Editorial Illustration: Draw Idioms the "Designy" Way

Mikey Burton, Designy Illustrator

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12 Lessons (43m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:31
    • 2. Your Project

      2:05
    • 3. What is Editorial Illustration?

      5:40
    • 4. Tools and Materials

      2:25
    • 5. Inspiration

      1:24
    • 6. Picking Your Idiom

      3:22
    • 7. Sketching

      6:10
    • 8. Refining

      2:55
    • 9. Illustrating

      6:25
    • 10. Texturing

      9:58
    • 11. Final Thoughts

      0:56
    • 12. More Creative Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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Project Description

Illustrate an idiom (a fun phrase that doesn't mean what it says)

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to illustrate an idiom. An idiom is a phrase that has a non-literal meaning. Think of "it's raining cats and dogs" or "the cat's out of the bag." You don't have to do one about cats (but you can).

This project is all about being playful and a little bit clever. You know I love to sketch. I'm most excited to see your sketches and ideas. All you need are pens, paper, and your brain. The computer and blender pens are totally optional. Use what you have, and have fun!

  

DELIVERABLE

Share your work, and share with each other. Don't be afraid! The only way I've ever gotten better is by sharing my work with others who have pushed me to do better. In the class gallery, share your

  • idiom brainstorm & word lists
  • rough & refined sketches
  • final illustration

Pssst remember: You don't have to upload your project all at once. Start with your ideas, ask questions, and share updates over time.

  

RESOURCES

Explore IdiomSite.com for idiom ideas.

Check out a Chartpak Colorless Blender Marker for texturing.

Download a free trial of Adobe Illustrator at Adobe Downloads.

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