There IS a formula to improve your drawing skills. The question is: are you using it?

I drew this self-portrait in about 15 minutes in 2017

Maybe you feel your skill isn’t quite up to par. Some more classes, or maybe going back to school for a degree could fill the gap. But you are married, you have a job, you have family… you are “adulting.”

There are life’s responsibilities and you can’t possibly commit to 10,000 hours to become the next da Vinci.

Don’t worry. You don’t need 10,000 hours to improve your drawing ability. Here’s the trick:

It’s not ANY kind of practice.

You need to practice in the right way to see masterful, consistent growth in your skill.

What if I can’t get any better at art? What if my skill level is as good as it will ever be?

Have you thought or said:

“I can’t draw a straight line even with a ruler.”

“I can only draw stick figures.”

Have you seen random jumps in your skill as you make art and wondered how you could create more consistent and clear progress in your skill development?

If you use this formula, you will see results.

Artists have started making, showing and selling their art in their 70s, so remember Grandma Moses (or Google her) the next time your inner critic tells you it’s too late to dedicate practice and time to your art.

With time, you will even be able to create the things you imagine.

I have been apart of the Artist Strong community for close to 3 years.  One of the things I am most thankful for is the feedback/critique I have received on my art. Carrie does a wonderful job of asking questions and helping me to “see” things that I had previously missed.  I attribute a significant amount of my drawing abilities to Carrie and the feedback I received from her.

Leanne Schuetz

I’m primarily a painter, a mixed media artist,  a quilter, a sculptor… how does drawing help me?

Drawing skills are foundational to the success of ANY good artwork!

Let’s look at two masters of the arts: da Vinci and Michelangelo. Both sculpted, both drew, both painted.

They were adept at all the media they worked with, because they could draw.

They took time to plan, to study, and to develop their ideas through drawings. We have clear evidence of this in da Vinci’s journals.

So many of us jump directly to the finished artwork without studying the thing we wish to create! Drawing ability will help us with this planning AS well as with execution.

Do you dream of drawing accurately from your imagination?

What about proudly showcasing your art to loved ones and impressing them by your seemingly newfound ability to capture their likeness?

While deliberate practice takes committed effort, YOU can do it.

And once you start seeing the results, it’s addicting. You realize this whole art is talent thing really is a myth, and you can be as skillful as you want to become.

The more accurately we can draw anything we want, the easier it will be to put any image to a surface, whether you are planning out a unique quilt design, sculpting a cute creature for your garden, or painting a landscape.

Have you ever complained that you can’t create what you see in your head? You can imagine it, but the art you create doesn’t accurately represent your idea?

Improving your drawing ability will help this. You will have a better understanding of space, line, texture, shape, form… you will better understand the elements of art that create a strong finished product.

Even though it is a myth that art is a talent, there are A LOT of people out there who still see it this way. So when you can pop out a drawing that captures someone’s likeness, or do a quick landscape sketch that looks like the environment in front of you, it impresses people.

We hold a shared wonder and curiosity about art. People love watching other people draw.

When you use a formula to build your skill, and can use it repeatedly to up-level your ability, you can confidently draw in public and show off your art to loved ones without that fear of someone asking you, “Sorry, what is that?” or, “Who is it?”

People will see your work and know you have skill. You can proudly and confidently call yourself an artist.

Carrie is my favorite “go to” teacher when I get stuck on a painting or it just seems off. Her critique always is spot on. I have been able to finish several paintings I might have gave up on thanks to her critique.

Patti Doll

This is why I created:

This course shows you how to tailor a system of practice exactly to your skill set so you can quickly see improvement in your skill.

This system works for EVERYONE: you could pick up that pencil for the very first time, or pick up your pencil for the 10,000th time… if you follow the formula, you will get results.

Heres how it works:

Bootcamp lasts for 4.5 weeks. Content is released every day to keep you focused on your daily training practice.

Each activity is set up around the concept of deliberate practice so in 4 weeks’ time you will see noticeable improvement in your drawing ability.

