Drawing Daily Monsters: Finding Inspiration in a Drop of Ink

Stefan G. Bucher, Designer, Illustrator, Writer

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9 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:36
    • 2. Project: Draw a Daily Monster

      0:56
    • 3. Gathering Materials

      6:38
    • 4. Creating Ink Blots

      8:42
    • 5. Sketching Monsters

      8:29
    • 6. Finalizing Monsters

      8:27
    • 7. Advice: Eyes and Emotion

      7:14
    • 8. Final Thoughts

      4:04
    • 9. More Creative Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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Project Description

Draw a Daily Monster from an inkblot.

ASSIGNMENT

Create a Daily Monster by transforming an inkblot into a character. This assignment will teach you how to make a lot of fundamental design decisions like how to frame a character, how to make individual elements pop, how to suggest motion, and guide a viewer's eye through a drawing. You can create your own inkblot, or use one I've provided. Templates are attached below.

DELIVERABLE

Upload your illustrated Daily Monster created from an inkblot. A finished character includes:

  • A face with eyes and mouth
  • Clothing and accessories
  • Optional color accent
  • Optional written bio

RESOURCES

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Note: “Daily Monster” is a registered trademark of Stefan G. Bucher. All rights reserved. For licensing information, please contact [email protected].

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