Took place on January 21, 3:00pm. EST

Illustrate From Images for Inspiration — Live with Karla Alcazar

Learn exercises for using reference images to spark new creative ideas and encourage play in your drawing practice!

Live stream with

Karla Alcazar
Illustrator and Teller of Tiny Stories
Top Teacher

About this Live Session

Miss this live session? Check out the recorded class here!

Learn exercises for using reference images to spark new creative ideas and encourage play in your drawing practice!

Skillshare Premium Members are invited to join us on Thursday, January 21st at 3:00 PM EST for a live online Zoom session with illustrator Karla Alcazar all about the different ways she uses reference images to inspire her art. The session will run for approximately 60 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 several classes on Skillshare on character illustration and color palettes, which have been enjoyed by over 8,000 students. 

This live session will include:

  • A discussion of why Karla loves using reference images as part of her creative process—whether she knows exactly what she wants to draw or feels totally uninspired
  • A few different exercises to challenge your creativity and show you the different ways you can use reference images to inspire your art
  • An opportunity to just carve out some time to draw and get a little playful in your creative practice

This class will be great for artists of all levels and styles to explore different ways to spark new ideas. While Karla will be drawing digitally in Procreate, you’re welcome to join using any medium you prefer. Throughout the session, you’ll be encouraged to work alongside Karla and ask questions. Feel free to add questions in advance of the event using the 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, we’ll post a link to join the Zoom call. 15 minutes prior to the start time, we’ll open up the room so you can access the event. Make sure you’re subscribed to “Updates from Skillshare” in your account settings to receive an email reminder 15 minutes before the session starts.  
  • 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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