Exploring Your Creative Style: Draw an Expressive Alphabet

Timothy Goodman, Designer & Illustrator

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9 Videos (39m)
    • Introduction

    • Project Materials

    • Exercise 1: Full Page Doodle

    • Exercise 2: Remove the Cliché

    • Exercise 3: Explore One Letter

    • Exercise 4: Explore One Style

    • Exercise 5: Create Your Alphabet

    • Final Thoughts

    • What's Next?


About This Class

“You gotta make a lot of stuff in order to make stuff like yourself.”

Join Timothy Goodman — award-winning NYC designer, illustrator and author—as he walks you through a series of creative exercises that will help you make your own conceptual or expressive alphabet.

A blank sheet of paper can be intimidating, but Timothy provides a structure for getting started and motivation to keep going until you’ve created a complete work all your own. Packed with tips and techniques you can use for weekend projects and client work alike, you'll explore:

  • 5 exercises: From a free form doodling warm-up to a full expressive alphabet
  • Guidance/critique: Timothy critiques student work from his popular workshops
  • Inspiration: Timothy shares mantras to build your creative confidence

After taking this class, you’ll have a complete, hand-drawn or digital alphabet design that represents your individual style, as well as an arsenal of exercises to return to again and again to push your creativity to new places. This class is on craft as much as concept, and it will leave you excited to make more, share more, and get more confident using your hands.


Want more? Check out Just Make Stuff: Getting Creative with Side Projects on Skillshare, taught by Timothy Goodman & Jessica Walsh.

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Excellent class! Timothy has a great way of helping you get your creative juices flowing. His method is so simple and non-judgemental that you will want to start immediately to create!
Great class! Great teacher! Thank you
great class, really one of the best on skillshare that encourages creativity, loosens you up and gets away from copying the teacher





Timothy Goodman

Designer & Illustrator

Timothy Goodman's art and words have populated walls, packaging, cars, people, shoes, clothing, book jackets, magazine covers and galleries for clients all over the world including Google, Samsung, Uniqlo, Target, The New Yorker and The New York Times. He's the co-creator of the blog and book 40 Days of Dating, and the social experiment, 12 Kinds of Kindness. His second book, Sharpie Art Workshop, came out last year. He speaks around the world at creative conferences, teaches at SVA in New Yo...

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