Sketchbook Stories Episode 14 - Landscape Tonal Studies
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Sketchbook Stories Episode 14 - Landscape Tonal Studies

In this episode I am opening up the pages of a recent pith sketchbook where I have been sketching the landscape using a quick tonal study. As well as showing the page I will show you how to create ...
Sketchbook Stories Episode 13 - Blind Contour Drawing Faces
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Sketchbook Stories Episode 13 - Blind Contour Drawing Faces

This sketchbook page shows the wonderful technique of blind contour drawing and how we can use this to sketch faces. So fun for loosening up and building confidence in pencil. Oh and it's quick too!
Sketchbook Stories Episode 12 - Sketching Landscapes like Cezanne
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Sketchbook Stories Episode 12 - Sketching Landscapes like Cezanne

This A4 sketchbook page shows a colourful landscape sketch done in water-soluble crayons, inspired by an oil painting by Paul Cezanne. This video details the exact processes and materials used as w...
Sketchbook Stories Episode 11 - The Isle of Wight in Pencil
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Sketchbook Stories Episode 11 - The Isle of Wight in Pencil

Welcome to episode 11 of Sketchbook Stories, with me, Susan Yeates. This sketchbook page shows a collection of loose pencil sketches done in my daily sketchbook whilst on the Isle of Wight. As well...
Sketchbook Stories Episode 10 - Travel Sketchbook Tips
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Sketchbook Stories Episode 10 - Travel Sketchbook Tips

Welcome to episode 10 of Sketchbook Stories. This sketchbook page shows a landscape sketch done in pencil and watercolour whilst travelling in Spain in a small A6 portable sketchbook. As well as e...
Sketchbook Tour: My 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge 2018 Sketchbook
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Sketchbook Tour: My 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge 2018 Sketchbook

In this video I show you inside the pages of my very first 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge Sketchbook. All these sketches were completed between 01-30 Jan 2018.
Sketchbook Stories Episode 9 - Fishy Sketches in Pencil
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Sketchbook Stories Episode 9 - Fishy Sketches in Pencil

Welcome to episode nine of Sketchbook Stories. Today I am going to show you a sketchbook from 2017 that shows my pencil sketches of fishes. These sketches were the initial designs for my fish lino...
Sketchbook Warm-Up: Pasta Shape Doodles
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Sketchbook Warm-Up: Pasta Shape Doodles

Sketchbook warm-ups are designed to be quick exercises to get you in the zone when you open your sketchbooks for the first time on a particular day. This exercise involves doodling pasta shapes usi...
Sketchbook Stories Episode 8 - A Sketch of Gran Canaria
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Sketchbook Stories Episode 8 - A Sketch of Gran Canaria

Welcome to episode eight of Sketchbook Stories. This sketchbook page shows a landscape sketch done in pastel pencils whilst on a trip to Gran Canaria. As well as explaining where this was created,...
Sketchbook Tour: My 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge 2019 Sketchbook
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Sketchbook Tour: My 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge 2019 Sketchbook

In this video I show you inside the pages of my second 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge Sketchbook. All these sketches were completed between 01-30 Jan 2019.
Sketchbook Stories Episode 7 - Visiting the Picasso Museum
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Sketchbook Stories Episode 7 - Visiting the Picasso Museum

Welcome to episode seven of Sketchbook Stories. Today I am going to show you a collection of pages from over 20 years ago when I was a student at art college. We went on a trip to Barcelona and vis...
Sketchbook Warm-Up - Coloured Pencil Play
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Sketchbook Warm-Up - Coloured Pencil Play

In this video I will talk you through a simple way to get familiar with your coloured pencils. This helps you to warm-up and get ready for more detailed work.
The 7 Day Sketchbook Challenge 2023
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The 7 Day Sketchbook Challenge 2023

Welcome to the 7-Day Sketchbook Challenge! 7 days, 7 prompts, 7 sketches. Watch the vidoes here to follow along with the challenge in your own time!
Sketchbook Stories Episode 6 - A Collection of Pencil Sketches
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Sketchbook Stories Episode 6 - A Collection of Pencil Sketches

Welcome to episode six of Sketchbook Stories. Today I am going to show you a page from a recent sketchbook that has a number of pencil sketches on it. These were created at different times and both...
Sketchbook Tour: My 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge 2020 Sketchbook
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Sketchbook Tour: My 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge 2020 Sketchbook

In this video I show you inside the pages of my 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge Sketchbook from Jan 2020. All these sketches were completed between 01-30 Jan 2020, in a landscape format hardback sketch...
Join me for a 7-Day Sketchbook Challenge (22nd - 28th May 2023)
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Join me for a 7-Day Sketchbook Challenge (22nd - 28th May 2023)

