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First, let me quickly introduce myself.. My name is Mitch Bowler and I’m the guy that started Pencil Kings back in 2010!

Now I want to tell you… you’re in exactly the right place if you’re a completely new artist. In fact, you’ll be in great company, because over half of the Pencil Kings community is made up of beginners just like you.

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Who am I?

Hi! I’m Mitch, the Founder of Pencil Kings.  I worked in the Film and Game industries for 12 years as a Technical Art Director, and now focus full time on helping other artists achieve their goals. 

IMPORTANT: From May 5th, Pencil Kings’ Community Membership, unlimited access to the 80+ courses, all the live training events and Art Challenges will be $29.99

Join today at the 2015 yearly price for just $199.95 and save $159 straight away!

YearlyBest Value

$ 199.95

Per Year
  • Access all courses & videos
  • Access private artist community
  • Access to live training events
  • Share your work & get feedback
  • Cancel any time

Sign up now and save $159! Get 12 month’s
unlimited access at last year’s pricing.

Sign up now!

Monthly

$ 29.95

Per Month
  • Access all courses & videos
  • Access private artist community
  • Access to live training events
  • Share your work & get feedback
  • Cancel any time

From May 5th Pencil Kings’ Monthly option
will be $29.95 (Yearly access will be $299.95)

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YearlyBest Value

$ 299.95

Per Year
  • Access all courses & videos
  • Access private artist community
  • Access to live training events
  • Share your work & get feedback
  • Cancel any time
Sign up now!

Monthly

$ 29.95

Per Month
  • Access all courses & videos
  • Access private artist community
  • Access to live training events
  • Share your work & get feedback
  • Cancel any time
Sign up now!

Where Do I Start?

Once you’re a member, you’ll be able to choose from any of the courses, but we know this can be a little overwhelming – especially when you’re starting out.

So, what we’ll do is as soon as you sign up we’ll get you to fill out a quick survey to get an idea of what you want to accomplish with your art.

That way, we can direct you to the courses that are best suited to you and give you suggestions on which order to do them in. This is great because you will always have a crystal clear idea on what your next steps should be.

Now, the courses cover the basics of both digital and traditional art, which will give you a great base to take your art wherever you would like.

We’ve also given special focus to creating more foundation courses that are perfect for completely new artists.

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If you’ve never really drawn much before, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you start picking up the habits of the instructors you’ll be learning from.

But, Will it Be Too Difficult?

As a beginner you might be wondering if you can really handle this, or if it will be too advanced… or what happens when you hit a roadblock or get stuck?

The courses are organized by skill level so you can see which courses are best suited for you. And when you get stuck you don’t have to worry because you’ll have access to a safe and friendly community of artists that are there to help you out on your journey.

It’s simple – you just post your question inside, and the community is there to help.

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What Exactly Will I Learn? Here are Some Examples…

To get an idea of where you can start here’s a few courses we think you would really enjoy:

Ready to Start Sketching?

Sketching on Location is one of our most popular courses. It will get your creative juices flowing by starting you off easy with simple life sketching. This is a great place to begin because sketching naturally leads into so many other areas of drawing.

Want to Dive into Digital Art?

If you want to go digital, then the Ultimate Guide to Photoshop takes you through a single project and teaches you all of the tools in Photoshop.   Learning to properly use your software is so important because being able to use your tools properly will make everything you do in the future so much easier!

So, even if you’ve never used Photoshop before, you’ll know exactly what to do to create realistic paintings.  You’ll also be able to take your skills even further to push the boundaries of your creativity by finally knowing how to achieve the look you’ve been going for.

And the coolest part? Everything you learn in this course can be applied to pretty much any other digital painting software – the only difference will be that certain tools will have different names, but the essential workflow and process of making digital art is the same no matter which software you use.

Even though you’ll be learning by creating a painting, you’ll be mastering all of the essential skills you need for activities like photo retouching, image editing, digital drawing, portfolio development and on and on.

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This course alone is 9 hours and 34 minutes, and really does cover everything a digital artist needs.

You’ll learn more by going through this course than by attending an entire semester at university – and you can do it all without the hefty price tag of traditional learning! 

Excited for Figure Drawing?

