top of page

SKETCHING ESSENTIALS

Unlock the secrets to sketching, so you can draw anything with confidence.

Picture this....png
Untitled design (1).gif

SCENARIO #1

You find the *most inspiring reference* and sit down to draw it.

 

You have confidence starting, you get into the flow, and you work through the piece, almost like working on a puzzle.

 

You’re in the zone, relaxed, and having FUN creating your piece.

 

Challenges arise and you know exactly what to do. ☺️

drawing-class
how-to-draw_.png

SCENARIO #2

You gather your art tools and sit down to draw and...

 

You don’t even know where to start.

 

You make your best attempt though.

 

Only to realize halfway through, that everything is in the wrong place and your lines look choppy and disjointed.

 

So you abandon the piece (or worse, rip it all up) and leave your drawing feeling frustrated and discouraged. 😣

If scenario #2 sounds more like you, I get it!

I'VE GOT THE RIPPED-UP DRAWINGS TO PROVE IT. 😳

It's a tough place to be as an art lover.

Raise your hand if you're done with...

👋 Fearing the blank page

👋 Struggling while creating and not enjoying the process

👋 Making art that you want to hide away in a drawer *forever*

 — GOOD NEWS —

You can learn how to draw.

And guess what? — you don't need talent! :)

drawing-class-how-to-draw
arrow_edited.png

I PRESENT TO YOU

Sketching Essentials:

BECOME A CONFIDENT ARTIST

drawing-class-online-art-courses-for-adults

Reach your artistic potential and gain confidence

in your drawing skills, once and for all. 

This isn't going to be a

boring drawing course 😩

It's more like a friendly guide to help you sharpen your sketching skills, so that you can draw any subject matter with confidence.

 

This course will help you master the art of sketching, express yourself creatively & achieve remarkable results.

how-to-draw-.png

Take my student's word for it!

Untitled_Artwork.gif

HERE'S WHAT VICTOR HAD TO SAY ABOUT ONE OF MY COURSES:

2.png

"I started from barely being able to draw anything,

to now being able to draw whatever I want."

*to be chanted*
GO VICTOR! GO VICTOR!

You can learn how to draw.png

A study conducted in New Zealand found that engaging in creative activities, such as painting or drawing can lead to increased positive emotions and overall well-being. Those who engage in creative activities report feeling happier and more fulfilled in their daily lives compared to those who don’t.

IT'S SIMPLE:

 CREATIVITY = HAPPINESS 

However, when you’re banging your head against the wall with a lack of skill, this can be tough to believe… 


But if you dedicate time to advancing your drawing skills, creativity absolutely equals happiness and is so worth the time invested.

Transform how you *see* so you can draw from

ANY photo reference presented to you...

Paper Texture

Here's what's inside:

— SEE WHAT'S UNDER THE HOOD —

Before you put down money, I want you to know exactly what you're getting. Here's a look at the resources & lessons you'll receive after investing in Sketching Essentials.

8 MODULES

70+ WORKSHEETS

80 REFERENCES

Here's a peek at the modules:

MODULE 1 - PENCIL MATERIALS

Ever wondered about which paper, pencils, blending tools, and erasers to use? This module has all the recs.

 

Or perhaps you're just starting and want to figure out how to use the random pencil you found in your junk drawer. This module has you covered — from what .lbs are on paper to how to hold your pencil.

MODULE 2 - LINE

In this lesson, you'll get comfortable with a crucial element of design — LINE. You'll learn how to control your line work and make beautiful, flowing lines. You'll discover how to create variety in your line work to draw your viewer into your piece.

MODULE 3 - SHAPE

In this module, you'll learn the two types of shapes you need to know and how you can simplify difficult subjects into easy-to-draw shapes. This module will teach you how to make drawing your favorite subjects less daunting. Fear of the blank page will be a thing of the past after these lessons.

MODULE 4 - FORM

Form is often an intimidating element of design, but it does not have to be. In this module, you'll learn the main must-know forms you need to understand to make great art. Then you'll discover how to draw them step by step in proper perspective. After this lesson, you'll feel confident breaking things down into forms, enabling you to bring solidity & life into any drawing or painting you make.

MODULE 5 - ANGLES

Breaking down images into simplified angles is one of those little things in art that makes SUCH. A. DIFFERENCE. This technique is so simple, and that's what makes it so easy to implement, so you can achieve better drawing results right away. In this module, you'll learn how to break down subjects into a simplified "envelope" that your subject could snuggle right into. This technique makes accuracy a breeze. If you ever struggle with running out of room on the page, this technique will make that a thing of the past.

MODULE 6 - NEGATIVE SPACE

In this module, you'll learn the secret sauce that all great artists know —and that's drawing the negative space. In this lesson, you'll discover how to see negative space and draw it, so you can place your subject on the page with accuracy and ease.

MODULE 7 - GESTURE DRAWING

Creating beautiful, lyrical drawings is possible and in this module, you'll learn how to spot rhythmic connections in your subject. You'll discover how to create flowing drawings, that convey feeling and emotion. Learning the art of gesture drawing will leave your viewers in awe of your work and in this module you'll learn how to do it.

