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Draw Your Life: Intro to Illustrated Journaling

Mimi Chao, story + illustration | mimochai.com

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10 Videos (35m)
    • Hello! Intro Trailer

      1:43
    • Our Project

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

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

      4:39
    • Step 1: My Week in Review

      3:33
    • Step 2: Planning & Layout

      6:59
    • Intermission: Basic Drawing Tips!

      4:10
    • Step 3: Flush Out & Finalize

      2:14
    • Bonus: More Examples

      4:25
    • 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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It's super inspirational and yes it makes you feel it's doable. Love it.
Lidija Miklavcic

Design, Mixed Media Art, Surface Pattern Design

Amazing tips to really get started, even if you can't draw like yours truly.
Really great tips and tricks.

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story + illustration | mimochai.com