Artists and Instruction

There are many fabulous artists sharing their work as well as instruction online. Here are just a few of the ones that I enjoy.

Koosje Koene (pronounced "Koshah Koonah")

This is a great YouTube channel for encouragement and motivation. Koosje says, “Drawing makes me happy, and I want to show you how you can feel happier too, by allowing yourself time to play and learn in your sketchbook. My mission is to get you going and to keep going on your creative journey.”

This is her link to Draw Tip Tuesday videos:

Here is a link where she flips through her self-published book, Life is Better When You Draw It. She also discusses the process of self-publishing.

Suhita Shirodkar

Suhita offers workshops both in-person and online and also shares her art and tips on her sketchaway blog. Suhita says, “I am an urban sketcher, an artist, illustrator, journalist and teacher. I was born in India, to which I attribute my love for color and energy. I now live in San Jose, California and call both countries home." Below is a link to her blog:

Teoh Yi Chie

Teoh has a lot of tips and demos on his YouTube channel. He says, “My channel features sketching tips and techniques, art product and artbook reviews … In 2009, I started to focus on sketching and watercolor more seriously and I hope to share the experience and knowledge that I've learned over the years.” Below is the link:

Teoh also has a blog which is devoted to reviewing art products, art books and tech gear for art.

Taria Dawson

Taria is a travel sketcher from the UK, now living in South Africa. She shares her sketches, sketching adventures and helpful tips and fun suggestions on her YouTube channel.

Here is a link to her video "Get Started with Creative Sketchbooking!" In this video she offers helpful ideas and gives a brief overview of three Domestika courses about sketchbooking daily.

James Gurney

From James blog: “This weblog by Dinotopia creator James Gurney is for illustrators, plein-air painters, sketchers, comic artists, animators, art students, and writers. You'll find practical studio tips, insights into the making of the Dinotopia books, and first-hand reports from art schools and museums.”

Here is a link to his website:

This is a link to his YouTube channel with lots of demos of him painting and explaining what he’s doing. He frequently paints in goache.

Proko (Stan Prokopenko)

This is a great site for lessons on drawing using traditional media and also digital. Many excerpts from these courses are on his website and on his YouTube channel so you can try some of the lessons before buying. He also offers lessons by other art instructors as well.

Stan says, “Hey there! My name is Stan Prokopenko. I’m an artist and teacher. Proko is a resource for artists to get good art instruction videos. When you watch Proko tutorials you’ll notice that I try to make them entertaining while keeping them educational. I feel that if you’re having fun and enjoying the learning process, you learn better.

His website:

His YouTube channel:

Urban Sketchers

Their site says, “Urban Sketchers is a global community of sketchers dedicated to the practice of on-location drawing. We share our love for the places where we live and travel—one drawing at a time.”

Lines & Colors

This is a great site to see a wide variety of different types of art from different time periods up to the present day.

Charley Parker says, “Lines and Colors is a blog about painting, drawing, sketching, illustration, comics, cartoons, webcomics, art history, concept art, gallery art, digital art, artist tools and techniques, motion graphics, animation, sci-fi and fantasy illustration, paleo art, storyboards, matte painting, 3d graphics and anything else I find visually interesting. If it has lines and/or colors, it's fair game. Below is the link:

Lines and Colors


Offers online classes for "creative people". When you purchase a course, you have lifetime online access to the course. Subjects include: illustration, 3D & Animation, craft, and more. In the Illustration section there are courses about learning to draw, using watercolors, portraits, children’s book illustration, sketchbooking, learning Procreate, Abobe Illustrator, animal portraits, and a lot more. Also, Domestika has periodic sales with courses available for as low as $10. Below is the link:

Courses for creatives | Domestika


Offers online classes. You can buy monthly or annual memberships. But if you only want one or two classes, you can purchase that class without having a membership, and you will get lifetime online access to the course. They have many art classes, such as: drawing, illustration, mixed media, urban sketching, etc. Blow is the link:

You're Invited! | Craftsy

Mental/Emotional/Physical Wellbeing

Many of us experience conscious and unconscious negative thoughts and emotions or low energy that prevent us from drawing and/or enjoying drawing. So, I’ve included a few links about techniques and practices to help clear out that stuff, which helps our creative juices to flow.

Dr. Harry Henshaw

The link below is a very relaxing and affirming 10-minute video. The video description says, “Relaxation music with positive affirmations and guided meditation for reducing hypertension.” (You don’t have to have hypertension - a calm mind and happy heart would benefit anyone.)

Mindful Movement

This YouTube channel by Sara and Les Raymond has many helpful guided meditations. Here is a link to a “simple, short (13:33 minutes) mindfulness meditation to connect with the present and find peace”:

Simple, Short Mindfulness Meditation

Here is the link to their YouTube channel:

The Mindful Movement - YouTube

Jonathan Goldman

"Jonathan Goldman is a writer, musician and teacher. He is an authority on sound healing and a pioneer in the field of harmonics. Jonathan is the author of HEALING SOUNDS: The Power of Harmonics” and several other books on sound healing.

On his home page you can download free mp3 files of his “Sound Health Enhancer” and his “7-minute Chakra Tune-up”. Also, if you scroll a bit further there’s an interesting video about conscious nitric oxide humming, and at about 4:55 minutes in, Jonathan and his wife Andi guide you through a short humming session.

Brad Yates

On his YouTube channel Brad says, “I create EFT/Tapping videos to help you move through limiting beliefs and enjoy an ever-greater abundance of health, wealth and happiness (which you deserve!)”

This following link is a terrific slightly over 5-minute video about combining tapping with positive affirmations, called: ”Tapfirmations - Tapping in Affirmations with Brad Yates”:

Here is a link to Brad's YouTube channel:

Here is a link to Brad’s website:

Donna Eden

“Donna Eden started teaching Energy Medicine classes in the late 1970s. Since then, her work has touched millions of people across the globe, introducing them to the healing and restorative power of their body’s own energies.”

This link is a 12-minute video showing a fun, healthy, daily energy routine:

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