Inspiration Wednesday: From My Sketchbook

I’ve been trying hard lately to manage my time better so I can keep sketching and doodling random ideas in my sketchbook while keeping up with my licensed art projects and graphic design clients. Here are a couple of my sketchbook pages from the past week.

sketchbook page bird in a tree

The first drawing of a bird in a tree is ready to be inked and scanned for digital fun. I still need to finish the second page by filling in a fancy scrolled frame around the illustration of critters and cattails.

sketchbook page critters cattails

I’m continuing my quest to Make More Work on advice from established designers and illustrators. Make so much work that you can’t be ignored. I love to draw so drawing more – drawing all the time – to continue to develop my illustration style is a great challenge to have.

Hope you’re on the look–out for things that inspire you.

Terri

8 comments

  • Hello Terri,

    Love how the Butterfly always manages to sneak into your designs.

    Happy drawing.
    Bev.

  • Kristine Schneede

    Hello Terri!
    I’m a Norwegian girl who love to follow your blog. I do some sketching myself, and your blog gives me great inspiration! I’m curious to know how you take your sketches further from the paper to digital form (scanning?). And which program do you use for the digital work with the sketches?

    Kristine, Norway

    • Nice to meet you Kristine. I went back to art school to learn how to draw and sketch, and to learn the digital programs. I like to draw in pencil in my sketchbooks and then ink the sketches with Micron pens, which gives them more contrast. Then I scan them and import them into Adobe Illustrator for the digital work. Some people prefer Photoshop which works well too. I like to use Photoshop to add textures, but prefer to draw in Illustrator. I also like using my Wacom drawing tablet. Hope that helps.

      • Kristine Schneede

        Thanks so much for your answer! Very interesting and helpful!
        Good luck with your projects, I am looking forward to follow them!

        Best regards, Kristine

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  • cindy-liveacolorfullife

    Those fancy scrolled frames are beautiful!

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