Sketchbook to Style Boot Camp is a 15 module digital course that walks you through exactly how to begin your sketchbook practice, commit to a creative habit, and use that sketchbook to unleash your inner artist.
"I’m actually enjoying the sharing because the feedback is helping me see my style."
"I forget that with drawing the possibilities are endless. There are no restrictions. Thank you for the amazing workshop assignments so far. I’m finding my style and enjoying myself while pushing myself not to give up."
"I just realized I'm few assignments away fom completion. This has been an amazing journey."
"I’m also super excited and relieved I’ve found Might Could Studios. Christine’s work is inspirational. Her lessons are thoughtfully written to help artists along with their own journey to where that might be. She's super sweet, personable, human, and just a joy to work with and I’m so glad she part of my life and my journey."
"Never had a sketch book embarrassing enough and now that has changed."
"Since starting with book camp with Christine... you can clearly see where I begin to totally loosen up and scribble. It is liberating."
"It wasn’t until Christine have I found more confidence in myself."
"I don't ever want it to end."
There are countless “How to Draw” classes and videos on the internet. What I’m teaching in this course is something much deeper—something that pushes the boundaries of artmaking. If those other How-To classes are like learning to play technically-correct, traditional, Classical music—this class is like learning to play Jazz. It’s about self-expression, individuality, improvisation and above all, style.
This class is not about perspective, tone, shading, lighting, or color theory. I’m not going to show you how to draw a circle. I’m going to guide you down the path so you can find how you draw a circle. I don’t want to teach you my style, I want to teach you to find your style.
This course guides you through every part of the sketchbook journey step-by-step: what tools, the blank page, paying attention, looking inside, developing a habit, doing the work, and drawing from daily life and how to keep up this creative habit for life.
Are you one of those folks who say you can't draw? Guess what! I believe everyone can draw! And learning to draw in your own style is sometimes even easier for people who haven't spent years trying to "learn" how to draw the "right" way. Included in the course are basic drawing tips and techniques.
...my hand fell into an enjoyable flow of its own, before my brain could get a chance to say, 'What the hey?!'"
“Milestone! Today I sat down to draw, in pen, without caring about the outcome. I was at peace and felt like whatever would be would be. These [drawings] were not for one of the assignments, but ARE a result of doing the course! :) ”
"I had a lot of fun doing these! And thank you for all the wonderful feedback on our progress. This group is very encouraging and positive. It's making me want to do more daring sketches and I'm finding this all kind of therapeutic."
Sketchbooks let you tap into your instincts, drop your worries, and inject a playful enjoyment into the act of drawing.
It’s about getting out of a final artwork, planned out artwork, perfection expectation frame of mind. We will fill our sketchbooks with new ideas, old memories, people we love, things we love, our daily life, and imagination.
Our sketchbooks will be a visual representation of our minds and hearts and our Self. It will be a means to an end (the joy creativity brings us) and a source for new ideas and projects.
It will be the key to developing your style of drawing, and learning how to draw like you.
Once you really commit to your sketchbook practice, and follow through... you’ll never experience drawing the same again.
Need some accountability, inspiration, and motivation? When you enroll in this course, you'll receive an invitation to Might Could Studiomates, our creative community of artists supporting each other on our artistic journeys. Talk with other like-minded students at all different stages of the sketchbook to style process, sharing assignments, sketchbook pages, problems, and successes! And I'll be in there sharing all my assignments and chatting around as well!
Might Could Studiomates is a space for like-minded artists to come together where we can access premium educational content, but also access each other. It's a space for artist-to-artist conversations and student-led events, challenges, and groups.
Enrolled students will have private student-only groups to share and discuss drawing assignments and course-specific topics, as well as extracurriculars like the book club, studio playlist, drawing challenges, open chat rooms, spaces to share work, live events, and more. For now, only enrolled students are being invited in.
This course is is taught with an upbeat, love-to-draw, fun, positive attitude. But! I'm also not afraid to give it to you straight, pull you up off that wallowing couch, and push you towards your drawing desk to get busy and do the work!
"Though I've taken collegiate-level art and drawing courses before, I had a really tough time being proud of my every-day drawings before finding Christine's classes. I can truly say she has been an integral part of finding my confidence as an artist so far."
