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Hey there!  I’m Arvind and I love teaching others how to discover their talents in the arts! I feel that EVERYONE has the ability to bring about their “A” game and all it takes is a little encouragement and inspiration to help you to discover the artist within!

 My Story

I know how hard it is to be able to figure out what you want to do in college or to even afford going to an expensive private design school! Some of you just like to draw as a hobby because drawing is like a stress reliever! That’s why I created this blog.  To give back to the community of design and teach you how to draw and sketch the OLD SCHOOL way!

I struggled to get my talent to a certain level that I could be proud of.  Along the way I took notes and tried to understand the road blocks that prevented me from excelling at a craft that I was so passionate about.  After climbing so many mental hurdles and barriers, I decided to teach others how to perfect not only the art, the the MINDSET needed to be successful at it.

That’s what we are all about!  Driven Mavens.  A Maven is quite simply an expert in a particular area or field that chooses to share their talents.   So if you have the drive and ambition to learn, I’ll help you get there!

Every week I’ll be posting video tutorials about automotive design, sketching basics and fundamentals. Be sure to sign up for our news letter so you get access to free updates and video tutorials that are posted!

Be active in our community and post comments as often as possible and you will find your skill sets accelerate to a new level! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the ride!

If you are looking for a beginners course, our popular introduction to transportation design will cover excellent fundamentals and basics in analog and digital drawing formats.  Plus! It supports this blog for free content :)  Check out the site here: http://howtodrawcarsnow.com

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  • Patrick

    hi im already subscribed to your posts and when i try to submit my name and email in the popups on the site to get the video and workbook on value sketching an error keeps appearing telling me that i cant subscribe again. is it still possible to get the workbook and video somehow? thanks!

    • http://www.drivenmavens.com Arvind Ramkrishna

      Hi Patrick,
      Sorry for the inconvenience. Did you try to go to the original link that was sent out when you subscribed? That email will have the link to the workbook and video. In anycase, I will send you the link shortly.

      Arvind

  • drivenmavens

    Thanks Derek! So appreciate the positive feedback. However, if you are interested in drawing, never sell yourself short. Everyone has SOME capacity to tap into their inner creativity! All you have to do is just believe in it and give it a shot! You are more than welcome to signup for free for more tips and updates. I do intend to start tutorials on basic fundamentals soon. It would be a great place for you to start if you are interested. Sincere thanks for stopping by.

    Arvind

  • drivenmavens

    Thanks Derek! So appreciate the positive feedback. However, if you are interested in drawing, never sell yourself short. Everyone has SOME capacity to tap into their inner creativity! All you have to do is just believe in it and give it a shot! You are more than welcome to signup for free for more tips and updates. I do intend to start tutorials on basic fundamentals soon. It would be a great place for you to start if you are interested. Sincere thanks for stopping by.

    Arvind

  • Derek F

    Great Website!!!…..I love the art and style.

    While I'm not sure if I have have what it takes to draw….this seems like a great place to start!

    • drivenmavens

      Thanks Derek! So appreciate the positive feedback. However, if you are interested in drawing, never sell yourself short. Everyone has SOME capacity to tap into their inner creativity! All you have to do is just believe in it and give it a shot! You are more than welcome to signup for free for more tips and updates. I do intend to start tutorials on basic fundamentals soon. It would be a great place for you to start if you are interested. Sincere thanks for stopping by.

      Arvind