People Drawing People WK1

There is no one way of drawing people. Every one has their own style, technique and way of seeing.

I am taking an online class at the Sketchbook Skool called People Drawing People to develop my skills. After that I can think about “style”.

The five week course features seven instructors, five of the demonstrating their ways of drawing people this week.

Week 1 focused on the basics: proportions, body language and posture. I drew the same models from video as the teachers and tried to copy their various styles.

Grey and black Tombow brush pen in an Canson XL mix media sketchbook 9 by 12 in

This is my Carlos Aponte style interpretation. He looks at shapes using a fat grey marker to block out his subject then refines it with a thin black marker.

Carlos Aponte is a fashion Illustrator and teaches at NY’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Check out his visual diary on instagram and his amazing fashion style artwork, also on instagram


Color pencil and technical pen in an Canson XL mix media sketchbook 9 by 12 in

This my Felix Scheinberger style interpretation. He says details are not important and proportions are. He scribbles the shape with a light color of colored pencil and then draws his subject with a technical pen.

Felix Scheinberger is a German artist, illustrator, author and teacher. He’s written lots of best-selling books on drawing and watercoloring. Find his books and art on his website, and check out his Instagram.


HB pencil in an Canson XL mix media sketchbook 9 by 12 in

This my Jason Das style interpretation. He measures before he starts marking out the top and bottom so that he fits the entire model and starts drawing lightly in the middle with a pencil.

Jason Das is a comic book artist and teacher at The New School and the former president of the worldwide Urban Sketchers. Find out more about him on his website and follow his sketch adventures on Instagram.


Fine brush pen in an Canson XL mix media sketchbook 9 by 12 in

This is my Vin Ganapathy style interpretation. He starts with the head and uses a fine liner.

Vin Ganapathy is an Illustrator, specializing in portraits. He has a website with a lot of inspiring drawings too.


Soft brush pen in an Canson XL mix media sketchbook 9 by 12 in

This is my Koosje Korne style interpretation. She maps out top, feet and middle of the model on her page and starts her drawing with the shoulder. She draws with a soft brush pen.

Koosje Koene, co-founder of Sketchbook Skool, is an avid sketcher and hosts the weekly YouTube series Draw Tip Tuesday. See more about Koosje on her website and see what she is up to on her Instagram.


These next three are my drawings of other video models from the class.

Technical pen in an Canson XL mix media sketchbook 9 by 12 in
Technical pen in an Canson XL mix media sketchbook 9 by 12 in
Fine brush pen in an Canson XL mix media sketchbook 9 by 12 in

The other two artist teaching People Drawing People did not demo this week.

They are:

France Belleville van Stone is the author of Sketch! She also is one of the stars of the website Sktchy. Check out her website and follow her on Instagram.

Danny Gregory is the author of a lot of best-selling books on creativity and drawing and he is also one of the co-founders of Sketchbook Skool. You can learn more about his work at dannygregory.com and dannygregorysblog.com.

Published by rtsallie

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