SKILLSHARE

Remember way back when, I told you I was teaching an online class? Well I’m certainly overdue to tell you all about it!

I was blown away by the talent that emerged from day one. I set out to create an online class with a vague idea of who might be interested in taking it… but little did I know artists of all ages and skill levels would participate in such a collaboration of creativity.

Below are a small sampling of my favorite illustrations that came from students in the class… talented bunch, eh?

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Illustrations above (clockwise from top): Tim Pham, Lisanne Gagnon, and Janice Chuang. 

What I loved most about the class is that while I led students through my process via video tutorials, there was an enormous amount of peer to peer feedback. It was inspiring to see such sincere feedback left on each project… in the end I was just a small piece of the puzzle. The online ‘classroom’ became an instant community, a never ending discussion on the art of fashion illustration and inspiration.

Check out the class instagrams!

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Illustrations above (clockwise from top): Merissa Revestir, Tiffany Mitchell, Marjorie Limbonhai, and Rebekah Melchert.

We began with inspiration, went through the process of sketching, applying watercolor, and finishing your piece with embellishments (as you know I love!).

Don’t worry if you think you’ve missed out on this class… because you haven’t! Since it’s an online class, we created video tutorials that can live on forever. Projects are still popping up every day! Sign up to take the class here.

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Illustrations above (left to right):  Andrea Perkov and Erisha  R. 

I fell so in love with these pieces below by Megan Hughes. How incredible is her cut paper work? I love that she was creative and experimented with a different medium in such an elegant way…

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Illustration above and below by Megan Hughes.

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For all those who took my class, thank you for inspiring me! I can honestly say that I spent hours and hours pouring through your projects and I feel like I’m about to get a run for my money!

Sign up to take the class here.

Many thanks to Laurence King Publishing & Artifact Uprising for sponsoring my class.

8 Comments
  1. Hi Katie,

    I just wanted to thank YOU for the class. Your comments and instructions were so helpful and really kept me motivated in the project. The videos taught me so many skills that I can now use to continue sketching. You are so inspiring to a newbie artist. Thanks so much for all you do.

    Keep up the great work!

    xo,
    Eliza

  2. I had such an amazing time being a part of your class. It gave me the opportunity to learn so much from you and other talented students there! It exceeded my expectations and it was really such a pleasure to be a part of something so motivating and creative

    Andrea

  3. Katie–You have no idea how much your post has made my day! Thank you–For the class, the inspiration, the big girl watercolor recommendation (so much better than my first set!), the formula for real skin tone colors, & for sharing your creativity (can’t thank you enough for this!).
    I’m still doodling every day and NO catalog, magazine, or person wearing a great outfit is safe. It’s been more than fantastic to learn and practice with the best..

    Rebekah

  4. Absolutely in love with all of them! You’re a great teacher it seems – keep up the inspiration!! Seeing you on Instagram daily makes me want to come home from a long day at work and illustrate no matter how tired I am 🙂 Looks like other people feel that way also!

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