Join me for the 7-Day Sketchbook Challenge 2023. This challenge runs live from Monday 22nd - Sunday 28th May 2023, but you can take part any time! Each day for 7 days in a row I will share with yo...
Sketchbook Stories Episode 5 - Star Wars Sketches (May 4th be with you)
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Sketchbook Stories Episode 5 - Star Wars Sketches (May 4th be with you)

May 4th be with you! Now I will let you into a little secret - I am a huge fan of Star Wars. And in this sketchbook I had a play with sketching in pencil some of the iconic helmet shapes (and BB8...
Sketching Tutorial: Brush Pen Circle Patterns
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Sketching Tutorial: Brush Pen Circle Patterns

In this simple sketching tutorial you will learn how to have fun with a brush pen and make circular mandala patterns. The tutorial shows you all the fun marks you can make with a pen and then how t...
Sketchbook Stories Episode 4 - Playing with Watercolor to Sketch Water!
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Sketchbook Stories Episode 4 - Playing with Watercolor to Sketch Water!

Welcome to episode four of Sketchbook Stories. In this series I will open up the pages of my personal sketchbooks and tell you the stories behind the sketches. I will also show you how the sketche...
Sketchbook Tour: My 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge 2021 Sketchbook
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Sketchbook Tour: My 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge 2021 Sketchbook

In this video I show you inside the pages of my 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge Sketchbook from Jan 2021. All these sketches were completed between 01-30 Jan 2021, in a small hardback sketchbook. Each...
Sketchbook Stories Episode 3 - How to Draw Mushrooms Using Fine Liner Pen
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Sketchbook Stories Episode 3 - How to Draw Mushrooms Using Fine Liner Pen

Welcome to episode three of Sketchbook Stories. Today we are looking at a few pages of mushroom sketches completed a while ago in fine-liner pen and Inktense pencils. This video includes a demonstr...
Sketching Tutorial: Draw a Cup in the Continuous Line Style
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Sketching Tutorial: Draw a Cup in the Continuous Line Style

In this video, I show you how to create a continuous line drawing using a fountain pen. The subject matter is a simple cup. This is a super-fun activity for filling your sketchbook... I even have a...
Sketching Tutorial: Draw a Cup in the Continuous Line Style
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Sketching Tutorial: Draw a Cup in the Continuous Line Style

In this video, I show you how to create a continuous line drawing using a fountain pen. The subject matter is a simple cup.
Sketchbook Stories Episode 2 - A Page of Pens and Scribbles
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Sketchbook Stories Episode 2 - A Page of Pens and Scribbles

A huge welcome the second episode of a NEW video series on YouTube called Sketchbook Stories. In this series I am going to open up the pages of my own sketchbooks to show you what’s inside – the go...
Sketchbook Tour: My 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge 2022 Sketchbook
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Sketchbook Tour: My 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge 2022 Sketchbook

In this video I show you inside the pages of my 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge Sketchbook from Jan 2022. All these sketches were completed between 01-30 Jan 2022, in a small moleskin sketchbook.
Sketchbook Stories Episode 1: A New Forest Sketching Study
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Sketchbook Stories Episode 1: A New Forest Sketching Study

A huge welcome the first episode of a NEW video series on YouTube called Sketchbook Stories. In this series I am going to open up the pages of my own sketchbooks to show you what’s inside – the go...
Sketchbook Tour: A Continuous Line Sketchbook (2023)
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Sketchbook Tour: A Continuous Line Sketchbook (2023)

In this video I show you inside the pages of my 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge Sketchbook from 2023.
Take a Look Inside the Sketchbook Challenge 2023
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Take a Look Inside the Sketchbook Challenge 2023

Take a look Inside the full version of the 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge. We have had so much fun so far with our panel sessions, sketch-alongs, sketching tutorials, warm-up exercises and daily promp...
Sketchbook Tour: My Daily Moleskin Sketchbook (2021-2022)
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Sketchbook Tour: My Daily Moleskin Sketchbook (2021-2022)

Take a look through the pages of one of my daily sketchbooks. This one was used from Autumn 2021 to Winter 2022 and shows a mixture of pencil sketches, paint and sketching demonstrations from the ...
Can You Throw Away Old Sketchbooks? A Creative Mindset Discussion
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Can You Throw Away Old Sketchbooks? A Creative Mindset Discussion

This week is an interesting discussion all about throwing away old sketchbooks. This is an exercise in letting go of perfectionism. Can you throw away some old sketches or sketchbooks? It can be a...
Sketching Tutorial: Try Out Your Fine Liner Pens!
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Sketching Tutorial: Try Out Your Fine Liner Pens!

