Rough Sketches as a Finished Product

Chris V, Artist, Designer, Maker

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8 Videos (23m)
    • Intro to Rough Sketches

    • What to use

    • What to sketch

    • Sketch with Basic Shapes 1

    • Composing your sketch

    • Let's sketch

    • Adding Color (Optional)

    • Conclusion


About This Class

Ever see an ad with fun, quirky sketches instead of product photos? Did you think, how cool is that? Original artwork can be extremely engaging.  A playful approach becomes a powerful tool, when it causes you to stop and take notice.

In this class you will learn how to make quick, basic sketches like this for your business, for gifts or for yourself. You won't believe how easy it is with tools and materials you have right now!  This class is for beginning art students to experienced illustrators looking for a fresh approach.  Stay tuned and get ready to create Rough Sketches as a Finished Product.  ; )

49 of 56 students recommendSee All

I love that you taught HOW to draw, very helpful! You have such an encouraging approach...very inspiring!
Jen Dwyer

Crafter and owner of Teal & Finch

I love the shape analysis it makes it easier to grasp.
Laura Whittington

Knitwear Designer, Crafter, Textile artist

for those of us who are perfectionists and worry about the sketch not looking perfectly like the item you're sketching - this is a must see video... thanks for the looseness and the ease you just put your mark on the page.





Chris V

Artist, Designer, Maker

I have been creating ever since I can remember. It just brings me joy to capture the beauty I see in the world, and translate it into something I've made with my own two hands. I believe there is an artist in just about everyone. If you're aching to create, then you are probably an artist and don't know it.  Many think that if they cannot produce a work of art that is understood by others that it just doesn't qualify as art.

I think differently! I believe there are as many expressions as there are people on the planet.  Many celebrated artists from the past were never recognized for their amazing talent during their lives including Picasso, the Impressionists and many, many others. Thank goodness these amazing people kept on creating anyway and have inspired us all.

Maybe there's a great artist inside of you, just waiting to get out. Many have been pleasantly surprised when they dared to look beneath the surface and see their work from another angle.

Join me in a series of adventures as I walk you through different "art forms."  I have never limited myself to a sketch pad or a canvas when creating, as I have enjoyed photography, sculpting, designing fashion, crocheting, embroidering and many others.

My newest endveaver is designing and crafting jewelry from an artist's perspective.  I was recently a featured artist at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas for one year where I was invited to create a jewelry pop up store to display my unique style and branding.  I also have an artist shop on Etsy that I am currently building, that will be featuring original seasonal sketches, portraits, fashion, abstract, quotes and custom work.  

It's my pleasure to take you inside my studio to share my process with you. I hope you have as much fun as I do! 

Please check out my website and Twitter (links above).  You can also find me on Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr as @cdesignjewelry & on Instagram [email protected]