Creative Ideas To Improve Your Drawing Skills

Jane Snedden Peever, Illustrator and Digital Artist

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10 Videos (18m)
    • Intro to Creative Ideas To Improve Your Drawing Skills

      1:19
    • Get Ready To Play

      2:20
    • Shapes Within Shapes

      2:27
    • Bubbles

      2:20
    • Blossoms

      2:10
    • Loose Petals

      1:11
    • Petal Bunches

      2:54
    • Shells

      1:39
    • Spirals

      1:32
    • Final Thoughts

      0:34

About This Class

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Have you been trying to inspire yourself to draw more?  

Have you been looking for fun ways to improve your drawing skills?

Are you trying to spark your creativity? 

This class will give you inspiration in the form of simple, fun and creative exercises you can do anytime, anywhere with just a pen and paper.  I will show you 7 different ideas that will help you improve your skills and get you drawing everyday. Each lesson walks you through an exercise that will help you develop better hand and eye coordination, a steadier line, and will help you explore both positive and negative space and balance in a design.  These exercises are created so you will get different results every time you draw them and you will always be coming up with different designs. They are not only fun but when you are done they make great colouring pages.

Included are 5 worksheets to use while working through the lessons.
NOTE:  There are now 8 worksheets. I have added 3 more at your request.  There is now one worksheet for each exercise, plus the circle framework to work the exercises yourself from scratch.  

What you will need

  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Compass and or Ruler - optional

If you would like to explore more ideas to get you drawing and get that creative spark lite, try out some of my other popular classes on using shapes to create some fun designs

Basic Shapes Beautiful Designs

Creative Drawing With Simple Shapes

Grab your pen and lets get creative! 

195 of 198 students recommendSee All

This is a terrific class. Each instructional module is short and direct. The exercises given are really quite invaluable if you are learning to draw like I am. The worksheets Jane has provided will stay in my Art Binder for a long time so I can pull them out to practice and keep sharp. Take this class. You will be so glad you did, and then........Jane has a bunch more in this series! Oh Boy! Gotta go.........
Her class is very easy going and she teaches very well! Inspired me to start making zentagles =)
Karina Sayo

engineer, craftsy and artist

Lots of fun ideas.
Susan Palmquist

Freelance Writer, Author, Self Publisher

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Jane Snedden Peever

Illustrator and Digital Artist

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Illustrator and Designer - The most beautiful designs start with the simplest ideas.

Throughout my years of designing and illustration, I have experienced the greatest joy from sharing my passion for art and encouraging others to explore creativity through simple drawing and design, both by hand and digitally.

I believe the first step to accomplishing your goals and dreams is to just start.  Jump in and learn as you go.  Allow yourself to make mistakes for those are the best lessons.  Don't judge your work, just do and then do it again and do it some more.  Watch it evolve and look back with awe in how far you have come because you chose to just start!  

My goal in my classes is to break the process down into simple techniques that everyone can try and then encourage and inspire students to keep experimenting and building on the ideas they have learned in my classes.  Practice and Patience are important with art, but even more important is to Enjoy the Process!  That is what it is all about.  Do what you love and love what you do.

Remember the most beautiful and detailed designs start with the simplest ideas.

Visit me at my website and blog to see more of my creative process www.jspcreate.com

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Keep in touch with me by sharing your class inspired designs with me @jspcreate or #jspcreate.  I love seeing your creations and sharing in your daily creativity