Creating stickers

Creating stickers

I’m very excited to start working on my next Skillshare class on designing a Weekly Spread template on Procreate. For this class, I’ve created stickers for students to get started with designing their projects. I really enjoy creating these stickers. I hope you will look forward to the class. Meanwhile if you haven’t already, please check out my previous class on how to design your own Monthly Spread template using Procreate here. Have a great week!

Printable stickers available here!

Weekly Spread: Design your own template on Procreate

Weekly Spread: Design your own template on Procreate

Hello everyone! I’m happy to announce that I’m now working on my next Skillshare class on designing a Weekly Spread template on Procreate. This time, we will be using the digital stickers that I created for the class. It will be fun! Meanwhile if you haven’t already, please check out my previous class on how to design your own Monthly Spread template using Procreate here. Thanks!

Here is an example of a Weekly Spread I designed on Procreate:

Also, I’m giving away a 12-month Skillshare membership. If you have followed me on Skillshare, created a project and gave a review to any of my classes by the 1st of June, you will be automatically included in the raffle draw. The winner will be announced on the 5th of June. Thank you for supporting me on Skillshare!

A Drawing a Day

A Drawing a Day

One kind of journaling that I started this year is called A Drawing a Day. It’s really fun and I have a journal dedicated only to this daily activity. I draw something simple without much thought, effort or time put into it. No pressure to be perfect, purely for the joy of it. I even draw on the couch! Have you started yours?

These daily drawings are prompted by Kamo from her book, How to Draw Almost Every Day.

EV Visuals turns 3!

EV Visuals turns 3!

I’ve never regretted starting this journey 3 years ago! In November, I even ventured out and started to teach on Skillshare after receiving a grant from Arts Promotion Centre Finland. What more, I’ve became a more confident online graphic facilitator after a series of Webinars. Thanks to you all for your love and support!

To celebrate this third year, here is a short clip on how to make a quick stamp brush on Procreate as a token of thanks. Please enjoy learning with me! This will also be a bonus video in my next Skillshare class on how to design a bullet monthly journal template on Procreate. Please look forward to it. Thanks!

Digital journaling on paper?

Digital journaling on paper?

After some years of journaling merely on paper, last year I started journaling both on paper and digitally. I really enjoyed it! Here is a look through the year. I also created a K-PoP journal for the months of April and May which includes a birthday spread that was later printed out as a small book.

This year, I decided to combine them both. I’ve created monthly templates for the whole year and have them printed out as an A5 journal. I really enjoyed the process of designing these templates. I worked on Procreate App to make unique templates that fit my needs and to include elements that I like to make it my very own.

Here is a quick guide to my journal elements:

At the moment, I’m in the process of planning a class on Skillshare on how to create a monthly bullet journal template on Procreate to be published this month. In this class, I will also share with the students some of my stamp brushes to decorate their journals, the link to the fonts that I’ve created, a file with all the months of the year and a yearly calendar. Please look forward to it. Many thanks!

These printable templates are also available here.

UPDATE: This class has now been published. Please have a check here. Thanks!

Visual Selfie

Visual Selfie

As people start the year with a new journal, some have been asking what to put on the first page. One idea is an introduction of themselves. But how do you do this in a fun and creative way?

I have been creating visual introductions of myself or what some people might call a visual selfie for a while now. I’ve also covered this in my visualisation workshops. Here are some of the examples:

And here is the latest one from my Skillshare profile:

I hope these examples are helpful and give you a bit of inspiration. Let me know if you need more examples as I have a few more in my sketchbooks. Thanks!

February mini spread

February mini spread

One thing that I really enjoy is preparing a spread for my mini journal. I create spreads on Procreate in my iPad then have them printed. I’m always happy of how they turned out.

Are you interested in printable templates? Please let me know! I’m in the process of planning a class on Skillshare on creating monthly journal spread on Procreate. This template is also now available here. Thanks!

UPDATE: This class has now been published. Please have a check here. Thanks!

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After all, it was a good year!

They say that COVID-19 will eventually come to an end. In my mind I kept asking when. Sadly, it is becoming normal for me. Wearing mask in public, washing and sanitising hands like crazy, careful what I touch, avoiding people, avoiding crowd seem to have become my standard way of living. I have learned to navigate and live with it and hoping that I won’t be infected. I don’t live in paranoia. I try to live as usual. But there are many exceptions to this, for example, I can’t just work on live settings or travel easily. But those too seem to have worked out. I overcame my fear of what will 2021 be while now, it has been replaced with what will 2022 be. However, in any case, 2021 was after all a good year!

How was your 2021? I’ll be happy to know. May 2022 be better!