I've been drawing, sketching, doodling and illustrating ever since I was a small kid, and always been a creative person. But I didn't know what to do with all this, how could I use my skill for making drawings that looked the way I wanted them? Back then my knowledge of different kind of creative professions were embarrassingly limited. I went to art school and took a long row of drawing courses, one at UCLA while working as an au-pair, but never found a path for my skill to follow. After graduating in informatics, marketing and media I started to work with marketing, for over a decade - but with the constant feeling that I was on a side track I wasn't supposed to take. So, a couple of years ago, I took this pattern design class for Swedish designer Lotta Kühlhorn and everything fell into place. Now I knew what I wanted to do, and what I could do with my skill. I quit my comfortable, safe, steady income marketing job and started my design and illustration business Bear Bell Productions - and loved it!
Now I'm taking this to a new level by teaching others how to draw. I just pressed the publish button form my first Skillshare class and I am so excited to see what this will lead to.
In the class I teach the students how to create a hand drawn illustration by sketching from an object, trace with a fine-liner, scan and vectorize to a printable illustration that can be used to make art prints, greeting cards or any other printable. The class is called "Artistic Illustrations - Learn how to draw".
And for all of you who don't know what Skillshare is, you can read about it at www.skillshare.com/about or watch this film (in Swedish) I made about my class and also explain a bit about the Skillshare educational platform.
As a premium Skillshare member you will have access to over 12.000 online courses! A yearly membership is about 940 SEK and if you are interested in becoming a member I can give you a discount where you only pay about 10 SEK for the first 3 months. You access the discount via this link >>.
Perhaps something to put on you Christmas wish list or give to someone you care about :-)