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Mark Your Memories: Make an Illustrated Milestone Map | A Creative Exercise for Any Level

Mimi Chao, story + illustration | mimochai.com

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7 Videos (27m)
    • Class Intro! Create a Special 'Map'

      1:45
    • What We'll Be Making

      1:02
    • Tools You’ll Need

      1:34
    • Project Ideas!

      5:13
    • My Process Flushing Out the Sketches

      7:08
    • My Process: Refining the Design

      9:37
    • Final Thoughts + Other Class

      0:47
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About This Class

Create an illustrated milestone map that is special to you! 

This is a fun, meaningful creative exercise that anyone can do. A sweet way to commemorate relationship anniversaries, baby's firsts, and a effective way to share processes or journeys. Also works as a great illoging entry ;) 

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This is Part One of a two-part series.

I'll be using this design to show you my digital painting process in my next class, coming in a few weeks. I wanted the example to be something you'd be excited to learn how to digital color—it's easier to learn that way :)

Free Download: Class Map!

Just for fun, I created an additional sample map that follows the process of the class. A meta map! Hope it gives a little spark of inspiration :)

Click Here to Get the Free Download (a high-res JPG will open in browser, right click/press&hold to save)

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Bonus Material

As mentioned in the Tools class, here are the blog links where I share my favorite digital and analog tools, along with my site's Resources page:

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If you enjoy this class, you are welcome to check out my three other Skillshare classes: Illustrated JournalingMaking Chat Stickers and Drawing on Photography :) They're all digital illustration-based creative exercises that are accessible to any skill level.

Happy learning!

-M

Follow: @mimizchao 

Visit Mimochai: www.mimochai.com 

37 of 38 students recommendSee All

easy to understand,enjoyable and interesting.
Beautiful class. Thank you so much. THE only thing I would guide would be to have a sound quality that is on the louder side. It was hard to hear at times.
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story + illustration | mimochai.com