Sketchbook to Style Boot Camp is a 15 module digital course that walks you through exactly how to begin your sketchbook practice, commit to a creative habit, and use that sketchbook to unleash your inner artist.
"I’m actually enjoying the sharing because the feedback is helping me see my style."
"I forget that with drawing the possibilities are endless. There are no restrictions. Thank you for the amazing workshop assignments so far. I’m finding my style and enjoying myself while pushing myself not to give up."
"I just realized I'm few assignments away fom completion. This has been an amazing journey."
"I had a lot of fun doing these! And thank you for all the wonderful feedback on our progress. This group is very encouraging and positive. It's making me want to do more daring sketches and I'm finding this all kind of therapeutic."
There are countless “How to Draw” classes and videos on the internet. What I’m teaching in this course is something deeper—something that pushes the boundaries of artmaking. If those other How-To classes are like learning to play technically-correct, traditional, Classical music—this class is like learning to play Jazz.
It’s about self-expression, individuality, improvisation and above all, style.
This class is not about perspective, tone, shading, lighting, or color theory. I’m not going to show you how to draw a circle. I’m going to guide you down the path so you can find how you draw a circle.
I don’t want to teach you my style, I want to teach you to find your style.
This course guides you through every part of the sketchbook journey step-by-step: experimenting with tools, conquering the blank page, paying attention, looking inside, developing a habit, doing the work, drawing from daily life, and how to keep up this creative habit for life.
Are you one of those folks who say you can't draw? Well guess what—I believe everyone can draw! And learning to draw in your own style is sometimes even easier for people who haven't spent years trying to "learn" how to draw the "right" way. We'll also go over some basic drawing tips and techniques.
"...my hand fell into an enjoyable flow of its own, before my brain could get a chance to say, 'What the hey?!'"
“Milestone! Today I sat down to draw, in pen, without caring about the outcome. I was at peace and felt like whatever would be would be. These [drawings] were not for one of the assignments, but ARE a result of doing the course! :) ”
"I’m also super excited and relieved I’ve found Might Could Studios. Christine’s work is inspirational. Her lessons are thoughtfully written to help artists along with their own journey to where that might be. She's super sweet, personable, human, and just a joy to work with and I’m so glad she is part of my life and my journey."
"I found Christine while googling cool sketchbook illustrations and the rest is history. Never had a sketch book embarrassing enough and now that has changed."
"Since starting with book camp with Christine... you can clearly see where I begin to totally loosen up and scribble. It is liberating."
"It wasn’t until Christine have I found more confidence in myself."
"I don't ever want it to end."
Sketchbooks let you tap into your instincts, drop your worries, and inject a playful enjoyment into the act of drawing.
It’s about getting out of a final artwork, all planned out, perfection expectation frame of mind. We will fill our sketchbooks with new ideas, old memories, people we love, things we love, our daily life, and imagination.
Our sketchbooks will be a visual representation of our minds and hearts and our Self. It will be a means to an end (the joy creativity brings us) and a source for new ideas and projects.
It will be the key to developing your style of drawing, and learning how to draw like you. Once you really commit to your sketchbook practice, and follow through...
Need some accountability, inspiration, and motivation? When you enroll in this course, you'll receive an invitation to Might Could Studiomates, our creative community of artists supporting each other on our artistic journeys. Talk with other like-minded students at all different stages of the sketchbook to style process, sharing assignments, sketchbook pages, problems, and successes! And I'll be in there sharing all my assignments and chatting around as well!
Might Could Studiomates is a space for like-minded artists to come together where we can access premium educational content, but also access each other. It's a space for artist-to-artist conversations and student-led events, challenges, and groups.
Enrolled students will have private student-only groups to share and discuss drawing assignments and course-specific topics, as well as extracurriculars like the book club, studio playlist, drawing challenges, open chat rooms, spaces to share work, live events, and more.
Membership is usually $10/mo, but when you enroll in Sketchbook to Style Boot Camp, you get a 1-year membership for FREE!
This course is is taught with an upbeat, love-to-draw, fun, positive attitude. But! I'm also not afraid to give it to you straight, pull you up off that wallowing couch, and push you towards your drawing desk to get busy and do the work!
Though I've taken collegiate-level art and drawing courses before, I had a really tough time being proud of my every-day drawings before finding Christine's classes. I can truly say she has been an integral part of finding my confidence as an artist so far.
I have been drawing every day!! I know for a fact that what I've learned in just the first 5 sections of this bootcamp is what has given me the confidence to take on a daily challenge like this. Before I would have spent hours agonizing over the look of each of these guys, now they just seem to flow. <3 <3
I was never able to keep a sketchbook until following Christine either, that white-page fear is real!
"Wow, this has been quite a ride... the first tracing felt like it'll take me ages... by the third one, the big-picture process became the exciting part, planning out where to draw the lines from, what order to take etc. Now it's 4:39 AM -- I better call it a night!"
Hallo! I’m Christine, an artist and writer. I make books and comics, write essays on creativity, and draw a whoooole lot.
