A Look Inside The Class

Sacred Sketchbook walks you through finding inspiration to tangibly turning that inspiration into art.

In this course, you'll see years worth of my sketchbooks, where I find inspiration and how I translate those into my art.

You'll also learn 3 easy, quick, sketchbook exercises to get you started when you're not sure what to do and one additional exercise to show you, in depth, how to create art from inspiration.


Course Curriculum

  Introduction to Sketchbooks
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  Finding Inspiration & Turning Those Into Doodles
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  3 Quick and Easy Sketchbook Exercises
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  Sketchbook Exercise - 3x3
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Items You'll Need For The Course

Please take note that you don't have to have the exact same items I recommend. All you really need is a sketchbook, some watercolor paint, a brush, and some pens. Work with what you have, but if you'd like to purchase the items I use, I've listed them below.

• Sketchbook: Canson XL 9x12 Spiral Bound Watercolor Paper

•Paint Brushes: Princeton Heritage #8 and Prince Neptune #10

•Watercolors: I use a variety of watercolors, but the colors used in this course are listed below.

Daniel Smith:

Fuschite Genuine

Opera Pink

Artistic Isle Watercolors:

Indian Yellow

Cobalt Teal

Carmine - currently unavailable

Chinese Vermillion


Squid Ink

Canson Palette Paper

Winsor and Newton Gold Ink

POSCA Paint Marker Fine Tip Black

POSCA Paint Marker Fine Tip White

POSCA Paint Marker Fine Tip Gold

Sharpie Fine Tip Black Felt Pens



Sacred Sketchbook

by Jen Shannon

Create daily sketchbook exercises to help you overcome fears, try new things, and develop your style.

Welcome To My Class

I'm glad you're here. Learning to watercolor can be overwhelming, often times resulting in us never starting. This class helps you learn easy techniques to get you started and flowing into creating beautiful sketchbooks. I hope to see you in class!