Travel Sketching in New Zealand with Quick & Easy Thumbnails

This class is live on two platforms right now:

Skillshare is a membership platform where you subscribe and take as many classes as you like. Here’s a link to the class on Skillshare.

You can also take the class on Udemy, where you only sign up for the classes you want to take. Check it out on Udemy right here.

Here’s a bit more about the class:

Thumbnail sketches are tiny sketches, maybe only a couple inches tall, that you can draw in just a minute or two.

Art students learn how to do this as a way of working up some ideas for larger paintings.

But they’re also a great way to very quickly capture your travels when you’re on the move. This is especially helpful when you’re traveling with a group, and they don’t want to wait while you settle down to draw for an hour or two!

In this class, I’ll show you how to fill a sketchbook with lively, interesting thumbnails, filled with personality.

  • Design: I’ll give you a template for designing a page layout
  • Drawing: Discover how quickly you can draw a basic scene in just a minute or two.
  • Watercolor: Use an ultralight watercolor kit to add a few brushstrokes.
  • Writing: Add some lettering, captions, or notes to make your pages more personal.
  • Collage: Work in stickers, maps, ticket stubs, and more.

The result will be a rich and varied tapestry of images that truly took only a few minute per sketch! This class is perfect for urban sketching, travel sketching, nature journaling, and anyone keeping a visual diary or illustrated journal.

If you’re a beginner, this class is a great place to start. For more experienced artists, this class is a fun way to loosen up and try a different approach to travel sketching.