Our house is littered with cardboard boxes right now. It looks like we’re moving! I had a few big shipments of packaging supplies delivered this week, and I have no where to put them. This morning I started clearing out some storage space, and I came across a crate full of 10 or 15 of [...]
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A few recent pages from my sketchbook…
I received a copy of Little Big Books for Christmas from my parents, and I have to share its awesomeness with you. It contains loads of children’s book illustrations in a wide range of styles. I’m pretty sure that almost every designer/illustrator has “write and illustrate a children’s book” on their bucket list, and I’m no exception. [...]
Happy Thanksgiving! I started sketching some Thanksgiving card ideas earlier this year, but never followed through on them. There’s always next year! You know, I don’t like turkey nearly as much as I like mashed potatoes and gravy. What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?
Here’s my final lettering practice post! These 5 weeks flew by, didn’t they? I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my process. I think I have improved a lot since week 1, and that makes me just a little bit giddy! I’ve fallen in love with hand lettering, so I imagine my sketchbook pages will be filled [...]
I have an ever-growing list of greeting card ideas on my laptop. Some of them are quite terrible, but there are a few keepers in the mix too. I write all my ideas down, even the bad ones (just in case they spark something better later). This weekly lettering assignment is great motivation for me [...]
Want to see something beautiful? These coneflowers are the newest addition to my butterfly garden (thanks Dad!). Most flowers are pretty because of their petals, but the center is clearly the best part of a coneflower. They’re so intricate—even from the moment the bud first appears. My coneflower-inspired doodles certainly don’t live up to the [...]
I’m wrapping up a few tea towel designs this week! I really like how they’re turning out (I’ve done my happy dance several times), and it’s so much fun to design for fabric for a change. Here are some of the original sketches I’m working from. I love drawing on graph paper. It’s reassuring to [...]
I snapped some photos around my parents’ garden last weekend that inspired me to fill a few pages in my sketchbook. Here are the photographs and their corresponding doodles.
Here are a few of my most recent sketchbook pages and the process behind my Valentine’s Day card designs. I’m pretty sure I have the sense of humor of a 9 year old boy…