MODULE 8 - TROUBLE SHOOTING, DEMONSTRATION & NEXT STEPS

In this module, you'll learn what to do when things go wrong. This happens to every artist, but knowing how to fix problems, with tried and true measuring tricks, will make all the difference. 

Then you'll see how I personally put all the ideas together in a sketching demonstration. You'll get to see what is happening and the thinking behind each step.

Finally, we will discuss next steps and where to venture next on your art journey.

Here's what they have to say...

100,000

I've had the privilege of teaching over 100,000 unique artists how to draw.

how-to-draw-easy
best-art-class
sketching-class
art-class

My teaching style 👇

My teaching style is organized and detailed but concise.

 

I don't like wasting my time and I definitely won't be wasting yours.

Invest in your happiness

WITH PEACE OF MIND 😊

Invest in your creativity, happiness, and skills — 100% risk-free.

 

This course will transform your art.

 

If you're not satisfied, simply reach out within 14 days of your purchase for a full refund.

 

No questions asked. ✔️

 

That's the 14-Day-Money-Back-Gabby-Guarantee.

COLLABORATIONS + PARTNERSHIPS

collabs.png
brickey-gabrielle_edited.jpg

HEY CREATIVE FRIEND!

I'm Gabrielle Brickey

PORTRAIT ARTIST & ART EDUCATOR

And I know how you feel...

I remember VIVIDLY what it felt like to struggle with art. I had all this passion in me, but no skills to help me make beautiful pieces.

Fast forward 25+ years, and I've got the essentials pretty nailed down.

My mission is to empower you as an artist to unlock your full potential, find joy in the creative process, and achieve amazing results.

 

I'm excited to serve as your guide and see you improve your skills, gain confidence, and create the art you've always dreamed of.

easy-drawing-class

$67 for better drawing (for life!)

I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent more money on a couple bags of cat food!

 

(Alright alright, I do get her the *sensitive stomach kind* but.. you get what I’m saying here! 😹)

 

Cat food is a product that's here today and gone in a couple months! 

yeah..that's my cat lol

But the skills you'll take away from this class are skills you can bank on and take into every piece you make in your future. Commissions, art just for fun, all of it. These are skills you'll have for a lifetime (unlike my cat's cat food!)

how_to-draw.png

COURSE MISSION:

My mission in creating this course for you is that...

You're able to approach ANY photo reference with confidence

Because you’re so sure of your skill level and you know *exactly* what needs to be done

to get your subject placed on your paper accurately + successfully.

Feeling on the fence?

 THIS CLASS IS FOR YOU IF: 

✅ You are done making bad drawings

✅ You dream of the day when you can draw anything with confidence

✅ You are done stringing tutorials together on YouTube

✅ You are a dedicated artist committed to reaching your creative goals

✅ You long to create without fighting against lack of skill

✅ You want to know how to draw from any photo reference presented to you

✅ You want to enter the flow state while drawing, and not the struggle zone

✅ You want to learn how to see and understand subjects with ease

✅ You want to know exactly how to fix things when something looks "off"

✅ You want to make drawings that you're proud to share online

 THIS CLASS IS NOT FOR SOMEONE WHO:

✖️ Desires information about light and shadow, rendering, or perspective. These are super important topics, but are outside the scope of this course.

 

✖️ Wants a course about imaginative drawing from your head. This class will help you in that department, but is not what this class is about.

 

✖️ Expects immediate results with little effort (I know this ain't you though.) 😉

Got Questions?

I GOT ANSWERS FOR YA!

