Digital Drawing Workout: The Art of Subtraction Free class


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7 Videos (32m)
    • Introduction

    • Assignment

    • Approaching Digital Drawing

    • Brushes and Tools

    • The Art of Subtraction

    • The Art of Experimentation

    • Your Turn!


About This Class

Get inspired with celebrated visual artist Shantell Martin! This short class goes behind-the-scenes in her NYC studio to share the ways digital drawing can push your creativity.

Watch as she plays with layers, subtraction, shapes, and more — then create drawings of your own. Throughout the class, Shantell uses her favorite drawing app, Paper by FiftyThree, but you're welcome to use any drawing app you'd like.

Digital tools and apps can spark inspiration for projects both in the digital world and beyond. Artists, creators, makers, and everyone looking to kickstart their creativity will love this creative workout. No experience needed — just grab your pens and let it happen!


FiftyThree builds mobile creation tools that help users to sketch, write, draw, outline, and color on the iPad.

Eager for more? You can also check out Shantell's first Skillshare class, Drawing on Everything: Discovering Your Creative Voice.

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I love Shantell's style so much . . . she's my dream big-sister-encourager-art-drawing buddy ever!
Gail Wyman

Graphic Designer, Maker, Artist-in-Training

Shantell is extremely creative and it is inspiring to see how she expresses herself and how that varies.
Amazing class! The instructor, Shantell Martin, brings a breath of fresh air to the creative process. Making it accessible to all, whether you have artistic experience or are new to it. She also explains some basic digital art concepts, leaving you motivated to grab your sketchpad or iPad right away.






Visual Artist

The work of Shantell Martin is a meditation of lines; a language of characters, creatures and messages that invite her viewers to share a role in her creative process. Part autobiographical, and part dreamlike whimsy, Martin has created her own world that bridges fine art, commercial and the everyday experience — conversations, objects and places.