Samantha Youssef and Crafting Imagination

Van Houtte shared the written interview! Thank you everyone for all your amazing support around this opportunity! You can see it via the link below:

Van Houtte presents Making Life a Masterpiece: Samantha Youssef

So excited to have been a part of this and to finally share it with all of you! This was such an honour to be featured in such a nice way for the Van Houtte campaign.
- Samantha Youssef

Making Life a Masterpiece is a series by Van Houtte telling the stories of inspirational people who are not only masters of their craft, but making a difference in their community. They make life a masterpiece through their expertise and exceptional passion - just like our inspiration, Albert-Louis Van Houtte.

ComicCon 2017 - Studio Technique & Dr.Sketchy Montreal

Had another fun filled drawing workshop with Dr.Sketchy Montreal at ComicCon 2017!

Thank you everyone that came to draw with us! It was wonderful to share drawing tips with such passionate artists.

I was so happy to have the chance to talk with many of you, and am overwhelmed with your positive feedback on my book, Movement & Form.  Thank you for your support!

- Samantha

Comic Con 2017 - Dynamic Posing Workshop


Studio Technique and Dr. Sketchy Montreal will be joining forces again this year to offer an exciting drawing workshop at Montreal Comic Con!  It will have the fun vibe everyone loves about Dr. Sketchy Montreal and Samantha Youssef will be sharing some drawing insight for professional and amateur artists alike!

The Workshop takes place on Sunday, July 9, from 11:00-12:30.

Our model will be dressed as Britney Waters (a.k.a. Red Riding Hood) from Grimm Fairy Tales! Its going to be a fun event!

As well, copies of The Youssef Drawing Syllabus: Movement & Form will be for sale and Samantha will be available for book signings!


It has been a great honour to be offering workshops and discussing art with fellow artists at Syn Studio's Gathering of the Masters 2017! Looking forward to Mondays Workshop!

- Samantha

 Conversation with the masters panel: Left to right - Matt Rhodes, Samantha Youssef, Ian McQue, Karla Ortiz, Anthony Walsh (MODERATING) , Rasmus Poulsen, Nivanh Chanthara, Raphael Lacoste

Conversation with the masters panel: Left to right - Matt Rhodes, Samantha Youssef, Ian McQue, Karla Ortiz, Anthony Walsh (MODERATING) , Rasmus Poulsen, Nivanh Chanthara, Raphael Lacoste

Art Models 10


Art Models are releasing their tenth book compilation, Art Models 10.

It has a great variety of poses; from classical poses, character & performance oriented poses, dynamic poses, a selection of hand & feet references and portrait shots. After seeing the book, the selection of poses in this collection is inspiring.

There are also some of the poses from the photo shoot I had the opportunity to direct for The Youssef Drawing Syllabus: Movement & Form!

As figurative or character artists, it's essential to study the human figure from life. Nothing replaces that experience. However as access to a studio space with a model can be difficult or not always accessible at every hour of the day, Art Models has provided the absolute best resource I have come across that comes as close to being in a live studio as you can achieve.

Every pose they photograph is available digitally with a full 360 rotation from their custom studio, which is built to photograph the model at every angle so that you can turn the pose around and get a real sense of how it works, recreating the opportunities that only being in a studio space can afford you.

Adding to that, their models are incredible, the photography and lighting is beautiful.

Their latest book offers a great variety and samples of their work, and for the full library, you can visit them on!

- Samantha Youssef
  Artistic Director, Studio Technique