  • Is this class on Skillshare?
    Yes. You can watch the course with a Skillshare Premium subscription. Watch here on Skillshare if that is the right fit for you!
  • Is this course available on Gumroad?
    No. This course is available through my website and hosted on Kajabi. (Kajabi is one of the highest quality online course experiences available.)
  • What experience level should I have for this course?
    This is a completely beginner-friendly course! If you're just starting out, you're in the right place—no prior experience needed. If you're more advanced, you might already know some of the topics we'll cover. Even so, I encourage you to join. I've taken lots of courses in my day, and there's ALWAYS something new to learn or a fresh perspective to gain.
  • How long will I have access to the class?
    When you purchase this drawing class, you get lifetime access. This means you can revisit the lessons anytime, at your own pace, and as often as you like. Enjoy learning and creating with the freedom to revisit the content whenever you need.
  • What art tools will I need?
    You can start this class with only a pencil and some paper. You'll also likely want a printer if you'd like to print off the worksheets and work alongside me exactly. (Although, this is not essential.) Down the road, you may also want to add additional papers, pencil tools, erasers, and a few other tools we'll discuss in class. But none are required. Start with the drawing tools you have on hand.
  • Will this course be helpful if I sketch in Procreate? Will it help me if I'm a painter?
    Absolutely! In this course, we'll be using pencil tools because they are highly accessible. However, the ideas talked about in class will translate to any art medium—including Procreate, oil paint, pastel, charcoal, etc!
  • What is taught in this course?
    This course will focus on sketching accurately, with the main focuses being: Line work, shapes, forms, angles, drawing negative space, gesture drawing, and measuring techniques. This course is filled with golden nuggets, from how to hold your pencil to how to find rhythmic connections in subjects. This sketching class is a 25+ year brain dump, yet presented in an organized and concise way. This class is designed to help you navigate drawing from any photo reference with confidence. It is not a class about drawing out of your head or drawing from life, although many of the ideas can translate over.
  • What will not be taught in this course?
    This course, while a deep dive, does not include lessons on values, light and shade, rendering, or any in-depth perspective lessons. I would encourage you to seek out other learning opportunities if you would like to learn more about these topics. This class is also not about life drawing or imaginative drawing (out of your head.)
  • How is the class taught? What are we drawing?
    In this course, I will present the main topic. Then we will practice the ideas presented, getting hands-on, putting the ideas to the test. This is where the transformation in your art will happen—when you both learn & practice. In this course, we're working entirely from photo references of objects, animals, and people. For many of the practice lessons, we will be drawing directly on top of photos. This will develop your knowledge and understanding of subjects, since understanding is foundational to good drawing.
  • Do you have a money-back guarantee?
    Yes. When you purchase this course from my website, it is backed with a 14-day money-back guarantee. If you’re not happy with your purchase, please reach out: gabrielle@artworkbygabrielle.com
  • I feel like I don’t have time to make art. How can I make time for this class?
    I totally understand this and find myself saying this too sometimes. One of the mindset shifts we need to make though is—we make time for the things we care about. And if you care about art, getting better, and making the art you always wanted to make, then you do have time. A lot can be done in even 5-10 minutes a day! I've included schedules for how to work through the course. It's not a large time investment, but you can work through the course in 1 day, 4 days, or 8 days, and I will share those sample schedules with you in class. :) I want you to reach your creative dreams. You can do it!
  • I don’t have funds set aside for an art course. How can I pay for the course?
    I would encourage you to take advantage of the budget-friendly plan where you can split the payment up into 3 months. One way to consider this though is, how can you make the money back? With the skills gained from this course, if you wish to, one day you can sell your art through commissions, prints, etc. So you can make the investment now and pay it off with the skills you take away from the course. These are skills you will have for a lifetime. I want this course to be an easy YES for you. But please don't purchase it if it will stress you in any way financially.
  • I’m not talented. Can this course actually help me?
    You do not need to have been born with natural drawing abilities. You CAN acquire the skills needed to draw well. What is required is simply passion for art. You just have to love art and have a deep desire to improve your sketching skills. So if you have in your head, "oh, I can only draw a stick figure" throw that out the window because you can improve, you can get better. Here's the recipe for improvement: learn and practice, and repeat And that’s what we’re going to do in class.
  • What makes this class different from other drawing classes online?
    In this course, I've intentionally left out some big topics that other classes often keep included — like lighting and shading, for instance, aren't covered in Sketching Essentials. I've found that although vital to learn, these big, shiny, exciting topics can often take away from artists learning the bare bones techniques necessary to master in order to make great drawings. In my decade of teaching over 100,000 unique students how to draw, I've realized that there is a very common problem with proportions and finding accuracy among artists. If the drawing is in the wrong place, things look disjointed, and proportions are off, we shouldn't move into developing the piece further. This class is designed to combat this problem. In Sketching Essentials, you'll harness the techniques needed for making great art. These fundamentals will help you NAIL the drawing (dang near every time) so that you can walk into rendering with confidence.
Gabrielle-brickey.png

BE CONFIDENT IN YOUR DECISION TO PURCHASE:

Message me the code "sketch1" on Instagram!

My autoresponder will follow up by asking a question and then I'll personally be in touch as soon as possible. :)

I won't bite! I'd be happy to answer any questions you have about the class and let you know if I genuinely think it's a good fit!


Message Me "sketch1" >>

From Maili, a happy student from one of my previous courses:

“Gabrielle condensed all that super technical information and explained it in a way my brain can understand… Bam, it's all clear as a bell. I GET it.”

 

- Maili

Your art deserves to be seen.

In the age of artificial intelligence, YOUR human art is needed more than ever. Your art is important and deserves to be shared with the world.

join-a-drawing-class

Don't put your creativity on the back burner. It's time to reach your full potential as an artist.

drawing-class-online-art-courses-for-adults

Total Value?

I've taken countless art classes in my day. The lessons, references, guides and bonuses shared in this course are valued well over $185... 

However today's price = $67!

image.jpg

Sketching Essentials:

Become a Confident Artist

Invest in your skills and discover how to draw from any photo reference with confidence!

price pay in full.png
price plan.png
Sketching Essentials: Prices

GABRIELLE BRICKEY | ARTWORK BY GABRIELLE

bottom of page