"I have been drawing every day!! I know for a fact that what I've learned in just the first 5 sections of this bootcamp is what has given me the confidence to take on a daily challenge like this. Before I would have spent hours agonizing over the look of each of these guys, now they just seem to flow. <3 <3"
"Wow, this has been quite a ride... the first tracing felt like it'll take me ages... by the third one, the big-picture process became the exciting part, planning out where to draw the lines from, what order to take etc. Now it's 4:39 AM -- I better call it a night!" –Matej J.
Hallo! I’m Christine, an illustrator and artist at Might Could Studios.
I make books and comics, and I draw a whoooole lot. Throughout the past 4 years, I’ve taught over 45,000 aspiring and established artists, helping them learn new skills, grow more confident, and develop their unique artistic styles.
I’ve been drawing for over 20 years and have been drawing as my full-time career for over 5 years. My core belief is that art is good and we should all make more of it. I want to encourage you to make more art, and help you find the way you want to make it.
A potentially embarrassing (for me) insider look into all my sketchbooks, from 2006 until 2017. Most of these pages haven't been seen by anyone and you'll get a first hand deep look into how my style has progressed and grown through my sketchbooks over the past 11 years! This is something personal and special that I've never shared anywhere else before.
This exclusive sneak peek video is yours free as part of this limited-time special offer to enroll in Sketchbook to Style Boot Camp (the video is already uploaded to your account and you will see it when you login after you enroll).
"[Drawn] whilst resisting the temptation to control everything. When I switch my brain off and let myself just draw, I am frequently struck by how differently my head would have done the same job."
"OK, Christine Nishiyama, I think that you have already proven to me that I DON'T need to sketch everything in pencil first and that just going for it with a non-erasable pen is also wild fun.”
"It's refreshing to make mistakes and then think: 'Ok, whatever, that's funny' instead of taking it all too seriously.
Thank you again Christine Nishiyama!"
"Having a blast with these! Resisting the urge to research and plan everything out is hard for me but it has definitely led to some happy accidents that teach me more about myself!”
"I always learn something new from Christine. I think my favorite part about her teaching style is how she breaks things down visually and in a simple and conversational way. I am visual and need step by steps which can be hard to find when it comes to teaching art style and art concepts. When I implement her teachings from composition to dynamic gestures, my art always improves and my confidence grows. I'm excited about what classes I have seen and will see in the future!"
Erika Barriga, Illustrator + Designer
"When I quit my soul-sucking job, I decided to reset and needed to learn new skills to find my next path. I found Christine’s class and she changed my life. She was a great teacher, inspiring, solutions-focused and pragmatic. She made the craft seem simple and she helped remove all my fears of trying something new. I ended up co-creating an innovative children’s book that was then featured by Mashable, Fast Company, Adweek, CoolMomPicks, etc. THANK YOU Christine!"
–Mara Lecocq, Creative Director, Secret Code Founder, #GirlBoss Contributer
"I found the concepts and process Christine taught in her class were very valuable to me when creating my art portfolio for graduate school. The skills I learned from her, such as how to portray the most essential characteristics of an animal or object, have carried over into my school work and current job. She offers thoughtful, constructive feedback, which helped take my scientific illustrations to the next level. I would recommend taking a course with Christine to other artists!"
–Matan Berson, UX Designer
“The thing about Christine is that she is so approachable. As a teacher, she addresses her student as an equal, which in turn, allows the student to have confidence in her own ability.”
–Paige Meredith Ray, Artist + Illustrator
How much is Sketchbook to Style? You could try to figure it out on your own, spending hundreds of hours watching YouTube videos and small courses, floundering around.
You could go to art school, spending four years and +$168,000.
You could keep drawing on your own for 20+ years, just making slow progress.
OR you could save yourself years of frustration and thousands of dollars and enroll in the entire Sketchbook to Style Boot Camp guided system and get full access today for just $297.
Sketchbook to Style Boot Camp comes with a 30-day 100% money back guarantee. This is the biggest course I've ever made, and I take a lot of pride in the quality of my courses and I stand behind the concepts I teach. This process workedfor me, and if you put in the time and effort, I have the utmost confidence it will work for you too.
If, within 30 days, you are unhappy for whatever reason just email me and you will receive a full refund. I stand behind all Sketchbook to Style 100%.