Took place on August 19, 1:00pm. EDT

Drawing Minimalist Self Portraits — Live with Karla Alcazar

Join Top Teacher Karla Alcazar for this fun, hands-on workshop to learn how to draw a whimsical version of yourself using a limited color palette.

Live stream with

Karla Alcazar
Illustrator and Teller of Tiny Stories
Top Teacher

About this Live Session

Missed this live session? Check out the encore recording here!

Calling all illustrators! Join Top Teacher Karla Alcazar for this fun, hands-on workshop to learn how to draw a whimsical version of yourself using a limited color palette. 

Skillshare Premium Members are invited to join us on Wednesday, August 19th for a live online Zoom session all about illustrating yourself with a creative eye. The session will run for approximately 45 minutes. Click the “Remind Me” button above to register! 

Karla Alcazar is a psychologist turned illustrator who specializes in character design and illustrated narratives. She has taught two classes on Skillshare on character illustration and color palettes,  which have been enjoyed by over 4,000 students. 

In this live session, Karla will guide you through 3 steps to create your own self-portrait:

  • Doodle to loosen up and get into your creative flow. Learn how to “extract” the main characteristics of an object or person without thinking too much!
  • Draw yourself based on two elements: emotion and pose 
  • Incorporate a triad of colors to bring your self-portrait to life

Throughout the session, you’ll be encouraged to work alongside Karla and ask questions. Feel free to add questions in advance of the event (discussion forum below) or bring them live to the Zoom session. We look forward to seeing you soon!

How to Participate: 

  • Click “Remind Me” above to register for the live session.   
  • On the day of the event thirty minutes prior to the start time, we’ll post a link to join the Zoom call on this page, and we’ll send you an email 15 minutes before the session starts to remind you to join. Make sure you’re subscribed to “Updates from Skillshare” in your account settings to get your reminder. 
  • Come with your questions, or just listen in! 

What to Know About Zoom: 

  • Zoom is a free online video conferencing tool. Download it to your device here. Note: Zoom will download automatically when you join your first call. 
  • Once you’ve joined the Zoom call, use the “chat” window to type your questions in real time. We’ll get through as many as possible! 
  • To make sure everyone can hear, we’ll be using Zoom’s “mute” feature so that audio is coming through from the teacher’s end only. 
  • You are encouraged (but not required) to turn on your camera.
  • We want to keep Zoom a safe space for everyone — please abide by Skillshare’s community guidelines throughout the session. 

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