The Importance of Thumbnail Sketching
Draw and Explore Concepts More Effectively

What you will learn

How to Improve Your Illustrations by Creating Good Thumbnails

Explore Ideas More Efficiently

Improve Your Drawing Abilities


Create Better Illustrations by Understanding the Importance of the Rough Sketch

Thumbnailing your artwork is an integral part of the illustration process.  It can save you an immense amount of time and can spark your creative thinking.  This course is here to help you improve that aspect of your work.  The goal should be to explore a variety of ideas quickly and without too much judgement.  They don’t need to be perfect.  Even in this rough sketch stage you can explore things like perspective, composition, proportions, and storytelling.  Then once you have your ideas in place, refinement will come more naturally!

Lessons in this Course –

L1 – Drawing with Basic Forms and Overlaps

L2 – Using Basic Forms to Draw the Body

L3 – The Benefits of Thumbnailing the Sketch

L4 – Refining the Concept

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Just remember to explore the rough sketch phase of the work. It’s your blue print to the rest of the drawing. If that is right, the illustration will turn out much more confident looking and chances are you will get it done faster.

Keep in mind that with any of my courses I will be happy to add new content based upon your valuable feedback.  Feel free to reach out to me and let me know what your specific needs are.

It allows me to have a better understanding of what to teach next and deliver you the content that will help you.

I hope you enjoy this course and good luck with your art!


Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics




Introduction to this Course

The Benefits of Thumbnail Sketching

Drawing with Basic Forms and Overlaps
Using Basic Forms to Draw the Body
The Benefits of Thumbnailing the Work
Refining the Concept