I guide you through:

  • the steps you need to take to create a deliberate practice (and I define it, too),
  • common mistakes beginning artists can make when drawing,
  • specific strategies that help you identify the skills YOU need to develop, and
  • help you create the unique environment and setting needed for you to up-level and grow your skill.

As part of this program, I have also created a series of bonuses that showcase different ways you can regularly self-assess to improve your work.

This is the ONLY e-course I know of that also offers individually recorded feedback directly on your drawings.

Leaders’ Track and Special Unit levels both offer this opportunity.

I will digitally draw and record verbal feedback tailored to your individual drawing that helps you observe your errors and make corrections that not only improve your assessment drawing, but all future drawings you create.

Working full time with two young children going to a class wasn’t realistic for me, Bootcamp was such a blessing and unlocked my creativity and helped me improve my skills tenfold.
Sunni Kuraoka

To fully appreciate this course, you need to know what you are getting out of each week in Better Drawing Bootcamp:

Week One includes foundation art lessons that set you up for making strides in this course.

You will discover:

  • The one thing most artists miss when working from photo reference
  • 3 Common mistakes made by newer artists
  • What exactly ARE foundational drawing practices?
  • Bonus resources for advanced students that showcase advanced drawing techniques

Then we practice specific techniques with still life studies.

Week Two reveals:

  • How lighting can help or hurt your art
  • 3 ingredients for a quality composition
  • How timing can help you up-level your skill

Week Three digs into landscapes and uncovers:

  • The one kind of perspective artists often forget
  • Why the background is just as important as the foreground in your drawing
  • How value can transform your work from an observable drawing to an image jumping off the page

Lastly we focus on the face and figure.

Week Four unveils:

  • The ONE misconception most artists have that hold them back from creating their best work
  • The 5 most common errors people make when drawing people
  • Additional resources for students specifically interested in portraiture and the figure

Bonuses 

Additionally, Better Drawing Bootcamp offers Bonus Content that shows you 5 different ways to see like an artist and includes one special workshop on helping you be even more accurate in your drawing.

Sometimes you don’t always have access to a teacher or peers to give you the feedback you need. In Better Drawing Bootcamp I show you several ways to help you see your artwork with fresh eyes so you can properly assess the work and be more accurate in your art making.

I’ve gotten a lot of help and support from Carrie. She’s helped me see how I could improve my art and given me tips on how I can see it myself. She’s also challenged me to expand and paint things I usually don’t.

Linda Ursin

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all you do to support people such as me that are barely starting to open-heartedly expose our love for art and share our work with the world.
Your advice has opened my mind in a million ways, I finally understand things better and I feel I’m understood. Thank you for all you do.
Isela Lopez

How do you know Better Drawing Bootcamp is right for you?

  • Do you want to be better at drawing?
  • Are you tired of constantly practicing and seeing little or no results from your efforts?
  • Do you sometimes wonder if you shouldn’t yet promote or market the paintings, sculptures, mixed media artworks you create because you still worry about your skill?
  • Are you willing to get uncomfortable, a key ingredient of deliberate practice, in order to up-level your skill?

Better Drawing Bootcamp is for artists who have a strong knowing that they can be better, that they deserve to draw confidently and create the art they’ve always felt called to create.

Artists who are willing to put in regular focused practice, commit time, receive feedback and self-assess, these are the artists who will see great strides in their skill development.

Wouldn’t it be empowering, exciting and even a little scary to know you have all the skill you need, and then truly focus on what you want to say?!

Better Drawing Bootcamp Creates Results

If you do all the work, show me the evidence of your efforts and you don’t see improvement in your drawings, you can get 100% of your money back.

I KNOW this works if YOU do the work. The better question is are you ready for daily, focused, committed, goal-driven practice?

I want you satisfied, I want you to see growth and improvement in your skill. I’m here to help you, but I can’t change your skill: you will by your effort and commitment.

*Be sure to post your pre-assessment within the first 7 days of the program start date in the FB group or email it to me at Carrie@ArtistStrong.com to avail yourself of this guarantee.* The guarantee is available to you for up to 40 days from the day of purchase.

