https://amzn.to/2Ztvg0B

One of the sketchbooks I like (in 5×8″ size) Canson ONE Art Book Paper Pad, Smudge Resistant Sketch Book Paper Pad, Hardbound, 67 Pound, 5.5 x 8.5 Inch, 100 Sheets
short: https://amzn.to/3gfoO3y

 

Charcoal Drawing Supplies

The charcoal I use: Nitram Fine Art Charcoal B 5pc
short https://amzn.to/2ARjiUl

Kneeded eraser: Large Kneaded Eraser (2 Eraser Pack)
https://amzn.to/2MfE16Z

Spray fix, so your drawing doesn’t rub off: Krylon K01306 Workable Fixatif Spray Clear, 11-Ounce Aerosol,Matte
https://amzn.to/2LZGn9I

Newsprint for quick sketches in charcoal:Staedtler Mars Lumograph Art Drawing Pencils, 12 Pack Graphite Pencils in Metal Case, Break-Resistant Bonded Lead, 100 G12
short: https://amzn.to/2zfWj58

Grey charcoal paper:Strathmore 412-111 400 Series Toned Gray Sketch Pad, 11″x14″ Wire Bound, 24 Sheets
https://amzn.to/3eem3xw

Nice drawing paper for finished drawings in charcoal: Strathmore 300 Series Charcoal Pad, White, 9″x12″ Wire Bound, 32 Sheets
short:https://amzn.to/36mzKro

 

Oil Painting Supplies

Nice starter set, with small tubes but enough paint for you to figure out what you want going forward

https://amzn.to/2ZvmvTO

Winsor & Newton Winton Oil Colour Paint Basic Set, Ten 21ml Tubes

 

OR

This is the sizes and colors I buy. Good for people who paint a lot.

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Titanium White

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Cerulean Blue 

French Ultramarine

https://amzn.to/3ghjs7G

Alizarin Crimson 

https://amzn.to/2WVPuib

Cadmium Red

https://amzn.to/2TvRF9U

Cadmium Yellow

 

Convenience Colors (I only use these sometimes)

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Winsor & Newton, Yellow Ochre Artists’ Oil Colour Paint, 37ml Tube, 37-ml

 

https://amzn.to/36pu4x1

Winsor & Newton, Burnt Umber Artists’ Oil Colour Paint, 37ml Tube, 37-ml

 

 

 

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I hope you enjoy this free drawing class!

When you’re ready for the next step, check out my drawing and painting mentorships and workshops.

Check out all my video painting demonstrations youtube.

See You Thursday!