Sharpen Your Pencils – The Sktchy Subscription Launches June 4

 
 More drawing leads to more smiling (Pictured:  Sophie McPike )

More drawing leads to more smiling (Pictured: Sophie McPike)

 

Update: The Sktchy Subscription launched! Enjoy a free trial, with no sign-up or credit card required, until Monday, June 11, when the subscription will become available via in-app purchase. Open Sktchy and tap "Daily Tip" in your Home feed to view the latest tips and learn more.

It’s late, and your head just hit the pillow. As you work into a comfy sleeping position, you think about all of the things you did today. Emails, meetings, cooking, cleaning, scrolling, liking, tapping and scrolling some more.

Something’s missing. What is it? Ah, that’s right, you think, as you sink deeper into sleepiness. I never got to

In the morning, you wake to the sound of a new push notification. With a bright bing! it takes its place atop the stack of alerts that have piled up over night. 

Before your feet touch the floor, you’ve answered an email. Before your first sip of coffee, you’ve formed an opinion on Donald Trump’s latest tweet. As you wait for a YouTube ad to reach its skip point, you spot your sketchbook on the kitchen table. You recall that last, incomplete thought before you fell asleep: I never got to…draw.

 
 Studies link drawing to myriad positive outcomes including less stress, sharper focus and increased happiness (Pictured:  Burd Turd )

Studies link drawing to myriad positive outcomes including less stress, sharper focus and increased happiness (Pictured: Burd Turd)

 

The irony is that drawing is exactly what you need. Studies show it sharpens focus, boosts memory, improves communication skills, decreases stress and increases happiness.

Not that you need the hard sell: You love drawing. You want to draw every day. It’s just that–bing!–life gets in the way.

it's time to draw

This is exactly why Sktchy is launching an in-app subscription: to help you build a life-changing drawing habit, and keep it going.* Each day, as a subscriber, you will get everything you need to conquer the blank page, directly inside the Sktchy app:

  • A new drawing tip from an extraordinary Sktchy artist
  • A video that demonstrates the tip
  • An inspiring reference photo to draw

You will also be able to set a regular drawing reminder. So when the time comes, all you have to do is sit down and start sketching. 

 
 "Sktchy got me drawing and creating regularly more than I've ever done before" -  Danna Feintuch

"Sktchy got me drawing and creating regularly more than I've ever done before" - Danna Feintuch

 

Sktchy has helped thousands of artists around the world break through creative block and fill up their sketchbooks. With the launch of the in-app subscription, we’re taking this mission to a higher level. 

As an artist, you want to learn. You want to feel your artistic powers growing. You want to be part of a community that will inspire you to push through creative obstacles, pick you up when you’re in a rut and celebrate your breakthroughs. That’s what this subscription is all about.

 
 Subscribe to learn from extraordinary Sktchy artists (Pictured:  Nadyia Duff )

Subscribe to learn from extraordinary Sktchy artists (Pictured: Nadyia Duff)

 

Like yoga or meditation, drawing promotes incredibly positive outcomes and can work wonders on your well-being. This is why we’re so committed to helping you and people everywhere build a drawing habit. Together, we can sketch our way toward a happier, more creative world.

We’ll be sharing more information about the subscription before it launches on Monday, June 4. Stay tuned for more details on how to subscribe and the first group of featured artists.

In the meantime, sharpen your pencils.

*Sktchy will remain a free app that you can join and use at no cost. As an option, you will be able to register for the Sktchy Subscription via in-app purchase. Price TBA.