Drawing Daily Monsters: Finding Inspiration in a Drop of Ink

Stefan G. Bucher, Designer, Illustrator, Writer

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8 Videos (47m)
    • Introduction

      2:36
    • Project: Draw a Daily Monster

      0:56
    • Gathering Materials

      6:38
    • Creating Ink Blots

      8:42
    • Sketching Monsters

      8:29
    • Finalizing Monsters

      8:27
    • Advice: Eyes and Emotion

      7:14
    • Final Thoughts

      4:04

About This Class

Explore how designer Stefan G. Bucher brings whimsy, play, and excitement into every project he touches. In this 45-minute class, you’ll learn his step-by-step process for transforming spontaneous ink blots into fantastical, charming creatures—the process behind Daily Monster.com and the book it inspired, 100 Days of Monstersas well as a range of insider insights on creativity, design confidence, and the power of stories. This class is perfect for designers, illustrators, and everyone who loves to doodle. No prior knowledge or experience required! By the end, you’ll have everything you need to dream, create, and share your own special little monster.

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Brilliant way to Kickstarter your unique vision.
Amazing class! Love Stefan's work, and the combination of the 'uncontrolled' ink splat and one's creativity to see the monster in that is a wonderful experience. See this class and try for yourself!
Sylvia S

Girl Geek, Coder, Doodler

Great Fun! A good way to show up at the drawing board every day! I got all the material laid out and start to play with the ink and the compressed air and my old pens and it was so great to reconnect to drawing again. Thanks Stefan for the idea!

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Stefan G. Bucher

Designer, Illustrator, Writer

Stefan G. Bucher is the author of the new book LetterHeads: An Eccentric Alphabet. He is a designer, illustrator, and writer. In his words: "I specialize in complicating things, and then constructing a clear and beautiful structure for those complications. Because it's fun!"

Stefan studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and he's the author of the books 100 Days of Monsters, All Access, The Graphic Eye, You Deserve A Medal, and most recently 344 Questions -- Th...

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