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Sketchbook Tour #2: First few attempts at drawing people

by Pam Llaguno

Every now and then, I’ll be giving you a quick sketchbook tour. Nothing fancy, nothing polished – just going back to the days of play, experiment and pure creative expression in our sketchbooks!

I’m back again with the second sketchbook tour! I’m a firm believer in setting goals for different aspects in your life, especially the ones where you want to see improvement on. The first goal that I have for drawing is learning how to draw people. I’ve always been decent at drawing architecture, objects, and maybe landscapes (to a certain extent) but drawing humans has been my biggest frustration for the longest time.

Before I started learning the foundations by studying anatomy (which is what I’m doing now), I wanted to get a feel for drawing humans and see what my current skill level is. For this sketchbook tour, I’ll be sharing my first few drawings of people from a reference image and/or a tutorial.

While the drawings are quite hilarious, it’s still important for me to honor my starting point and share my progress. I hope that through this, I’ll be able to encourage beginners like me who’s interested in drawing to pick up their pencils and start learning and practicing.

Inside the sketchbook:

Share your sketchbook with the community!

And no, it doesn’t have to look like an immaculate Instagram flatlay 😉 Just take a snap and share it, don’t hesitate and don’t look back. Use the hashtag #ACSketchbookTour on Instagram. You can also tag me at @pamllaguno on Instagram/Twitter so I can see your photos!

Enjoyed this sketchbook tour?

Hey you! If you loved peeking through my sketchbook and you’re feeling “hmmm, having a sketchbook seems like a lot of fun,” then you are 100% correct. My sketchbooks have helped me build my creative confidence and has allowed me to continue making art that feels good to me!

I’m actually brewing up an e-course that I feel would be perfect for you. The idea is that I will guide you through 30 days of sketchbook experiments – each with their own video + action items – and by the end of it, you will have filled at least 30 pages of your sketchbook with fun, personal and intentional art.

I want this course to help you break free from limiting beliefs on how you “should” be making art.

Are you loving this idea already? You can actually pre-order the course right now for $25 (regular price will be $35) by clicking here and checking out!

Or if you’re not ready yet, you can sign-up for my e-mail newsletter below where I will first announce all the information about this e-course (so sorry the form below looks a bit hideous – I’m still working on the website!):