Emily R’s Second Sketchbook

Emily R’s Second Sketchbook

Emily was a student in last years foundation drawing class for animators. I really miss having Emily in class this year. She is a massive Beatles fan with a with a great sense of humor.

His sketchbook drawing are so much fun to look at. I’ll let Emily’s work speak for itself in the video below.

Emily love your work, thanks so much for sharing!! Come back and visit on day.



Check out Emily’s Instagram. Thanks again Emily for sharing your art.


Lin’s Sketchbook

Lin’s Sketchbook

Gosh I’m really not even sure where to start with this blog post. Lin was a student enrolled in my drawing class last year at the School of Visual Arts. I guess I can start with the fact that Lin was the heart of the class. She really is the nicest person ever. Lin is the hardest working student truly devoted to improving everyday.

The cool story about Lin was that she started watching student sketchbook videos years ago when she was in Junior High. The student sketchbook videos were what inspired her to attend the School of Visual Arts.

When she arrived in class and told me her story I was blown away. Lin was pretty much the first to arrive each week which was great because we developed a friendship very early on. I really enjoyed talking with Lin about her home state of North Carolina. A place I would really like to move to in all honesty.

I must say Lin is voted most improved student no doubt. Lin arrived to class with a solid base of skill. Her skillset really took off in the Spring semester after a few frustrating classes. It was great to see Lin fight through the plateau’s every artist has to confront from time to time.

Lin continues to visit my class letting me know the scoop of what’s going on at SVA which I love. I also love to see her progression with her latest sketchbooks!



Check out Lin’s Instagram. Thanks again Lin for sharing your sketchbook.


Helen’s Sketchbook – 70’s Character – Marker – Gesture

Helen’s Sketchbook – 70’s Character – Marker – Gesture

Helen sketchbook is pretty amazing. Helen is a super quiet student who arrives to class each week ready to draw. She methodically creates very beautiful drawings time and time again. Her life drawings and sketchbook drawings are both quintessential Helen.

Lot’s of bold shapes combined with strong line. Looking through Helen’s sketchbook was a great experience. I absolutely love the twists and turns her sketchbook took me through. I trust it will take you for a twisty ride as well.

The character design towards the end of the sketchbook is pretty unique. I really loved all of the intricate details, diverse shapes and interesting costume design.

Something tells me Helen is going to move onto a great career in the arts. She has a wonderful sense of design and creativity unique to Helen.



To see more of Helen’s artwork visit https://www.instagram.com/lenmonyfresh/

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Joie’s Sketchbook – Fast Crayola

Joie’s Sketchbook – Fast Crayola

Joie is a student currently enrolled in my foundation drawing class a the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan New York. Joie is an incredibly hard working student with a ton of drive.

Joie is really into drawing fast in a very bold way. Using crayola markers and crayon’s she has the uncanny ability to create very strong looking images that pop right off of the page.

What inspires me about Joie is that even though she truly dislikes doing quote, long tedious type drawings, she understands the importance of striving to learn new techniques.

The takeaway from Joie’s sketchbook, try new things. Don’t just do the same old same old.

This is especially important as a first year student in college. It’s really important to make experimentation a big part of your sketchbook.

Thanks Joie for sharing your work!



Check out Joie’s Instagram. Thanks again Madeline for sharing your art. looking forward to the next sketchbooks.


Eclectic Sean’s Sketchbook

Eclectic Sean’s Sketchbook

Here we go again with another sketchbook video. Sean is an intense guy. His life drawings are pretty incredible. They have so much form and movement. His life drawings in his big 18 x 24 pad are even more impressive.

Sean has a definitive style. He likes to push and pull his characters exaggerating certain character traits. Sean is very creative working mainly from life as well as his imagination. It’s certainly safe to say that he hates drawing from photographs. Sean dislikes anything that involves copying. He thrives on bringing diverse characters to life all from his mind.

I love having Sean in class. He goes big with every page in his 18 x 24 pad. He draws big creating very interesting compositions through overlap. He provides the other students with lot’s a great ideas.

Plus he has a great sense of humor. I hope you enjoy his sketchbook video.

Always seek out and refine what makes your art unique. Be different and draw what you love.



Follow Sean on Instagram.