We also know that learning to draw the figure is important to pretty much every artist on the planet and we’ve broken down the figure in several different ways, but to start, how about drawing each feature of the face in detail?

Individual Courses Covering Each Detail of the Face

There are few things in life as satisfying as drawing faces, and you’ll be able to follow along by understanding everything you need to draw each feature in detail. In fact there’s an individual course for each and every feature of the face, so if you just want to focus on drawing eyes, you can learn all about just that feature.

Now we’re just scratching the surface here with a tiny fraction of the different courses that you will have instant access to, and remember – each month, we release brand new courses for you to learn from, so there’s always something new and your library of courses and teachers continues to grow over time.

PK_SY_2000x1040_Eye_DrawingHow to Draw Eyes

PK_SY_2000x1040_Hair_DrawingHow to Draw Hair

How to Draw the Mouth

PK_SY_2000x1040_Ear_DrawingHow to Draw Ears

Drawing Facial Expressions

How to Draw the Nose

Want More? You will have instant access to
56 professionally recorded courses including
480 individual videos – all waiting for you…

But, What If I Don’t Have a Lot of Time?

Having access to all those courses is great, but there’s one problem commonly experienced by most artists, and that’s keeping motivated. So, to help you with this, we’ve created easy 5 minute art exercises to go along with the course lessons so even if you’re busy you can still get in, learn something from the video and then take some action on what you have just watched.

This is the perfect way to continually improve as an artist every day, even if you have a hectic schedule.  Taking some small action each day will eventually lead up to big rewards, and as you continue to develop the habit you’ll find yourself wanting to work on your art more and more.

We’ve made it easy for you to fit art into your life in both a meaningful and actionable way.

What Do the Existing Members Say About Pencil Kings?

Why one member chose Pencil Kings over another popular site…

I was a member of a larger training site for a few years.  Yes, I learnt lots, but I noticed that the website was diversifying into all sorts of other areas and the website was getting just too darn busy and cluttered…

Then I found Pencil Kings website (I read about it in ImagineFX) and I was hooked!  Your movies are clear and focused, the artists/tutors nail it when explaining the ‘how to’ elements…..and the movies are not too long where I might find myself nodding off after a hard day’s work 😉  I love the feeling that it’s as if I’m looking over the artists shoulder as I watch him/her draw.  I just finished watching Brian Wong on how to sketch people and I’m having a blast doing my own sketches since following his advice.  And Francis Vallejo’s movies are great also.  Easy to tell all these guys are superbly professional at what they do.

Joan Murray

How one member got his motivation back…

A few months ago you sent me the link on a good book that could help me get through my hard time. Well I just wanted to let you know that you helped me a lot with that. It changed my mind about troubles I faced and helped me get some new motivation. I’m grateful you helped me with your kind messages when I was low, so thanks again Mitch!

My hard time is fading away now and I’m creative again, I’m designing snowboards and longboards, doing some portraits and trying to figure out who I am as an Artist and doing some stuff I like to do. That’s it, have a great day.

Ladislas Chachignot

How one member turbo charged his learning…

I really have to say thanks a million times – I have honestly never ever been learning such much during such a short amount of time. 

This really re-lighted my creative fire in so many ways.

Johan Mets

Can I See Some Member Art Examples?

Sure thing!  Take a look at some of the artwork that students have done below.

Member Examples From Our Video Courses

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Here are my results from the Ultimate Photoshop course. I highly recommend this course to anyone new or newish to Photoshop.
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Member Examples From our Drawing Workshops

We love getting together as a community to help motivate and inspire each other to take action and not only learn, but also create great art on a consistent basis.  Here are some video examples of some fundamental skill challenges that we have held in the past.

The Figure Drawing Challenge

In this course students were given the opportunity to learn everything that they need to draw figures from their imaginations (meaning without having to look at a photo) in just 30 days.  It was a real challenge to deliver and absorb all of this knowledge, but those that rose to the challenge certainly did see a huge improvement in their confidence and ability to draw figures, even if they didn’t have a photo or live model to draw from.

The Shading Challenge

In this workshop, students were given training 3 times a week, and live coaching twice a week to ask the instructor questions.  The idea was to take the best shading training and condense it as much as possible so that in 30 days the students would be able to have a breakthrough with their ability to shade figures, environments and everyday objects.  This video shows the “before and after” course images from some of the students.

