Koosje Koene is an artist, teacher and co-founder of Sketchbook Skool. She has studied graphic design and worked as an award-winning photographer but it was her passion for drawing and painting that became her lifelong mission. Her enthusiasm as an illustrator inspired her to share her learnings online and became the basis for Sketchbook Skool today.
Koosje lives in Amsterdam.
In this episode, Koosje discusses:
-How she was encouraged from a young age to pursue her creative passions.
-Her entry and exit from the world of photography.
-How she became interested in drawing.
-How a dull job can actually make you more creative.
-The experience of creating her own first courses and then meeting Danny Gregory.
-The importance of community for creative individuals (and how Sketchbook Skool’s community differs from others).
-How Draw Tip Tuesday started and how she has been able to stay so consistent for six years.
-How creating Sketchbook Skool and creating instructional videos has changed the way she makes and thinks about art.
-Some of her own creative resistances and how she gets past them.
-How to trick your inner critic.
-How to be able to determine whether you need to move onto a different creative realm or whether you are simply in a funk.
-How she manages her time.
Koosje’s Final Push will remind you to make your creative habit a part of your EVERY DAY!
“I realized that I was making things because people were telling me to make them instead of making things that I wanted to make.”
“Every time a course comes out I learn so many things, and that really has made my art evolve very quickly.”
“I loosened up as a person so my art also loosened up.”
“If you want to be creative, make it a habit.”
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