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Day 3: Draw Your Favorite Album Art

Kate Bingaman-Burt, Erik Marinovich, Ryan Putnam, Lara McCormick

28 to Make

Kate Bingaman-Burt, Erik Marinovich, Ryan Putnam, Lara McCormick

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3. Day 3: Draw Your Favorite Album Art


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Day 3: Draw Your Favorite Album Art

(lively music) Hi. My name is Kate Bingman-Burt and this is 28 to Make. For this project, we are going to be drawing album art. Kind of like fan art, I guess, in a way. I know that when I was in high school I loved drawing my cd covers but now that I'm a little bit older, I still love drawing music. It's a hard thing to kind of break. We all have a lot of emotional connections that we place on music and songs and memories, and drawing your favorite album art is a really wonderful way to think about your relationship to the songs that you are loving and also help get better at drawing as well. And you don't have to have an album or a record album to do this project. You can look at the artwork that's on your iTunes if you want to, Apple music, or if you happen to have the vinyl, it's a really wonderful kind of touchpoint to draw from. So, for example, all you're going to need for this project, again, is your favorite drawing tool and some paper. This is an example of when I was trying...

to collect all of the Talking Heads albums. I was drawing them as I was getting them. So this is just an example of a black and white line drawing and then a little kind of statement that says closer to owning all of the Talking Heads on vinyl. Another example of what you can do with this is to add color. So this is Built to Spill and then my notation at the bottom is one of my favorite lyric lines from one of their songs. So it says no one wants to hear what you dreamt about unless you dreamt about them. And that's really true. Don't tell other people your dreams unless it's about them because it's kind of boring. Another thing that you can do to kind of kick it up even a little bit more is to draw a collection and add some color. So this actually ended up turning into more of a visual diary entry where I went through a record collection and I picked out albums that had specific memories at different points of my life and this didn't take long to do, but it was just a different way to execute the concept of drawing album art. So, again, each project should only take about 20 minutes, and I'm really excited to see what type of music you're listening to and what type of music you have chosen to commemorate in a drawing. Remember to share it with the hashtag 28 to Make. Thank you. (lively music)

Class Description

Sometimes, we lapse into unproductive habits because we don’t know what else to do. That's why we worked with some of the best creators we know to bring these 28 daily creative project ideas to your inbox so you can get back in the habit of making. 

Week 1

Celebrating everyday objects through drawing with Kate Bingaman-Burt

Week 2

Exploring line, form, and texture with Ryan Putnam

Week 3

Hacking visual language and creative thinking with Lara McCormick

Week 4

Connecting to your context through observation and lettering with Erik Marinovich


You'll get the same 2 videos every weekend, when you'll be encouraged to take in the sights and relax with Brooks Chambers

Who is this for?
It’s been gently optimized for designers, illustrators, and typographers, but it’s for anyone who wants give traction to their desire to create. 

How does it work?
  1. Sign up with the blue button above. 
  2. Watch your daily video prompt. 
  3. Make something! The projects can all be completed in 20 minutes, but you can take as long as you like. Also - do it your way. If the project calls for a drawing, but you've got some modeling clay on hand, feel free to sculpt instead.
  4. Reflect on your work for a few minutes. Did you love it? Hate it? Do you wish you could make one of these every day instead of doing the other projects? Do it!
  5. Share what you made with the world on Instagram using #28toMake. We really want to see what you come up with, and we're not alone.
  6. Repeat for 28 days, or until you stumble upon that thing that really gets you going. If you find yourself getting stale again, you can always come back. The videos will be emailed to you daily, but you can watch them on this page whenever you want.


LAra TAmalunas

I was looking for a way to get back into the habit of creating. The class has some fun ideas for projects that are easy to work on, which is super helpful. Every day I was excited to see what my new project was! But...a few seemed to not be what I considered sketching or drawing and didn't seem to fit the description. Overall, very helpful though :)

Margaret Agnew

I just loved the way this was presented and the immediate connection of the videos and their content which helped me discover and try things I would not have thought I could do. The affirmations from others doing the same thing and being able to gather ideas from the 'sharing' bit was also important for me. I have gained a lot creatively and it has fired parts of my imagination that lay hidden. I am just sorry it is formally over. I missed the last x3 sessions and the portfolio bit due to illness but will complete the other tasks and will continue explore developing those that really opened a creative slot for me. Above all thanks to the tutors - each of you - I loved the content you chose and the enthusiasm and creative energy you conveyed in just a few moments and the generous attitude of the skills share. That's it - Thank you, would recommend to anyone not to miss this opportunity.


Best course ever on Creative Live. It's the foundation for doing anything or everything creative. Even if you think your only creative interest is say photography ...and you're not a drawer, maker or artist of any kind ...think again. This course will open up your mind and you will discover that actually you are a creative and you can pick up a pencil and draw... and it doesn't take up much time... 10-20 minutes a day. In the beginning it's not about the end result, it's about the doing and how it sets something off in your brain. It will make a huge difference to everything else you put your hands and mind to in life.