But…What If I Become a Member and Don’t Like It?

To make sure that you absolutely love your membership to Pencil Kings we want you to set your mind at ease by giving you two guarantees that you can take to the bank…

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The Love it or Leave it Guarantee

This guarantee states that you have a full 30 days to try out your full membership to Pencil Kings.  This means access to all of the lessons, all of the exercises, the live workshops, the community, the artist interviews and any other goodies we happen to be running at the time.  You get it all, and if you don’t love it at the end of the 30 days, feel free to get in touch, and we will cancel your account and give you a complete 100% refund – no questions asked.

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The Lightbulb Moment Guarantee

This guarantee states that within your first 7 days of becoming a member and starting to watch the courses you will have a personal lightbulb moment, otherwise known as a ‘personal breakthrough,’ by learning something profound that you didn’t know before.

If you don’t have a personal lightbulb moment within your first 7 days of browsing the site and would like a full refund, just send us an email and we will give you 100% of your cash back – no questions asked.

So, Here’s the Bottom Line…

The last thing you’re probably wondering about is cost, and I want to take a minute to recap what you’re getting, and where your money actually goes.

The Basic membership costs $29.95 a month, and this gets you access to all of our existing courses, plus an additional 2 new courses each month. And these aren’t just any courses – we look at literally hundreds of artists to find those that excel at a particular skill and then get them to explain how they’re able to get such great results.

This means you learn from the best, in the area where they excel and the result is that you’re able to start producing stunning work, without having to spend years and years of trial and error.  We’ll show you exactly what works – every time!

Then on top of that we add the simple 5 minute homework exercises that are easy to do and so important to actually improving your skill by applying what you learn right away.

If you tried to hire one of these artists individually they’d easily charge you at least $50 an hour to teach you what they know… but instead you can learn from them whenever you want, and as much as you want, and for a fraction of the cost of a private tutor.

You’ll also have access to the private community – and this is pretty important, because we know it can be a little scary to post your work publicly on the internet, but inside the community your work is safe and you’re surrounded by other dedicated art students who are in the exact same mindset as you, and also taking part in the same course exercises so you can see how the other artists did with the same homework that you did.

Lastly, you’ll get access to our archive of artist interviews, where we’ve gone out and asked successful artists about how they got started, and what they learned along the way. You’ll be able to incorporate their wisdom into your own story and use it to help you advance as an artist.

It can be a lonely journey and hearing the inspiring stories of other artists can really be a big pick-me-up when you’re feeling low and need some inspiration to keep moving forward.

And you get all of this for about 67 cents a day…

Seriously… Everything for Just 82 Cents a Day?!

Absolutely, and when you think about it is a really great deal!

For just 82 cents you get access to a private art club, where artists just like you from all over the world are improving their skills by learning from professionals who have generously shared their hard-earned knowledge.

And – you get to do all of this from the comfort of your own home, whenever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

To get started, just click the button below, enter your details and I will look forward to talking to you inside the Pencil Kings Private Community.

IMPORTANT: From May 5th, Pencil Kings’ Community Membership, unlimited access to the 80+ courses, all the live training events and Art Challenges will be $29.99

Join today at the 2015 yearly price for just $199.95 and save $159 straight away!

YearlyBest Value

$ 199.95

Per Year
  • Access all courses & videos
  • Access private artist community
  • Access to live training events
  • Share your work & get feedback
  • Cancel any time

Sign up now and save $159! Get 12 month’s
unlimited access at last year’s pricing.

Sign up now!

Monthly

$ 29.95

Per Month
  • Access all courses & videos
  • Access private artist community
  • Access to live training events
  • Share your work & get feedback
  • Cancel any time

From May 5th Pencil Kings’ Monthly option
will be $29.95 (Yearly access will be $299.95)

bt_monthly_pricing_new

YearlyBest Value

$ 299.95

Per Year
  • Access all courses & videos
  • Access private artist community
  • Access to live training events
  • Share your work & get feedback
  • Cancel any time
Sign up now!

Monthly

$ 29.95

Per Month
  • Access all courses & videos
  • Access private artist community
  • Access to live training events
  • Share your work & get feedback
  • Cancel any time
Sign up now!