7 Skillshare Classes to Fuel Your Creativity / by Olivia Penero

Let's have a show of hands: Who here loves learning and honing their craft through videos? If you're one of those people, this post was made especially for you! (This isn't sponsored, by the way, but I hope they'll tap me in the future, *wink wink.)

I'm a Skillshare subscriber (and addict, haha) because there are a ton (and I mean heaps and heaps) of classes to join and learn from. I know you're dying to get on with the post, so let's begin! 


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1. Hand Lettered GIFs by Jamie Bartlett

Class blurb:

In this class we’re going to be making a fun doodle-styled lettered gif that you can send to a friend or post on Instagram. The process is super quick, easy and fun! No need to be an advanced letterer, even simple handwriting can create an awesome gif. 
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Sign up for the class here!

 

2. Confident Watercolors: Brushes by Amarylis Henderson

Class Blurb:

As the first part of the Confident Watercolors Series, Amarilys opens the conversation about brushes. These simple, mystical tools don’t need to seem so mysterious. From wide to long, sharp to floppy, cheap to exhorbatant, brushes abound in variety. And yet they all hold several linking characteristics. Know the basics about your brushes and you’ll feel more confident approaching your paintings.

Sign up for the class here!

 

3. Pen & Ink Illustration by Yasmina Creates

Class Blurb:

By the end of this class you should feel more comfortable working with ink and excited to try out all the fun stuff we learned. The techniques will take your pen and ink illustration to a whole new level! :)

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4. Hand Lettering by Erik Marinovich

Class Blurb:

Want to learn hand lettering? Join acclaimed designer Erik Marinvoch to learn a step-by-step process for crafting graphic, hand-lettered envelopes — and tons of lettering basics along the way!

Sign up for the class here!

 

5. Watercolor for Surface Pattern Design by Bonnie Christine

Class Blurb:

This course is designed specifically for the Illustrator looking to incorporate painted artwork and watercolors into their designs, using Adobe Illustrator. Whether you’re a budding surface pattern designer or licensed STAR, you’ll learn tips and tricks along the way that will help build your career (or hobby!) as a pattern designer.

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6. Hand Lettering by Mary Kate McDevitt

Class Blurb: 

Join lettering artist Mary Kate McDevitt as she shares her step-by-step process for creating a final hand lettered piece of art. This class focuses on digitizing your drawings, adding color, and creating texture. The result are breathtaking lettering illustrations with final, professional polish!

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7. Character Illustration by Matt Kaufenberg

Class Blurb:

In this class I’ll be taking you through my process of illustrating a character, starting with the concept, then moving into Illustrator to create the shapes, and finally, rendering it in Photoshop. I’ll also talk briefly about texture and color adjustments.

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What are you guys waiting for?! Let's get cracking! There's so much more to learn and to do with our mundane lives. Best do it with style - literally. 

XO, OLIVIA