Draw Your Life: Intro to Illustrated Journaling | A creative exercise for any level

Mimi Chao, story + illustration | mimochai.com

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10 Videos (35m)
    • Hello! Intro Trailer

      1:43
    • 01 . Our Project

      2:09
    • 02 . Tools Used (Pt. I): Digital Tools

      4:36
    • 03 . Tools Used (Pt. II): Analog Tools

      4:39
    • 04 . Step 1: My Week in Review

      3:33
    • 05 . Step 2: Planning & Layout

      6:59
    • 06 . Intermission: Basic Drawing Tips!

      4:10
    • 07 . Step 3: Flush Out & Finalize

      2:14
    • 08 . Bonus: More Examples

      4:25
    • 09 . Final Thoughts

      0:40
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About This Class

Combine your journaling and drawing practices into a great creative exercise for any level! Illustrated journaling, or "illoging" as I like to call it, is something anyone can benefit from.

I'll show you my full process and how to make it work for you!

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What You'll Get From This Class:

  • My recommended digital and analog tools
  • How I turn my week into an illustrated journal entry
  • Planning different types of layouts, with LOTS of examples
  • Basic drawing tips and advice
  • Access to lots of examples for inspiration!

Bonus Material

Here are the blog posts I mention in the class that provide extra reference:

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Why Illoging?

  • Has all the benefits of regular journaling: saving memories, reflecting on thoughts, chronicling life events
  • Two Birds, One Stone: Simultaneouslyincorporate practice on lettering, graphic design, portrait and figure drawing, storytelling, infographics, whatever it is you want to work on. Efficiency!
  • It's Fun: Slowly build up a graphic novel of your life!

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More Creative Exercises

If you enjoy this class, you are welcome to check out my other Skillshare classes on Making Chat Stickers and Drawing on Photography :) They're all digital illustration-based creative exercises that are accessible to any skill level.

Happy learning!

-M

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I love the simplicity of some of the illustrations
Very fun class and easy to understand!! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and being so nice c": I can't wait to begin ilogging haha!
This class helped me to move my ideas from my mind onto the page. For me it is still a work in process...but Mimi Chao helped me along my journey and I appreciate the inspiration!

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