I’m still honing my hand lettering skills, so I’m going to post a bit of my work each Friday for the next 5 weeks (like I did with gouache a few months back). Does anybody want to practice with me? :) If anyone wants to practice along with me and share your progress, I made [...]
Posts Tagged ‘sketchbook’
Who’s ready for fall? I’ve never designed Halloween goodies before (well, except these postcards years ago), so I’ve been playing in my sketchbook to see what I can come up with. I’m not sure yet which of these will become cards, and which will just stay in my sketchbook. I also messed around with gouache [...]
I ran out of blank pages in my sketchbook, so I picked up a new one today. In college I had a professor who required us to decorate our sketchbook covers, and I’m going to start doing that again. Since I’ve had Danni’s washi tape notebook in the back of my mind for a while, [...]
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 [...]
Here are some sketchbook pages from when I was working on this year’s Father’s Day cards. I love hand lettering, but it doesn’t come naturally to me. I really have to work for each letter, and I usually mess up a bazillion times before I get something that looks decent. In early elementary school I remember getting [...]
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…
Daniel’s parents are missionaries, so he grew up in Zaire and Kenya (by the way, don’t ask him if he speaks “African” or if he rode an elephant to school—he gets mad). He saw firsthand the constant struggle many Africans faced just to acquire basic necessities like food and clean water. When he shares his [...]
Here are some of the sketches I did while creating this year’s holiday cards. Maybe I should work on my 2012 holiday cards now, that way I won’t have to get into the Christmas spirit in July again!