I am participating in an art challenge where the theme is “Under the Sea.” I found a lot of illustrations in my sketchbooks with this theme that I wanted to share in one place.
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I love looking back through my own sketchbooks and illustrations for inspiration for new ideas to draw and illustrate. Here’s one of my favorite illustrations, a daily doodle for the month of October which was part of a year-long daily doodle challenge I did.
I really loved this challenge and hope to make time to do this again!
I love looking back through my own sketchbooks and illustrations for inspiration. Here are a few more of my favorite illustrations with a fall theme done in my moleskin sketchbooks:
I always love looking back through my own old sketchbooks and illustrations for new inspiration. Here are a few of my favorites with a fall theme, from daily doodles to tiny art to watercolor splatter drawings:
Capturing the essence of my day with a new sketchbook project – pages from book 2, started April 1, 2020. (most current sketchbook page on top) Sometimes it’s just a drawing of what I saw today, and sometimes it’s a drawing of a quote I want to remember.
I started a new sketchbook project for the first time in a couple years. Inspired by nature, my garden and summer adventures, this illustration project captured my 100 days of summer.
I completed a lot of drawing and illustration projects in 2016. It’s fun to see my best nine on Instagram, based on the number of likes, which includes some tiny art, animal art, watercolor experiments, and black and white drawings from my moleskin sketchbook.
I completed 44 weekly animal art illustrations (not all shown here), which is wonderful to look through. I learned a lot about drawing animals and page composition, and I had fun experimenting with a variety of watercolors.
I loved working on this weekly animal art project in 2016, and my daily doodle in 2015, so I’m not sure what to do in 2017 for a daily drawing challenge. Cheers to a better year in 2017!
It’s been nice to get reacquainted lately with one of my favorite things to do, drawing black and white illustrations in my moleskin sketchbooks with my favorite mechanical pencil and a Micron pen.
In looking through my last few sketchbooks, I discovered I like to go big on the first page. I used to have such a phobia for messing up that first page!
I managed to squeeze in a little coffee shop sketching around the holidays.
In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’ve been busy working on a new theme of drawings each week. At the end of the week, it’s nice to have lots of new drawings and a full page illustration. And I’m learning how to draw so many new things this year, which is really exciting! Only eight weeks left in this challenge.
I finished a fun series of illustrations in October for my animal art series with the theme national parks wildlife.
Click here to see my Weeks 1-16 illustrations, ranging from bears to owls to whales to saltwater fish
Click here to see Weeks 17-20: Backyard Birds, Flamingos, Peacock and Macaws
Click here to see Weeks 21-25: Bugs: Neon Insects, Monarch Butterflies, Butterflies, Neon Spiders, and Moths
Click here to see Week 26: Nature is new every morning.
Click here to see Weeks 27-30: Wildflowers + Pollinators
Click here to see Weeks 31-34: Freshwater Fish
Click here to see Weeks 35-38: Backyard Wildlife
Click here to see Week 39: National Parks Wildlife
Click here to see Week 40: Elk Portrait
Click here to see Week 41: Grey Wolf
Click here to see Week 42: Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Goat
Click here to see Week 43: Pronghorn Antelope
Click here to see Week 44: Caribou and Moose Crossing