Creating a Minimal Sketch

Laura O'Connor, Artist

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6 Videos (12m)
    • Creating a minimal sketch

      1:05
    • Find a reference image

      1:50
    • Set up & start sketching

      1:56
    • Roughing out the details

      1:51
    • Adding in extras

      1:10
    • Pencil to Marker

      3:59
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About This Class

In this class you will learn how to do a simple, minimal sketch of a person from a photo reference, using pencil and marker. The goal is to achieve a minimal and expressive sketch, rather than a realistic and perfect copy of the photo. When I sketch a person, I prefer to do a quirky illustration with a personality instead of an exact replica. Join me to discover how easy it is to draw your own awesome sketch! Share with us on Social Media with #CreatingAMinimalSketch

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Thank you for this class! I'm trying to find ways to improve quick drawing and also to develop characters. This was the best 12 minutes spent :)
Lovely short class which explains how to create a minimal sketch using reference photos of people. I find drawing people always a bit scary and shy away from it, using this minimum style and going for less realism may work for me. Going to use this for today's sketchbook magic!
Sylvia S

Girl Geek, Coder, Doodler

how simple and lots of fun....gives immediate satisfaction on finished project.. thank you.

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I am an Artist from New Zealand where I studied Illustration and Graphic Design at University. I began seriously freelancing after graduating and moving to Melbourne. Later I took Fine Arts classes in Seoul. My style has developed over the years, currently I admire if I can convey a certain quirkiness or irregularity in my work. I favor people in my illustrations, but I'm always keen to explore new subject matter. Currently I am traveling, while freelancing for various clients including music...

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