Susan Yeates


Kickstart or develop your own daily sketching habit with 100 simple and thought-provoking prompts from the creator of the 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge.

Sketchbook Challenge: 100 Prompts for Everyday Drawing is my new book published with Search Press in July 2022. Signed copies are available now for pre-order via my shop!

I will also be on tour throughout 2022 for book signings, interviews and demonstrations - details at the bottom of this page!


See me LIVE on HobbyMaker TV

I will be officially launching and celebrating the book Sketchbook Challenge: 100 Prompts for Daily Drawing on HobbyMaker TV- a UK shopping channel this Sunday 3rd Julyat 1pm and 3pm.

They have kindly allowed me two separate hours (yes, TWO HOURS!!) to talk about how the book came about and demo some of the tutorials and exercises contained within.

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Inside Sketchbook Challenge The Book

Take a look inside this 160-page book packed full of sketching inspiration. There is a video tour below.

You can PRE-ORDER a signed copy of the book here:

Kickstart or develop your own daily sketching habit with 100 simple and thought-provoking prompts from the creator of the 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge.

The huge range of prompts includes found objects such as leaves, clocks, buttons and jewellery, along with more subjective suggestions such as 'something that smells good' and 'items in your pocket', to encourage you to sketch everyday items you may not have considered before.

All of the challenges are suitable for beginners and teaches the principles of drawing and art, with the aim of encouraging people to relax, have fun, and get creative!

Get your copy of the book here

Let's Sketch Together!

At the start of the book I provide an introduction explaining why I have written the book, how to use it, and the benefits and reasons for cultivating a daily sketching habit. There is also a simple chapter on tools and materials, followed by a consideration of mindset and creativity when approaching the 100 prompts.

Also included are some warm-up exercises to help awaken the creative brain and inspire you to think more broadly about the prompts provided.

Order your copy of Sketchbook Challenge here

100 Sketching Prompts

The book contains over 100 sketching prompts providing you with simple and approachable subject matter for your sketchbooks.

You will NEVER be stuck again for what to draw!

Hi, I'm Susan!

I am an artist, author, podcast host and TEDx speaker.

I cannot wait to show you my new book, Sketchbook Challenge and get you excited about sketching again!

This book has been a labour of love, created over the course of two years in collaboration with my puboisher Search Press.

After starting the annual 30-Day Sketchbook Challenge five years ago with the aim of kick-starting my own sketching habit, I have been on a mission to encourange everyone and anyone to pick up a pencil and get sketching. This book is just another step in that journey and pulls together many of my thoughts on sketching and ways to make drawing approachable, easy and most of all fun.

I live and work in Woking in Surrey, UK, and continue to teach sketching through online courses, a monthly Sketching Membership called Inspire my YouTube Channel and now this book.

I hope you enjoy it... and accept the challenge to get sketching!

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Let's look inside some of my sketchbooks...

The book contains over 250 unique sketches that have been extracted from my personal collection of sketchbooks from the past five years. In the video below I show you through two sketchbooks in particular that were created especially for the book in responses to the prompts.

The Book Tour 2022-2023

As we launch this new book, the team at Search Press and here at 'Team Susan' are putting together a book tour.

I will be visiting various locations in the UK for book signings, sketching demonstrations, workshops and interviews.

Here is a list of the events currently scheduled. Click the individual links to find out more.

Patchings Festival - 14th July 2022

I will be joining the team at Search Press for a demonstration at the Patchigs Art Festival on Thursday 14th July at 2pm.

In this hour long talk I will be showing the book as well as explaining some of the fun sketchbook warm-ups that are contained with in the book.

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Book Launch @ Fired Frog, Woking - 4th Sept 2022

I'll be holding a special sketching workshop and book launch event in my own local area at Fired Frog Pottery Cafe on Sunday 4th September 2022.

At 3pm we will be holding a special sketching workshop (sketchbooks included) and at 4pm onwards a book signing and some bubbles (yes, prosecco will be cosumed as we celebrate the book!)

More details coming soon

I'm available for book signings and workshops

If you would like me to join you at your venue for a book signing, sketching demonstration, podcast interview, online interview or live workshop, send an email we can book you in.

Click here to access the media pack for Sketchbook Challenge The Book

See you soon!