In this week's sketching tutorial we experiment with fine liner pens and I show you a handy exercise for getting to know them better. Perfect if you are new to pen and ink drawing and sketching. Th...
Sketchbook Tour: My Daily Moleskin Sketchbook (2021-2022)
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Sketchbook Tour: My Daily Moleskin Sketchbook (2021-2022)

In this week's YouTube video I am going to show you inside one of my daily moleskin sketchbooks. These are the sketchbooks I use most regularly and carry around with me everywhere that I go. This s...
Exploring Pencil in your Sketchbook: Exploring Tonal values
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Exploring Pencil in your Sketchbook: Exploring Tonal values

In this handy sketchbook tutorial, Susan explores how you can create different values of tone using a single pencil. This is perfect as a way to understand how to depict light and dark in a sketch...
Exploring Pencils in Your Sketchbook: 3 Ways to Hold a Pencil
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Exploring Pencils in Your Sketchbook: 3 Ways to Hold a Pencil

Want better results with your pencil sketching? Find out three different ways to hold your pencil for awesome (and varied) results.
An Introduction to Gel (Gelli) Plate Printing with Susan Yeates
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An Introduction to Gel (Gelli) Plate Printing with Susan Yeates

This video is a 10 minute introduction to the art of Gelli plate printing. Susan shows you what a gel plate is and how to ink and print using a variety of textures. Gel plate printing can be used t...
Exploring Pencils in Your Sketchbook: About Hard and Soft Pencils
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Exploring Pencils in Your Sketchbook: About Hard and Soft Pencils

In this video I recap and explain about what the H and B stand for on a pencil. This is known as the hardness and softness scale. This is super-helpful to know if you are using pencil as a sketchin...
Exploring Pencils in Your Sketchbook? Why Hard Pencil
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Exploring Pencils in Your Sketchbook? Why Hard Pencil

Why would I use a hard pencil in my sketchbook? This is the question I discuss in this handy video that is part of a special YouTube series all about sketching using pencil.
Exploring Pencil in Your Sketchbook: Mechanical vs Real Pencil
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Exploring Pencil in Your Sketchbook: Mechanical vs Real Pencil

In this video we are going to compare mechanical pencil to 'real' pencils. This is part of a series on my YouTube channel all about exploring pencils in your sketchbook.
Create Your Own Portable Sketching Pack
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Create Your Own Portable Sketching Pack

In this video Susan shows you what is included in her own portable sketching pack! The absolute essentials and the optional extras for a regular sketching habit.
Fingerprint Rainbow Cards - Craft for Kids
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Fingerprint Rainbow Cards - Craft for Kids

Join artist Susan Yeates and Ariana (aged 5) as we take you through a fun craft activity that is fun for all ages. This time we are exploring rainbows and fingerprinting... we play with some paint ...
Sketchbook Tour: Concertina Sketchbook of Continuous Cups
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Sketchbook Tour: Concertina Sketchbook of Continuous Cups

In this video I show you around a special concertina format sketchbook. This sketchbook is filled with sketches made in the continuous line technique of a bunch of my coffee cups.
Leaf Printing Wall Art - Craft for Kids
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Leaf Printing Wall Art - Craft for Kids

In this fun art and craft video for families and kids, watch along as Susan and Ariana (aged 5) try out some leaf printing! Once you have seen the video, you can make your own unique wall art.
Beautiful Beans - Craft For Kids
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Beautiful Beans - Craft For Kids

Join artist Susan Yeates and Ariana (aged 5) as we take you through a fun craft activity that is fun for all ages. This time we are creating unique pictures by sticking dried beans down using glue....
Sketchbook Tutorial - One-Point Perspective Inside a Room
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Sketchbook Tutorial - One-Point Perspective Inside a Room

In this tutorial we are going to look at 1-point perspective but look at drawing inside a building... Watch the video to find out more and to see the demo with Susan.
Craft for Kids is Back this Summer - NEW YouTube Series Starts 01.08.22
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Craft for Kids is Back this Summer - NEW YouTube Series Starts 01.08.22

I am so excited to announce the launch of a **NEW** summer YouTube series running throughout August on my YouTube channel... Craft for Kids is back! What started as a fun project for myself and my...
Sketchbook Warm-Up - Mindful Circles
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Sketchbook Warm-Up - Mindful Circles

This exercise is a wonderful sketchbook warm-up and forms one of many tutorials that are part of my book: Sketchbook Challenge: 100 Prompts for Daily Drawing.
Watch the Highlights from the HobbyMaker TV show!
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Watch the Highlights from the HobbyMaker TV show!

As you may well know I was live on HobbyMaker TV on Sunday 3rd July launching Sketchbook Challenge: 100 Prompts for Daily Drawing.  The two hour-long shows were a great success and I felt very sup...
Sketchbook Tutorial: Layered Colour Play
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Sketchbook Tutorial: Layered Colour Play

Today we are looking at creating a colourful page in our sketchbooks - playing with layering up different media on top of each other. This is a great chance to experiment with mixed-media. This tut...