Art Hacks To Overcome Creative Block : The Power Of Series | Margarita Bourkova | Skillshare

Art Hacks To Overcome Creative Block : The Power Of Series

Margarita Bourkova, artist | dreamer | infp

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7 Videos (23m)
    • Intro

      1:20
    • Series in Art History

      1:53
    • Series with Subjects

      9:24
    • Series with Shapes

      4:50
    • Series with Patterns

      3:17
    • Inspiration Boards

      0:42
    • Final Words

      1:29
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About This Class

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When I struggle with creative block but still want to be productive, I use drawing prompts. My favorite types of drawing prompts are those involving S E R I E S.  

Here's a quick overview for this class : 

Series in Art History - i'll talk about a few famous artists who have created series. You'll see that series can feature portraits, landscapes and still life studies in many different art styles.

Series based on Subject - i'll show you 3 different exercises to practice creating series inspired by your daily life

  • using photo references
  • using live references
  • using only your imagination

Series based on Shapes - i'll show you how i prepare my drawing exercises in advance; a series of colorful watercolor circles and how to use them when you're facing a creative block. (Also bonus lesson : how i draw mushrooms)

Series based on Patterns - i'll show you an exercise to practice creating series with different patterns and where my inspiration comes from; you can also have a look at the list of drawing prompts and the exercises for this lesson (check out the Class Project section).

Resources : Drawing prompts, exercises and a few of my own drawings for inspiration. 

You don't need any special supplies for this course -- only your usual sketching tools (pencils, pens, markers, whatever you like) and a piece of paper or your favorite sketchbook. If you're interested, here are the supplies I used for the series in this course : 

  • ink pens (Staedtler Pigment liner) 
  • watercolor brush pens (Ecoline) and a water brush pen
  • some of the examples from my personal portfolio are mixed media done in Photoshop

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This class has a great range of ideas for when one is at a loss when it comes to creativity! Simple ideas, a clean and really appealing presentation and a whole lot of challenges! Loved it! Great job!
Tânia Brochado

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I tend to get stuck in my head a lot and this definitly helped me paint without worrying about the outcome.

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Margarita Bourkova

artist | dreamer | infp


I'm margaw, a freelance artist based in rainy Belgium. I'm self-taught, and i really believe anyone can draw if they really want to! I created this channel to share my drawing techniques, my personal tips and tricks, and to support others on their creative journey. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if there's a particular technique you'd like me to teach -- i'm always interested in your feedback!

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