Full policy and procedure available here.

Improve your drawing skills in 30 days: Special Offer

There is a special limited time offer for this launch of Better Drawing Bootcamp.

If you invest in Bootcamp before midnight on the day registration opens (Sunday Aug the 26th before midnight) you also get access to a special workshop I’m creating on how to draw hands.

Registration for Better Drawing Bootcamp closes Wednesday August 29th at midnight.

Bootcamp begins Aug 31st.

Carrie’s Better Drawing Bootcamp proved to be both productive and comprehensive. I noticeably improved my drawing skills in quick sketches and finished drawings in a variety of subject matter, and I built up a habit of drawing almost every day. The video feedback from Carrie is excellent and accelerated my learning process. I gained confidence that has allowed me to begin doing field sketching in public. I highly recommend this course for all artists!

Pam Serr

+ Private Membership website with weekly tutorials and drawing drills –>

Upon sign up you will receive a private and unique user name and password to access ALL of Better Drawing Bootcamp’s course content. Each day a new lesson will be released over the course of 4 weeks.

+ Payment Plan Available Here –>

Click here to avail yourself of the monthly payment plan. Please note: when you enroll in a payment plan you are REQUIRED to make all payments.

+ Lifetime access to course content –>

While this course exists, you have access to its content.

+ Individual recorded video reviews of your weekly assessments –>

Every week you have the choice of sending me a photograph of your weekly assessment. I will create a recording where I draw digitally on your work to offer feedback and tips on this week’s lesson. Assessments must be handed in by Saturday of the week it is assigned to avail of this opportunity. These individual reviews can take up to one week to record. 

+ Pop-up FB Group (open for five weeks upon program start) –>

For a limited time, you will have access to a Facebook Group ONLY for students of Better Drawing Bootcamp. This will be open for 5 weeks upon program start date. You can share your art, get feedback from me AND from your peers, and have reminders of daily tasks. It’s a great way to keep accountable to your daily drawing drills!

+ A webinar 1 hour Q & A – date Sept 18 at 7 pm EST –>

I will host a Q &A on a LIVE webinar, on Sept 18 at 7 pm EST. This is an opportunity to ask me direct questions about your art, or problems you are having, and get general feedback on your drills.

– Two 30 minute feedback meetings 1-1 with Carrie for personalized review and private feedback and attention (*Meetings are scheduled on Tuesdays or Thursdays 9 AM – 6 PM EST) –>

Twice during the program you can sign up for a 30 minute 1-1 video/phone call with Carrie to ask questions you have specific to your progress and goals for the program. Feedback is a key ingredient of deliberate practice and this affords you specific, personalized feedback to help you grow.

+ Only 20 Spots Available

+ Private Membership website with weekly tutorials and drawing drills –>

Upon sign up you will receive a private and unique user name and password to access ALL of Better Drawing Bootcamp’s course content. Each day a new lesson will be released over the course of 4 weeks.

+ Individual recorded video reviews of your weekly assessments –>

Every week you have the choice of sending me a photograph of your weekly assessment. I will create a recording where I draw digitally on your work to offer feedback and tips on this week’s lesson. Assessments must be handed in by Saturday of the week it is assigned to avail of this opportunity. These individual reviews can take up to one week to record.

+ Pop-up FB Group (open for five weeks upon program start) –>

For a limited time, you will have access to a Facebook Group ONLY for students of Better Drawing Bootcamp. This will be open for 5 weeks upon program start date. You can share your art, get feedback from me AND from your peers, and have reminders of daily tasks. It’s a great way to keep accountable to your daily drawing drills!

+ Webinar 1 hour Q & A – date Sept 18 at 7 pm EST –>

I will host a Q &A in a webinar on Sept 18 at 7 pm EST. This is an opportunity to ask me direct questions about your art, or problems you are having, and get general feedback on your drills.

+ Lifetime Access to Course content –>

While this course exists, you have access to its content.

