Drawing Daily Monsters: Finding Inspiration in a Drop of Ink
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Project: Draw a Daily Monster0:56
Creating Ink Blots8:42
Advice: Eyes and Emotion7:14
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 Monsters—as 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.
Stefan G. Bucher 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 — The Creative Person’s Do-It-Yourself Guide to Insight, Survival, and Artistic Fulfilment.
He has created designs for David Hockney, Judd Apatow, and The New York Times. He designed the titles for the films "The Fall," “Immortals” and “Mirror, Mirror” by director Tarsem. His time-lapse drawings appear on the Emmy-award winning TV show “The Electric Company." He recently designed the Blue Man Theater in Las Vegas, and in December of 2013 Saks Fifth Avenue adapted his book “The Yeti Story” into animatronic holiday window displays for their flagship store on Fifth Avenue.
British Design & Art Direction has honored him with a Yellow Pencil, and in 2004 the Art Directors Club of New York declared him a Young Gun. He's been a mainstage speaker at AIGA National Design Conference, Design Indaba (Cape Town), and TEDxAmerican Riviera.