Frequently Asked Questions

Tap on the question to see the answer – or scroll down to read through all of the answers, and you’ll get a good overview of everything we do.

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How do I benefit from your free sketch downloads?

How do I browse sketches?

How do I find specific sketches?

How do I download sketches?

How do I use the sketches?

How do I support you by becoming a member?

What is YouTube membership and how do I join?

What is Patreon membership and how do I join?

How else can I support your work?

Can I purchase a painting?

How do I donate using your tip jar?

What are affiliate links and how do I use them?

Where can I follow you online?

Where can I shop your products?


Answers:

How do I benefit from your free sketch downloads?

How do I browse sketches?

All of our most recent sketches are listed, with the newest first, on Free Sketch Downloads page.

You can browse older sketches by date, via the Sketches menu.

We also offer convenient bundles of sketches, with new bundles being added from time to time.

How do I find specific sketches?

You can search for a specific sketch using our site search. This can be found in three places on the site: 1) in the top menu, next to ‘Home’, 2) in the footer menu, next to the link to our sister YouTube channel From the Garden, or 3) in the social / links bar at the very bottom of the site, next to the email icon.

How do I download sketches?

I demonstrate how to find, order and download sketches here.

You need to order your chosen sketches, in much the same way as you would order any product on a website: first add them to your basket, then create an account if necessary, and check out.

The main difference is that most of our sketches are ‘Name your Price’ items, which means that you need to choose the price you would like to pay before you can add the sketch to your basket.

Once everything is in your basket, you check out as usual. If you are downloading for free (ie you have chosen ‘0’ as the price) you will not be asked for payment details. If you have an amount to pay, you can choose between PayPal and Stripe to complete the payment.

Once you have paid you can access your sketches in one of two ways: 1) via your confirmation email, or 2) via the Downloads page in your Account.

The final steps of opening and printing the sketches will depend on your device. If you need help you can email us at studio@dianeantone.com and we will do our best!

How do I use the sketches?

There are essentially two ways of transferring an image onto a piece of watercolor paper.

The first is by covering the back of the printout with pencil, and then tracing over the lines of the sketch onto the watercolor paper below. I demonstrate this method here.

The second is by placing the watercolor paper on top of the sketch and shining light through from below (using a window or a lightbox), to allow you to trace directly onto the watercolor paper. I demonstrate this method here.

How do I support you by becoming a member?

What is YouTube Membership and how do I join?

YouTube Membership is a monthly subscription which is offered via, and managed on, the YouTube platform. You can choose between three membership tiers and you get special perks on YouTube as a thank you for your support.

You also get access to our Private Members Facebook Group. Here you’ll find daily challenges and prompts to help you on your watercolor journey, as well as a very friendly and supportive private place to share your work.

The YouTube Membership subscription fee is paid directly to YouTube (Google). They take a 30% management fee, and pass the remainder on to us.

You need to use a computer / browser to join, because the option doesn’t yet exist on tablets or phones. Once you have joined, you can access the perks on any device.

Here is the link you need to browse the perks and to join: https://www.youtube.com/@dianeantonestudio/join

What is Patreon Membership and how do I join?

Patreon Membership is a monthly or annual subscription which is offered via, and managed on, the Patreon platform. You can choose between three membership tiers and you get special perks on Patreon as a thank you for your support.

You also get access to our Private Members Facebook Group. Here you’ll find daily challenges and prompts to help you on your watercolor journey, as well as a very friendly and supportive private place to share your work.

The Patreon Membership subscription fee is paid directly to Patreon. They take a 10-15% management fee, and pass the remainder on to us.

Here is the link you need to browse the perks and to join: https://www.patreon.com/dianeantonestudio

How else can I support your work?

Can I purchase an original painting?

Yes, all of my YouTube tutorial paintings, as well as the sketches and paintings I share on social media, are for sale. If you are interested in purchasing one or more paintings, please email studio@dianeantone.com and we will let you know availability and price.

How do I donate using your tip jar?

There are links to the tip jar in US dollars, Pounds Sterling and Euros at the bottom of every page on this website. Donations are made via PayPal.

What are affiliate links and how do I use them?

Affiliate links are used by retailers (like Amazon) who work with creators (like us) to advertise and promote their products. Affiliate links are special tracked links that tell a retailer when a customer has been recommended to them by a creator who is part of their affiliate program.

We have affiliate accounts with Amazon, Blick and Jacksons. When you click on an affiliate link and buy an item, your purchase is automatically connected to our affiliate account and we are paid a small percentage (usually about 2%) of the purchase price. This does not affect the price you pay.

In the case of Amazon, any purchase made within 24 hours of clicking on the link will still be associated with our account – including purchases of items that we do not link to directly, although in that case the percentage paid to us is smaller. Shopping via our Amazon Storefront on amazon.com or on amazon.co.uk will also automatically support us in the same way.

Where can I follow you online?

On YouTube:

Diane Antone Studio for watercolor tutorials, and From the Garden for inspiration from the natural world.

On Patreon:

Diane Antone Studio

On Facebook:

Follow the Diane Antone Studio Facebook page and the From the Garden Facebook page.

Join the groups Learn to Paint Watercolour with Diane Antone Studio and Learn to Paint with Diane Antone Studio

If you are a member of our YouTube membership or our Patreon membership, join the exclusive members-only Diane Antone Studio Members Group.

On Instagram:

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On TikTok:

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Where can I shop your products?

We have a range of instant digital downloads and physical products available on this website, and Diane Antone Studio merchandise on Spring:

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