Sketchbook Illustration: Draw a Personal, Colorful Travel Map skillshare originals badge

Mike Lowery, Illustrator and Author

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8 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:36
    • 2. Drawing as Discovery

      2:28
    • 3. Tools and Materials

      1:57
    • 4. Planning and Research

      5:37
    • 5. Sketching Your Map

      3:04
    • 6. Adding Color

      3:37
    • 7. Finishing with Ink and Text

      6:58
    • 8. Final Thoughts

      1:28
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About This Class

Do you find yourself doodling in the margins, daydreaming about your next vacation? Combine your love of travel and drawing to create a quirky illustrated map! 

Take an adventure into your imagination with illustrator and children’s book author Mike Lowery! From first sketch through final polish, you’ll learn how to draw a ready-to-share map that captures the personality of a place you love. Whether it's your hometown or dream destination, Mike’s step-by-step guidance guarantees that you’ll be transported while learning essential illustration skills you’ll return to again and again. 

Use your tools of choice to follow along with key lessons:

  • Researching to discover the personality of your place
  • Drawing simple icons inspired by your location
  • Layering color and ink to stylize your sketch
  • Building the bravery to tackle a blank page

Plus, each lesson is packed with tips and tales drawn from Mike’s 20+ years of using a sketchbook to practice and develop his signature playful style. 

Whether you’re looking for a new creative outlet or a fun prompt to get drawing, this 30-minute class will help you make the most of your imagination. Follow along to expand your skills, explore your style, and discover the power of creativity to connect with the world around you! 

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