stuck for sketchbook ideas?

Free resources to get you started

getting started doesn’t have to break the bank

Dust off those empty sketchbooks and pick up a pencil…

I’m on a mission to get absolutely everybody sketching more. 

So let’s start here together. Whether you want to watch a free video tutorial, read about how to start a daily sketching habit or take a look through some of the pages of my own sketchbooks for inspiration, on this page you will find a selection of resources to get you started.

FREE sketching resources to get you started

free sketchbook challenge

10-Day exploring pencils challenge

Join me LIVE from 01-10 June 2024

If you’re struggling with finding time to sketch or feeling a little frustrated with your pencil sketching, then join this special 10 Day Sketchbook Challenge with me to dive deep into how to use pencils in a variety of different ways. 

During this unique 10 Day Sketchbook Challenge, I will share with you 10 separate video tutorials exploring pencils in different ways. All you need is 10 mins per day (for 10 days in a row), a sketchbook and a small selection of pencils from hard to soft.

Free ebook

How to build a daily sketching habit

A free guide for all levels of sketchers

Get ready to rediscover your creative mojo! Develop a daily sketchbook practice using this FREE 16-page ebook.

Packed with mindset advice, practical tips and exercises to assist you with falling in love with your sketchbooks again. Dust off those sketchbooks, download the guide and let's get sketching.

free mini-course

get sketching

5 days of simple sketchbook exercises

Kickstart your creativity for FREE. Treat your sketchbook to 5 days of play with fun exercises and prompts designed to flex your creative muscles. This short video-course is the prefect place to get sketching again and boost your creativity over a 5-day period.

Each day you will receive a brand new creative sketchbook exercise that will help to unleash your creativity... plus a little smattering of inspiration and ideas as well.

Free ebook (and worksheets)

Boost your creativity

Learn how to love a more creative life

This 18-page ebook shows you 6 ways to boost your creativity on a regular basis. It introduces activities that help you to live a more creative life, get you out of artistic blocks and helps to increase your artistic output. Perfect for anyone with creative hobbies, for professionals such as artists, designers and illustrators, or anyone that is currently stuck in a rut and needs a little creative joy!

GET SKETCH-INSPO, DRAWING TIPS, TRICKS, AND TUTORIALS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX EVERY SINGLE MONTH - FOR FREE! 

Trust me; your sketchbook will thank you.

free sketching videos

after some more sketchbook inspo?

Look no further! Browse my Vlog for behind-the-scenes access to my sketchbooks, a sneaky peek inside my home studio, and more tutorials than you can shake a sharpened pencil at.

latest videos on the vlog

Sketchbook Stories Episode 17 - Playing with paint pens
Sketchbook Stories

Sketchbook Stories Episode 17 - Playing with paint pens

Welcome to episode 17 of Sketchbook Stories. In this episode I am playing with paint pens, doodling freely and explaining how I keep these easy art materials around to sketch whenever I wish.
Sketchbook Stories Episode 16 - Doodle Forests
Sketchbook Stories

Sketchbook Stories Episode 16 - Doodle Forests

Welcome to episode 16 of Sketchbook Stories. In this episode I am displaying my little doodle forest sketches. Follow me as I sketch a quick example of the framed forests too!
Sketchbook Stories Episode 15 - Shadow Sketching
Sketchbook Stories

Sketchbook Stories Episode 15 - Shadow Sketching

Welcome to episode 15 of Sketchbook Stories, with me, Susan Yeates. In this episode I am showing my shadow sketchbook art, along with a quick demonstration so you can have a go at creating with me!

portfolio

browse my sketchbooks

Take a look inside my own sketchbook pages for inspiration

There is nothing better than browsing through the pages of other people's sketchbooks to gain inspiration for your own doodles and drawings.

So come on it - take a look at what I personally get up to. From landscapes to the everyday objects, from being inspired by people and other works of art... there's a whole mixed bag of mess and marks to see!

want to learn linocut?

free printmaking resources

Get started with linocut and fabric printing from home using these few FREE goodies to get going..

linocut materials list

This FREE 13-page e-book is the complete guide to my favourite tools and materials for linoprinting at home. By the end of this guide you will be confident in the essential tools you need to get started (such as inks, paper, lino and cutting tools) and where to get them.

Linocut: A studio tour

This FREE mini course is an open invite for you to join me here in my home studio for a tour of this space and how I use it for linocutting. I will show you my complete set-up, from where everything is located, to which are my favourite tools and materials to my table-top layout for printing. Come on in…

fabric printing materials guide

This FREE 12-page e-book is the complete guide to my favourite tools and materials for block printing onto fabric. By the end of this guide you will be confident in the essential tools you need to get started with printing your own fabric and where to get them.