Ever felt envious of someone sketching a quick doodle on the train and thought, 'I wish I could draw like that?' Well, you're not alone! So many of us wish we could draw like our favourite artists, but lack the patience, time and skills we think we need to get there.
3dtotal recognises this problem and set out to come up with a solution. After talking to artists in the industry and holding group tests with local artists and hobbyists, the Sketch Workshop was born - a complete sketching solution for beginners and hobbyists alike.
"It is only by drawing often - drawing everything, drawing incessantly - that one fine day you discover, to your surprise, that you have rendered something in its true character." Camille Pissaro
The Sketch Workshop is an innovative and fun way for people of all ages to find the inspiration to pick up a pencil - and draw! We've created a number of guides that cover popular topics such as anatomy, characters, creatures, robots and spaceships, and cityscapes, all loaded into a ready-to-go sketch workbook (approximately 30 pages each) and encased in a luxury leather-style binder.
"You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh." John Singer Sargent
Each workshop has been created by a top artist and gives you all the tips and tricks you need to help you grasp the fundamental elements needed to craft sketches from scratch. The topics chosen have been selected with every genre of artist in mind, from the traditional to digital and everything in-between.
Ultimately, we hope the Sketch Workshop will get you drawing again, and then become a beautifully designed tool to continue your future sketches and breed forever inspiration!
The leather-style binder is A4-sized and can securely hold a workbook plus a number of drawing tools - pencils, pens, rulers, erasers and so on
The design allows everything to be concealed safely and streamlined to make it portable for on-the-go sketching, while the inside fold keeps pens and pencils separate from your workbook when not in use
A sturdy backboard has been inserted into the binder to make sketching possible wherever you are. A thick elastic strap also means there is never any fear of losing your pencils or sketchbook
A classy design to suit all. And when you've completed all your sketch workbooks, it'll become a favourite folder for your drawing tools and sketchbooks
We launched this project on Kickstarter project in November 2013 (here) and the response was overwhelming. To make the project come to life, we needed £18,000 and we managed to hit that target in less than 24hours. The project then went from strength to strength with over £80,000 being made in the final hours. The excitement levels from everyone remained high throughout… !
"Just hopped on the bandwagon! I'm so glad to have discovered this project. Super stoked :D"
"No. 1 art project on Kicktraq, and showing up on the 'popular this week' page of kickstarter... I think £70k can happen if we all keep sharing the link!"
"Woohoo robots and spaceship made it! Looking forward to some cool battleship designs, great work really can't wait."
We are now furiously working on all the elements we need to have together ready for the estimated release in June 2014. This involves liaising with all the incredible artists, finalizing the workbook templates and content and all the boring stuff like getting boxes reading for shipping!
If you missed the project and want to get your hands on the Sketch Workshop in June 2014, please register your interest below and we will email you closer to the release date. Once you’ve done that, hop over to the Kickstarter project here where you can read all the latest updates and see more details!
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