9 Questions with the Man Behind Daily Monster: Stefan G. Bucher
Just in time for Halloween, designer and illustrator Stefan G. Bucher has released a brand-new Skillshare class, Drawing Daily Monsters: Finding Inspiration in a Drop of Ink. This 45-minute class goes behind-the-scenes at his Los Angeles studio to reveal how he transforms inkblots into quirky creatures—and then inspires students to make their own!
Our Favorite Photos from #SkillshareInstaWalk
Last week, we hosted a series of InstaWalks – inspiring photography adventures in some of our favorite cities around the world! Skillsharers had a blast connecting with other photographers to exchange photography tips all while capturing their city’s unique vibe. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite photos from the #SkillshareInstaWalk.
Five Questions with Peter Mendelsund
Peter Mendelsund’s name might not ring a bell, but if you’re a book lover, his witty and visually arresting covers have definitely caught your eye. Mendelsund has managed to create some of the most recognizable and celebrated book covers in the world, such as Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” James Gleick’s “The Information,” and James Salter’s “All That Is” to name a few.
Susan Orlean’s AMA: The 10 Best Questions and Answers
Last week, acclaimed journalist and Skillshare teacher Susan Orlean gave her students a special opportunity to ask her anything. Questions ranged from writing and teaching to stories she’s saving for a rainy day. Fellow Skillshare teacher Grace Bello even jumped in with a question!
Illustrate Fashion Scenes with Katie Rodgers
Summer may be coming to an end, but New York Fashion Week has just begun! Recreate your favorite fashion scenes with Katie Rodgers, the artist behind the colorful and whimsical pieces from Paper Fashion. Rodgers began painting in watercolors at the age of seven and has turned her love for fashion illustration into a full-time career.
Eight Things We Learned About Susan Orlean
Susan Orlean has written about almost everything. In addition to being a staff writer for the New Yorker for more than two decades, she has contributed articles to globally recognized magazines such as Vogue and Esquire and has published eight nonfiction books, including The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin.
Create Imaginative Animations with PES
Today, PES is launching his first online class at Skillshare, “Short Films: Tell Stories With Stop Motion,” and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite Pes films for your enjoyment and inspiration. You’ll never look at household objects the same way again!
Five Questions with Pentagram’s Paula Scher
Paula Scher is one of the world’s most legendary graphic designers. The award-winning design icon has been at the forefront of graphic design for more than four decades, working with an impressive roster of big-name clients as a partner at the distinguished international design consultancy Pentagram. From the Citibank logo to the MoMa brand identity, Scher’s iconic images have attracted acclaim throughout the world.
Skillshare Talks With Warby Parker Co-Founder Neil Blumenthal
Meet Neil Blumenthal, co-founder of Warby Parker. Over just four years, Warby Parker has disrupted the eyewear industry by offering designer eyewear at a revolutionary price. In the process, the socially conscious eyewear retailer has distributed more than 1 million pairs of glasses to people in need, redefined the rules of business and sparked a movement of social entrepreneurs. In a word – wow!
This Skillshare Student Launched Her First Freelance Business. Here’s How.
Meet Jena Buckwell, a freelance Graphic Designer and Art Director who enrolled in a number of Skillshare classes to strengthen her Design portfolio. She’s enrolled in classes ranging from Photoshop, Logo Design, Contract Writing for Freelancers and Digital Strategy which also helped launch her freelance business off the ground. Read more about Jena’s story.
How to Illustrate a Penguin Character in 6 Steps
Simple shapes can build cute creatures when you design characters in Adobe Illustrator. Today, let’s create a cute penguin character comprised of circles, ellipses, and rounded rectangles! If you want to take your character design to the next level, check out all the amazing character design classes available with a Skillshare membership.