Hello, I'm Alessia.
I work in different media depending on the project, it's usually digital painting, acrylics, watercolour, 35mm film, photography, performance, and more.
My courses focus on Procreate and small size drawing and painting, all things anyone could do from the comfort of their home. I'd love to inspire and share what I think it's important to improve your art skills.
I'm 28 years old, and I'm a student of BA Fine Arts in London.
I was born and raised in Sicily, Italy. I moved to the UK in 2012 to expand my art practice and I've been here since then, always looking for new ways to achieve complete artistic freedom.
"Alessia Sketchbook" was born to expand and share skills that I don't get to use in what I call my studio-based art practice (which is usually more conceptual and focused on broad research.
Being away from my studio for a while, I've felt the need to create without making a mess in my landlord's apartment! I started sharing digital paintings, all created from my kitchen table, and it all snowballed into a website and my first online course. I absolutely love it. Teaching online at my own pace, and having immediate feedback and ideas is the best thing.
I believe that creativity is truly for everyone, it doesn't matter where you are from and if you went to art school. Being creative means getting in the flow, being free to move your brush as you want, making choices without fearing judgment even from yourself.
Talent is a myth! Practice, time, and research is the real secret in the arts. Here you can feel free to ask, share and learn what you like. Enjoying the process and stimulating the brain is the goal.