Win a free 7-part video lesson on “Sketching Landscapes in Pen, Ink and Watercolor”

Just in time for summer sketching season, I’m excited to announce my first online video class in conjunction with the website “Sketching Landscapes in Pen, Ink and Watercolor” will be out in a couple of weeks but in the meantime I’m giving away my new class for FREE to one lucky winner who will be announced when the class launches. Click here to enter:


The class covers so many techniques that I talk about daily on my blog. We start with a look through my sketchbooks, and then we go outdoors to the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado to work on composition and value sketches. Back in studio we look at different ways of painting skies, and then move through all the stages of the sketch — from drawing with pen and ink to painting the big shapes and then adding texture and darks. The final lesson is about making your sketch unique and using a limited palette to evoke mood. I’ve often been asked if I have any instructional videos, so it’s exciting to finally be able to share this.
5120_Still_220_retouchedWhen the class launches I’ll post it here, but in the meantime good luck in the draw!


47 Comments on “Win a free 7-part video lesson on “Sketching Landscapes in Pen, Ink and Watercolor””

  1. Jane Hannah says:

    Hello Shari — I will sign up for your class that is certain. In the meanwhile, I entered the draw. I am very happy with your initiative as it is a fabulous idea -)


  2. Tony says:

    Congratulations on your exciting news Shari. Looking forward to watching and learning.


  3. Linda Daily says:

    Oh boy Shari! This is great news! I will sign up for sure. I think Craftsy classes are reasonable and very well presented. I loved Marc’s class and I know I will feel the same about yours.


    • Thanks so much Linda. I hope you like it. I really enjoyed the experience of making it because it really forced me to think about how I sketch and break it down into parts. A great exercise.


  4. Tom Jump says:

    Cool-cool-cool, Shari! It’s great to see this come together and I really like your Flatirons sketches here! I signed up for the giveaway and am looking forward to your video classes- win, lose or draw! 😉
    Bests, Tom


  5. says:

    I’d love to enjoy a free video lesson. Sign me up to win.

    Sent from my iPhone



  6. Nell says:

    Just signed up !! Thanks, Shari!! (I’ve got my fingers crossed!!)


  7. Linda Place says:

    I wish I could sign up but it’s a long way from Welsh Wales! I’m sure you’ll have a great response and a great time!


  8. I’m in! This is exciting news and I look forward to seeing what you’ve created for the class!


  9. sandidureice says:

    Congratulations. Looking forward to this one. Love the loose look of the pen and ink lines. Works in well with the watercolour. Very attractive.


  10. Sue says:

    This looks awesome! I can’t wait!


  11. Liz Steel says:

    that is so exciting Shari!!! congrats! I am signing up right now. Can’t wait to see you soon!


    • I am so excited too Liz. I thought about you a lot during this process. Now that it is done, I have to tell you that I don’t know how you did your course on your own. I know you had help filming it but there were so many people who worked on this from Craftsy. I couldn’t have done it on my own. I congratulate you for tackling it…


      • Liz Steel says:

        I am not sure how I did it either…but it had a lot of personal touches (ha ha!)
        I had a film crew for sketchbook skool and that was great but I only had help for the outside demos in my own course. Going to start filming again soon and recently bought a second camera to double the fun for my indoor demos. Anyway- can’t wait to see yours!


  12. This looks great!! I plan to sign up even if I don’t win. 🙂


  13. Dee says:

    Just signed up….I guess….I had forgotten my password from Marc’s class. I am so excited. I love watercolor and have some experience, but really need a course to get me back on track. I love what you do…..


  14. theartistonetheroad says:

    I grew up in Boulder, right below the Flatirons. I’ll never forget the view. So cool that you are offering a class, I’ll have to sign up for it!


    • What a beautiful spot to grow up in. The light in the morning on the Flatirons is quite spectacular. I liked the town too, although I didn’t get to spend much time there. Just a quick lunch before going back to Denver.


  15. tblackmo says:

    Ahh, excellent work!! Now for the rest of your copious free time… 🙂


  16. Ross Sutherland says:

    Looking forward to it Shari. I have followed your work for so long, it will be wonderful to see how you do your magic.


  17. Marisa Padovan says:

    Just signed up. I’m really glad you did it. I can’t wait. It’s going to be very exciting mto see you working in real time.


  18. rafaelobrero says:

    Reblogged this on Habitar 2.0 and commented:
    Soy admirador del trabajo de Shari Blaukopf, de su frescura al abordar la acuarela y de su inteligencia al elegir motivo y encuadre. Aquí nos regala una muestra.


  19. I’ve been hoping you would do an online class, and here it is! Really looking forward to it.


  20. Joan says:

    I hope I’m understanding this correctly: The link is for signing up for the draw/giveaway and the class sign up will be released later? I signed up for the give away…hope I win.


  21. rebecca says:

    definitely something I would be interested in!!!! Good for you as well!! I look forward to this….either way!


  22. Mary Stone says:

    I’m sure this will be a wonderful class! Looking forward to the big launch. 🙂


  23. Shari, how do we find out who won the class?


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