Skillshare Live: Capture a Moment With Illustrated Journaling | Mimi Chao | Skillshare

Skillshare Live: Capture a Moment With Illustrated Journaling

Mimi Chao, story + illustration |

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6 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Illustrated Journaling 101

    • 3. Find Your Inspiration

    • 4. Draw Along with Mimi

    • 5. Finishing Touches

    • 6. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Learn how to visually capture a moment in time using Mimi Chao’s unique illustrated journaling technique! 

In this 45-minute Skillshare Live class, recorded using Zoom and featuring participation from the Skillshare community, illustrator and top Skillshare teacher Mimi Chao shares how she’s been using her practice of illustrated journaling to document her time sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Not only does this practice help you keep a visual log of your life and provide good drawing practice, it can also be very meditative, helping you recognize the things that have been making you happy, reflect on harder emotions if you need to, and practice observing things more deeply than you might normally. 

Throughout the class, you’ll get to draw along with Mimi as she works while getting a behind-the-scenes look into her process, hearing some of her tips for improving your illustrations, and learning more about her inspiring career path.  

If you enjoy this workshop, you can find the full class here: Draw Your Life: Intro to Illustrated Journaling


All you need to follow along is paper and something to draw with, or digital drawing tools if that’s what you prefer (e.g. Procreate and an iPad). While we couldn't respond to every question during the session, we'd love to hear from you—please use the class Discussion board to share your questions and feedback.