Artist Inspired II is back!

To celebrate, I decided to release part of a lesson from it for you to enjoy absolutely free. Perhaps it will inspire you to have a go at this approach, perhaps you’ll decide you want to join us, or maybe it’ll help you decide against it!

Whatever your experience, may it spark something for you, preferably in the direction of the studio. ;)


Marlene Dumas: Human Essence

Materials used:


Key words to keep in mind for this lesson:

  • essence
  • speed
  • values
  • suggestive


password: marlene1

Your optional challenge or focus for this lesson:

Use a selfie and make several drawings from it, trying as many approaches as you can think of.



To see the lesson in full, as well as a whole range of lessons exploring the work of several other female artists as a means of developing your own unique voice as an artist, click here or the image on the left.

This course is self study, so you can sign up at a time that suits you, and take it at your own pace. There is a non-compulsory Facebook group for connecting and sharing.




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