I’ve taught over 55,000 aspiring and established artists, helping them learn new skills, grow more confident, and develop their unique artistic styles. I’ve been drawing for over 20 years and have been drawing as my full-time career for over 6 years.
My core belief is that art is good and we should all make more of it. I want to encourage you to make more art, and help you find the way YOU want to make it.
A potentially embarrassing (for me) insider look into all my sketchbooks, from 2006 until 2017. Most of these pages haven't been seen by anyone and you'll get a first hand deep look into how my style has progressed and grown through my sketchbooks over the past 11 years! This is something personal and special that I've never shared anywhere else before.
This exclusive sneak peek video is yours free as part of this limited-time special offer to enroll in Sketchbook to Style Boot Camp (the video is already uploaded to your account and you will see it when you login after you enroll).
"[This drawing was] done whilst resisting the temptation to control everything. When I switch my brain off and let myself just draw, I am frequently struck by how differently my head would have done the same job."
"OK, Christine Nishiyama, I think that you have already proven to me that I DON'T need to sketch everything in pencil first and that just going for it with a non-erasable pen is also wild fun.”
It's refreshing to make mistakes and then think: 'Ok, whatever, that's funny' instead of taking it all too seriously. Thankyou again, Christine Nishiyama!
"Having a blast with these! Resisting the urge to research and plan everything out is hard for me but it has definitely led to some happy accidents that teach me more about myself!”
Will this course show me how to make money as an artist? No. This course is about finding your artistic style, and does not go into the strategies of making money from art.
Do I need special tools or materials for this course? You’ll need a sketchbook and a few pens, pencils, and markers. There’s a full list included in the course, but nothing expensive is required, and you probably already have some of them! A sketchbook is about experimenting, so we actually do best with cheap tools so we aren’t afraid to use them up!
Do you offer a refund or guarantee? Yes! If, within 30 days, you are unsatisfied with the course, you can have a full refund. I do ask that you complete the entire course and most of the assignments before you make a decision though! It’s a process!
When does the course begin and end? The course is a completely self-paced online course—you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course? You have lifetime access to everything, including all the videos, downloads, and bonuses!
Do I get access all at once or do I have to wait? You get access to everything the moment you enroll!
What is Might Could Studiomates? Might Could Studiomates is a space for like-minded artists to come together where we can access premium educational content, but also access each other. It's a space for artist-to-artist conversations and student-led events, challenges, and groups. Enrolled students will have private student-only groups to discuss assignments and course-specific topics, as well as extracurriculars like the book club, studio playlist, drawing challenges, open chat rooms, spaces to share work, live events, and more.
Do I need any software for this class? What if I want to draw digitally? This class is all analog! I highly encourage everyone to drawing in our sketchbooks, and not digitally. With that said, some students have chosen to complete the course with their iPad Pro, and have been successful. I now have a few instructions for those who choose to draw digitally for this course. You just have to work a little harder to restrict yourself. ;) You may want a camera and computer to take photos and share your sketchbook pages in Might Could Studiomates, but that’s not required!
I’ve been drawing a long time, and consider myself a skilled artist. Is this class for me? I believe artists and their styles are always growing and changing, and can always benefit from experimenting and playing in a sketchbook. This course shows you how to implement a sketchbook practice, which I think is super valuable no matter where you are in your artistic journey. And if you already sketchbook regularly, I still think you’d benefit from going through all the drawing assignments, hearing new creative perspectives, and sharing your work with the community!
How much time do I need for this course? There are a total of about 2.5 hours of video and 60+ assignments. The pace you complete the course is totally up to you! I recommend drawing every day during the course: watching one video and completing that videos assignment(s). If you watched one video + completed that video’s assignments each day from the day you enrolled, you would be finished in 38 days. But that might be rushing a bit! Plus, you’d still have all the bonuses too!
What does the inside of this course look like? The course is housed inside Might Could Studiomates, a platform which is simple but robust, well-organized, and easy to navigate. There's even an app (for iOS and Android) so you can access it all on the go! Each module is broken up into sections, with videos to correspond with the drawing assignments. Within the course is a private group for students to share their work, connect, and chat!
I have another question, who should I ask? You can email me (Christine!) directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
How much is Sketchbook to Style? You could try to figure it out on your own, spending hundreds of hours watching YouTube videos and small courses, floundering around.
You could go to art school, spending four years and +$168,000.
You could keep drawing on your own for 20+ years, just making slow progress.
OR you could save yourself years of frustration and thousands of dollars and enroll in the entire Sketchbook to Style Boot Camp guided system and get full access today for just $297 or twelve monthly payments of $27!
Sketchbook to Style Boot Camp comes with a 30-day 100% money back guarantee. This is the biggest course I've ever made, and I take a lot of pride in the quality of my courses and I stand behind the concepts I teach. This process worked for me, and if you put in the time and effort, I have the utmost confidence it will work for you too.
If, within 30 days, you are unhappy for whatever reason just email me and you will receive a full refund. I stand behind Sketchbook to Style 100%.
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