Category Archives: Creative

Design Process: Sketchbook 1.23.17

It has been ages since I posted my sketchbook pages here on the blog! I released new cards this month, and here they are with some of the original pen and ink illustrations from my sketchbook.

Here are the finished cards…

wit & whistle sketchbook design process

wit & whistle sketchbook design process

And here are some of the initial sketches…

wit & whistle sketchbook design process

wit & whistle sketchbook design process

wit & whistle sketchbook design process

wit & whistle sketchbook design process

And this is what it looks like when you need to hurry up and take the photo because the baby monster is coming to terrorize your sketchbook…

wit & whistle sketchbook design process

Progress

There’s not much to report around here, but I’m making slow, steady progress on those new pins. Here’s a little peek!

pin progress

pin progress

Pin Decisions

Holy cow! After less than a month I’m nearly sold out of my uterus pins. Thank you to everyone who ordered! Now I’m creating a whole line of enamel pins. Here’s a little sketchbook process…

wit & whistle enamel pins

wit & whistle enamel pins

Some of these concecepts haven’t made it to their final forms yet, but a bunch have! I’m trying to decide which 4 or 5 of the pin designs below to add to the shop first. Which are your favorites? I want them all!

wit & whistle enamel pins

1. stag beetle “love bug” pin
2. green thumb pin
3. draw something pencil pin
4. smarty pants pin
5. egg & sperm pin
6. Pilea peperomioides pin (my favorite houseplant)
7. tea lover pin
8. crazy plant lady pin
9. heart eyes turd & fly pin set