Drawing Daily Monsters: Finding Inspiration in a Drop of Ink Premium class

Stefan G. Bucher, Designer, Illustrator, Writer

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8 Videos (47m)
    • Introduction

    • Project: Draw a Daily Monster

    • Gathering Materials

    • Creating Ink Blots

    • Sketching Monsters

    • Finalizing Monsters

    • Advice: Eyes and Emotion

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

Explore how designer Stefan G. Bucher brings whimsy, play, and excitement into every project he touches. In this 45-minute class, you’ll learn his step-by-step process for transforming spontaneous ink blots into fantastical, charming creatures—the process behind Daily Monster.com and the book it inspired, 100 Days of Monstersas well as a range of insider insights on creativity, design confidence, and the power of stories. This class is perfect for designers, illustrators, and everyone who loves to doodle. No prior knowledge or experience required! By the end, you’ll have everything you need to dream, create, and share your own special little monster.

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Excellent teacher! Fantastic I love the process fun and exciting! Extremely creative!Bravo!
Sharon Lemay

Artist Certified Art Instructor

This class was amazing. I love Stefan's "sit your ass in the chair" attitude. It is very apparent that he loves what he does. I aspire to gain his courage and humor! Thanks for the great inspiration!
Lovely gentle and yet strangely hypnotic way of teaching. So keen to get started to make some myself.





Stefan G. Bucher

Designer, Illustrator, Writer

Stefan G. Bucher is a designer, illustrator, and writer. In his words: "I specialize in complicating things, and then constructing a clear and beautiful structure for those complications. Because it’s fun!"

Stefan studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and he's the author of the books 100 Days of Monsters, All Access, The Graphic Eye, You Deserve A Medal, and most recently 344 Questions — The Creative Person’s Do-It-Yourself Guide to Insight, Survival, and Artistic Fulfilment.

He has created designs for David Hockney, Judd Apatow, and The New York Times. He designed the titles for the films "The Fall," “Immortals” and “Mirror, Mirror” by director Tarsem. His time-lapse drawings appear on the Emmy-award winning TV show “The Electric Company." He recently designed the Blue Man Theater in Las Vegas, and in December of 2013 Saks Fifth Avenue adapted his book “The Yeti Story” into animatronic holiday window displays for their flagship store on Fifth Avenue. 

British Design & Art Direction has honored him with a Yellow Pencil, and in 2004 the Art Directors Club of New York declared him a Young Gun. He's been a mainstage speaker at AIGA National Design Conference, Design Indaba (Cape Town), and TEDxAmerican Riviera.

Learn more about Stefan at his site 344LovesYou.com, and explore Daily Monster online!