Life Drawing - The Illustration Basics

What to Bring

  • A sketchbook if preferred
  • Any pens or pencils you would like to use

What to Wear

  • Casual

Life Drawing - The Illustration Basics

About This Event

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to break down your subject matter
  • Learn mark making methods and practical drawing exercises
  • Learn tonal techniques and some tips to make your illustrations stand out

What You Get

  • A glass of wine to get your creative juices flowing!


Life drawing is a great starting point for absolute beginners and a handy refresher for those OG illustrators out there wanting to brush up on their skills! This introductory class will give you an opportunity to unwind and unpack the foundations of observational drawing.

The class will walk you through a range of drawing exercises, from simple techniques to help you break down your subject matter to ways in which you can make your illustrations pop! You’ll walk away from the class having experimented with different mark making techniques, perspectives on how to view the world around you and gain a collection of drawings to add to your repertoire.

About Lilian Choo

Lilian Choo is an illustrator, designer and painter. Her work hopes to capture the beauty and the reality of the human form. Having studied a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication), majoring in Illustration at The University of South Australia - Lilian has gone on to design a stamp for the United Nations, create for designer Tiff Manuell and was featured in Curvy 9, an international publication recognising the work of female creatives.

Check out some of Lilian’s illustrations at or take a peak into her life @paperthreads on Instagram.

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