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

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7 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Class Intro! Create a Special 'Map'

    • 2. What We'll Be Making

    • 3. Tools You’ll Need

    • 4. Project Ideas!

    • 5. My Process Flushing Out the Sketches

    • 6. My Process: Refining the Design

    • 7. Final Thoughts + Other Class

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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 ;) 


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 zip file should automatically download with JPGs and PNGs you can use, including The Plan and the example below!


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:


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!


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