+ Payment Plan Available –>

Click here to avail yourself of the monthly payment plan. Please note: when you enroll in a payment plan you are REQUIRED to make all payments.

– Two 30 minute feedback meetings 1-1 with Carrie for personalized review and private feedback and attention (*Meetings are scheduled on Tuesdays or Thursdays 9 AM – 6 PM EST) –>

Twice during the program you can sign up for a 30 minute 1-1 video/phone call with Carrie to ask questions you have specific to your progress and goals for the program. Feedback is a key ingredient of deliberate practice and this affords you specific, personalized feedback to help you grow.

+ Only 10 Spots Available

+ Private Membership website with weekly tutorials and drawing drills –>

Upon sign up you will receive a private and unique user name and password to access ALL of Better Drawing Bootcamp’s course content. Each day a new lesson will be released over the course of 4 weeks.

+ Individual recorded video reviews of your weekly assessments –>

Every week you have the choice of sending me a photograph of your weekly assessment. I will create a recording where I draw digitally on your work to offer feedback and tips on this week’s lesson. Assessments must be handed in by Saturday of the week it is assigned to avail of this opportunity. These individual reviews can take up to one week to record.

+ Pop-up FB Group (open for five weeks upon program start) –>

For a limited time, you will have access to a Facebook Group ONLY for students of Better Drawing Bootcamp. This will be open for 5 weeks upon program start date. You can share your art, get feedback from me AND from your peers, and have reminders of daily tasks. It’s a great way to keep accountable to your daily drawing drills.

+ 1 hour Webinar Q & A – date Sept 18 at 7 pm EST –>

I will host a Q &A in a private webinar, LIVE, on Sept 18 at 7 pm EST. This is an opportunity to ask me direct questions about your art, or problems you are having, and get general feedback on your drills.

+ Lifetime Access to Course content –>

While this course exists, you have access to its content.

+ Two 30 minute feedback meetings 1-1 with Carrie for personalized review and private feedback and attention (*Meetings are scheduled on Tuesdays or Thursdays 9 AM – 6 PM EST) –>

Twice during the program you can sign up for a 30 minute 1-1 video/phone call with Carrie to ask questions you have specific to your progress and goals for the program. Feedback is a key ingredient of deliberate practice and this affords you specific, personalized feedback to help you grow.

+ Payment Plan Available –>

Click here to avail yourself of the monthly payment plan. Please note: when you enroll in a payment plan you are REQUIRED to make all payments.

EXAMPLE of video feedback review for Leaders’ Track and Special Unit levels

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BETTER DRAWING BOOTCAMP

How much time do I need to complete this content?

I’ve designed the course to get you drawing every day in short, focused bursts of practice. You an set aside as little at 15 minutes a day, up to one hour a day. It’s up to you. Additionally there is a weekly assessment that should take around 1 hour to complete.

What is the materials list?

You will need a pencil (any type, I’m not picky), A4 or letter sized paper, a printer to print out image references and a camera to take photos of your art to share and get feedback from me and your peers.

If you want to be fancy, you can have an HB or 2B pencil and one 4B, 5B or 6B pencil. This is optional, but will help with your values in your drawings.

What if I’m completely new to drawing?

EVERYONE can benefit from this program. Better Drawing Bootcamp is set up to help anyone, at any level, be better at drawing. It will help you grow, no matter what your current skill level is, and it is designed to help you continue to grow and improve in your skill, if you continue to use the techniques I outline, for as long as you create.

Is there any live component to the course?

Better Drawing Bootcamp: Special Unit and Better Drawing Bootcamp: Leaders Track includes a private webinar for students. The date and time of this 1 hour Q&A session is Sept 18 at 7 pm EST, with replay access available.

I know it can sometimes feel like you plateau in your skill, and that’s all there is.

And that No matter what you do, you will see no new improvement in your skill.

The REAL reason your art skill has plateaued is because you need this formula of deliberate practice.

If you want to draw faster, feel more confident in expressing your ideas, and have foundational art skills that improve ALL the art you create, join Better Drawing Bootcamp today.