Just a quick update on a personal project: I finally finished another sketchbook (that I started some time in 2010!).
As I only occasionally drew in this book, both the subjects and the styles toward the end are all over the show. I have to constantly remind me, that sketchbooks are exactly that: a collection of (random) sketches/things/thoughts. As a designer, I tend to make the whole book coherent, choosing to practice one specific style for the sake of a constant aesthetic. That’s the school of classic marketing and corporate design right there. But there are several problems with this thinking: first and foremost it limits myself in trying out different things. And secondly, it can become boring af. So, accepting that the look and feel of the visuals are all over the show plus taking into account that not all drawings turn out well, I decided to add the remaining pages anyway. There:
A note on the last 3 images: having preschool-age and school-age kids, I tend to read a lot of children’s books. Mainly for them, but also for me. There are some truly wonderful books out there. And sometimes, the kids want to draw a scene or character from those books after the reading session. I just jumped on board of this train and drew right along them. So please see, I referenced the author/illustrator on these pages. These lovely characters are NOT my brainchildren. 🙂