Start with a Sketch

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Kate Bingaman-Burt

In Start with a Sketch, illustrator Kate Bingaman-Burt shares her approach to sketching and other image-making techniques with the goal of developing and sharing creative self-expression—your unique pursuits, points of view, and personal stories.

  • Sketch and share right from the start. Get an overview of materials and tools, guidelines for basic image production and publication reproduction, a discussion of ideas and starters, and a gallery of examples of super-simple publications that can be created from a single sheet of paper.
  • Discover a wealth of potential creative options through a range of storytelling categories—collections, activism, obsessions, biographies, and more—including an overview of each, starter prompts, and inspirational galleries of zines and other self-publications. Each chapter also features a different illustration style/approach (along with tips for successful reproduction) and publication formats (exploring different sizes and page counts).

Let every sketch help you find and tell your unique stories with Start with a Sketch

PRICE: $22.99 / Can$29.99 / £16.99

MEDIUM: Drawing & Illustration,

FORMAT: Paperback

ISBN: 9781631599576

SIZE: 8.5 in x 10in / 215.9mm x 254 mm

PUBLISHED: December 14, 2021

Kate Bingaman-Burt mostly draws, letters, documents, and collects, but she also does a lot of other things that involve energy, conversation, and exchange. As a critical component of her creative practice, Kate is a full-time educator and makes illustrations for all sorts of clients all around the world. An Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University, Kate also offers classes on CreativeLive and Skillshare, including the popular and widely viewed class "Making Your First Zine." In addition, she owns Outlet, which hosts workshops, pop-up events, and a risograph print studio, and sits on the boards of directors of Design Week Portland and the Independent Publishing Resource Center. Kate lives in Portland, Oregon.