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From finishing touch ➡️ to final piece. Want to see the process happen in real-time? Join us this Friday, May 29 @ 3:00PM EDT with Skillshare teacher and artist @anavictoriana for a LIVE Zoom session: Fun & Easy Watercolor! It's a perfect chance to start your weekend off right with engaging tips and tutorials led by Ana. We'll be painting together, so make sure to bring a brush and your questions. Sign up via the link in our bio (open to Skillshare Premium members). rg: @anavictoriana #watercolor #watercolorpainting #watercolorillustration #watercolorart #skillshare #skillshareclass #watercolor

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The path of an artist is rarely straightforward. On Wednesday, May 27 @ 3:00PM EDT Skillshare Premium members are invited to join us with artist & illustrator @temi.coker for a LIVE Zoom session: Mastering Creative Development. Temi will be speaking about his own artistic development, how to build strong portfolios, and answering questions from you! It's a perfect opportunity for artists who are figuring out their next steps. Join us via the link in our bio. Image by @temi.coker.

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Today, we are seeking out stories that make us feel more connected. And we want to share! We've collected powerful creative work from the Skillshare teacher community in response to our unique moment. There are self-portraits, photos of our new every day, written reflections that capture the current complexity, and more. Follow the link in our bio for work like this from @debbiemillman and many other artists. rg: @debbiemillman

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It's not a question of what you can paint with gouache, but what can't you? If you've reached a comfort level with watercolors and are looking to expand your repertoire a bit, we've created a beginner's guide to gouache to help ease the transition. From what it is to how it's used, you'll have all the information you need to get started on your next masterpiece. Click the link in our bio to check it out! Illustration by @leahreenagoren.

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It's always a good day to celebrate a win. Today, be kind to yourself and acknowledge one thing you're happy to have accomplished, large or small! Let us know in the comments. We're here to cheer you on! And, if it's creative work you're proud of, check out letterer & designer @martinaflor's popular Staff Pick: Be Your Own Boss: Strategies for Launching Your Creative Career. You'll learn how to build a portfolio, navigate freelance life, and promote yourself on social to help meet clients. Take a look via the link in our bio. Illustration by @martinaflor

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A fresh design on a cult classic. What movies have you watched (and rewatched) recently? Comment below with your favorite film! On Thursday, May 21 @ 3:00PM EDT, Skillshare Premium Members are invited to join us and design duo @dkngstudios for a LIVE session: Portfolio Deep Dive and Design Q&A. Whether you have burning questions on design or want to see a professional portfolio in action, this session is a great opportunity to learn more about building a creative career. Reserve your spot via the link in our bio. rg: @dkngstudios

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Looking to get more comfortable in Adobe Illustrator? A self-portrait can be a great place to start. In designer and illustrator @ryanputnam's Skillshare Original Digital Illustration: Design Your Avatar, he breaks down the process into shapes and line weights that create a cohesive avatar, while using some of the core features of Illustrator. Find the link to his class in our bio. rg: @ryanputnam

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Bring your characters to life! On May 22 @ 3:00PM EDT, Skillshare Premium Members are invited to join us and one of our favorite illustrators @iramarcks on Zoom for our live Drawing for Stories session. Ira will be taking us through his process for creating characters to be used in stories like comics, graphics novels, and more. Feel free to follow along with your own illustration tools and come prepared with any questions you'd like Ira to answer. Sign up via the link in our bio. rg: @iramarcks

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What does your dream workspace have in it? Let us know in the comments! This illustration is from Skillshare student Stephanie C. for illustrator @liskfeng's Skillshare Original Creative Digital Illustration: Learn to Use Adobe Fresco. There is so much potential to create with Fresco, and Lisk's class helps uncover some of what's possible with the digital illustration tool. Start learning and designing your dream studio via the link in our bio. #digitialillustration #adobe #fresco #wfh #skillshare

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A new twist on an old favorite ✏️ — There's power in moving your ideas from your head onto the paper. But for some of us, that's easier said than done. If you're in need of a push, check out @andyjpizza's Skillshare Original Make Creativity Your Career: Six Exercises to Create a Successful Side Project via the link in our bio. Andy helps reduce some of the mental clutter and guides you towards getting focused on the creative pursuit you love! rg: @andyjpizza #illustration #creatives #creativecareers #drawing #skillshare

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Creative reflection is one of the surest ways to relax, focus, and recharge. Looking to get started? This Friday, May 15 at 3PM EDT, Skillshare Premium Members are invited to join us with Skillshare teacher and illustrator @mimizchao for a live Zoom session: Draw Your Life Through Illustrated Journaling. We'll spend time reflecting on our experiences, sketching together, and drawing alongside @mimizchao, and all you'll need for materials are your preferred paper and pen. Reserve your spot via the link in bio! rg: @mimizchao

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A face can say it all. If you like to illustrate people, you know faces can be the trickiest part. In illustrator @melissadn_art's popular class Learn How to Draw: Features of the Face, you'll join her to master the art of facial features. You'll gain a quick, reliable process for drawing a variety of characters, or you can choose to focus on one image in particular. In both cases, you'll learn formulas you can apply to draw expressive, powerful faces you'll love. Link in bio to join! rg: @melissadn_art #portrait #portraits #illustration #adobe #cartoonist #skillshare

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