I’m happy to share my latest Skillshare class! This one is all about Illustrated journaling, or Illoging as I like to call it. It's one of my favorite exercises, and a good way to close out our February Favorites month :)
I share my full process on how I go about creating one:
I also share my encouragement for people who think they can't do this because they can't draw :)
As a visual person who likes to keep a journal, wants to keep up a drawing practice, and is short on time, I find illoging to be an ideal creative exercise. I get to practice different drawing skills while simultaneously getting all the benefits of journaling (chronicling, self-reflection). I incorporate portrait and figure studies, graphic layout design, lettering practice, and even infographic design. I love to challenge myself to make a different one each time. Having the week’s events as a framework helps to not get stuck on what to draw- the content has all already happened!
I host my tutorials on Skillshare because I like their platform (more details in my post: Why Skillshare?). It is structured for learning in a friendly way. A lot of my favorite illustrators and designers have classes on their too. I think it's worth the subscription fee, but you can also try it for free for two months—plenty of time to watch the 35 minute class :)
I've heard from many people they would like to make their own but can’t draw. But I don’t want you to feel that way, I feel strongly that anyone can illog if they want to! So I’m happy to be able to finally share my process because I really want to show that it’s accessible to ANY level. It really is about having the right mindset and making it work for you.
Here are links to some bonus content I mention in the class, for those looking for extra resources :) I hope it’s helpful.
Feel free to check out all my Skillshare classes, and happy learning!