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Week 9 Sketchbook Page: Waterfowl

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m working on a new weekly theme to do daily drawings, while experimenting with watercolor. At the end of each week, it’s nice to have lots of new drawings and a full page illustration.

It’s been great fun been trying to draw all sorts of animals, so last week’s theme was a small variety of Waterfowl, with a light splash of color in the background. I also experimented with my hand lettering a bit too.

week 9 sketchbook page waterfowl

Can’t wait to turn this sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Week 1 drawings: Arctic Wildlife

Click here to see my Week 2 drawings: Horns and Hoofs

Click here to see my Week 3 drawings: African Safari

Click here to see my Week 4 drawings: Wool and Fiber

Click here to see my Week 5 drawings: Whales

Click here to see my Week 6 drawings: Bears

Click here to see Week 7 drawings: Owls

Click here to see Week 8 drawings: Wild Animals

Week 8 Sketchbook Page: Wild Animals

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m working on a new weekly theme to do daily drawings, while experimenting with watercolor. At the end of each week, it’s nice to have lots of new drawings and a full page illustration.

I’ve been trying to draw all sorts of animals, so last week’s theme was a mismatch of Wild Animals, with a light splash of color and some doo-dads in the background.

week 8 sketchbook page of wild animals

Can’t wait to turn this sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Week 1 drawings: Arctic Wildlife

Click here to see my Week 2 drawings: Horns and Hoofs

Click here to see my Week 3 drawings: African Safari

Click here to see my Week 4 drawings: Wool and Fiber

Click here to see my Week 5 drawings: Whales

Click here to see my Week 6 drawings: Bears

Click here to see Week 7 drawings: Owls

Week 7 Weekly Sketchbook Page: Owls

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m working on a new weekly theme to do daily drawings, while experimenting with watercolor. At the end of each week, it’s nice to have seven new drawings and a full page illustration.

Last week’s theme was Owls, with a light splash of gradient color in the background.

week 7 sketchbook page of owls

Can’t wait to turn this sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Week 1 drawings: Arctic Wildlife

Click here to see my Week 2 drawings: Horns and Hoofs

Click here to see my Week 3 drawings: African Safari

Click here to see my Week 4 drawings: Wool and Fiber

Click here to see my Week 5 drawings: Whales

Click here to see my Week 6 drawings: Bears

Week 6 Weekly Sketchbook Page: Bears

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m working on a new weekly theme to do daily drawings, while experimenting with watercolor (no grid this week!). At the end of each week, it’s nice to have seven new drawings and a full page illustration.

Last week’s theme was Bears, with a light splash of color in the background.

Week 6 sketchbook page of bears

Can’t wait to turn this sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Week 1 drawings: Arctic Wildlife

Click here to see my Week 2 drawings: Horns and Hoofs

Click here to see my Week 3 drawings: African Safari

Click here to see my Week 4 drawings: Wool and Fiber

Click here to see my Week 5 drawings: Whales

Week 5 Weekly Sketchbook Page: Whales

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m working on a new weekly theme to do daily drawings, while experimenting with watercolor (no grid this week!). At the end of each week, it’s great to have seven new drawings and a full page illustration.

Last week’s theme was Whales, with a light blue splash in the background.

week 5 sketchbook page of whales

Can’t wait to turn this sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Week 1 drawings: Arctic Wildlife

Click here to see my Week 2 drawings: Horns and Hoofs

Click here to see my Week 3 drawings: African Safari

Click here to see my Week 4 drawings: Wool and Fiber

Week 4 Weekly Sketchbook Page: Wool and Fiber

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m using a new grid to do daily drawings with a weekly theme, while experimenting with watercolor. At the end of each week, it’s nice to have seven new drawings and a full page illustration.

Last week’s theme was Wool and Fiber, with a light green wash in the background.

Sketchbook page Week 4 wool and fiber

Can’t wait to turn this sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Week 1 drawings: Arctic Wildlife

Click here to see my Week 2 drawings: Horns and Hoofs

Click here to see my Week 3 drawings: African Safari

Week 3 Weekly Drawings: African Safari

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m using a new grid to do daily drawings with a weekly theme, while experimenting with watercolor. At the end of each week, it’s nice to have seven new drawings and a full page illustration.

Last week’s theme was African Safari, with a light golden wash in the background.

sketchbook page week 3 african safari

I am really enjoying learning how to draw a variety of animals lately. Can’t wait to turn this sketchbook page into fun new digital art with so many possibilities. Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Week 1 drawings: Arctic Wildlife

Click here to see my Week 2 drawings: Horns and Hoofs

New Pages in My Sketchbook

In order to draw daily and fill up more sketchbooks, which is on my bucket list again for 2016, I always have fun coming up with new drawing prompts. My goal is to draw as much as possible, to draw something every day, and to eventually draw everything. Yes, everything! 😉

I had so much fun illustrating this new series of wildlife and nature-inspired scenes in my Moleskin sketchbook!

sketchbook page: on the move

“On the Move”sketchbook page: howling

“Howling”sketchbook page: doe woods

“Edge of the Woods”sketchbook page: buck woods

“Buck Woods”sketchbook page: wings

“Wings”sketchbook page: hiding in wood pile

“Hiding in the Wood Pile”

The next step is to get these on the computer and draw them in Illustrator for some digital art.

Happy drawing!

Terri

Wildlife Refuge Game

The final project for my concept development class was to design a board game that we could play in class. I don’t play board games too much anymore, so I wasn’t sure where to start. I bought a box of animal crackers, thinking I could use the cute animal cookies for player pieces. But I don’t like circuses, so I wanted to come up with another idea.

Then I considered doing a “day at the zoo” theme, so I started to illustrate my board to look like a zoo map. After watching an interesting show on the Animal Planet channel about sea life, I decided to make a game about wildlife trivia.

I searched for little figures that looked like safari people with no luck, so I used player pieces from another game that we never play.

I found some shiny red cardstock I cut into rectangles for the path and animal print cardstock I used to print the game rules, trivia cards, and answer key.

To top it off, I made a set of drawstring bags out of this fabulous zebra print to hold all the little pieces, trivia cards and rules – proof that I actually have been sewing a little lately!

I’ve never designed a game before, so I loved coming up with ideas and figuring out ways to make this playable and fun. This project was a lot of work with a short deadline, but I’m happy with how it turned out. We played a round in class, when I found out I needed to adjust the wording on a couple trivia cards, which was great feedback. I also learned we could use about 100 more trivia cards, which I will have to make available in the second edition!