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

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!

49 of 52 students recommendSee All

awesome straight to the point class! can't wait to make my drawing!
Reem D

Graphic designer

Good tips for beginners.
Thank you for sharing ! Nice class.

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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 musicians, fashion labels and start-ups.