I have been noticeably absent from the blog lately, so instead of prolonging the silence I wanted to report that I will be taking somewhat of a blog staycation. I will still post, but with less frequency than previously and my posts will be smaller (quick little snippets of design, pet, products I love, etc…). So things may look and feel a little different!
For my design class I am working on my final project, for which I have decided to create a vintage (1950s) style Christmas/Holiday card. So, my sketches have been of vintage design elements and styles I have found during my research… Now, I have to choose which design to move forward with (out of the seven I have numbered and labeled). If you’d like to chime in on which design I should choose, please comment below!!!
Interesting tidbit: The design of #7 is inspired by my Dad’s family’s (when my Dad was young) 1957 Christmas cards!
My Dad is the oldest of his siblings, and he is in the corner by the record player.
Cupcakes & Christmas…
What is this post all about you ask? Read this to find out!
Last week, I stumbled across Mike Lowery, an illustrator through a blog called Book by Its Cover. Book by Its Cover, among other things, showcases illustrators’ sketchbooks in a series called “Sketchbook Series”.
On Book by Its Cover, I looked at Mike Lowery’s Sketchbook Series, which I thoroughly enjoyed! According to his Sketchbook Series interview on Book by Its Cover:
“Mike Lowery’s goal is to draw or write something in his journal every single day. If he misses a day, he said he has to do at least two pages. He’s been filling moleskins for the past three years with his adorable characters, fun drawings and little comics …”
I didn’t think too much more about it until I was in bed trying to fall asleep last night … I was in bed at 10pm trying to fall asleep so that I could get up at 5am to drive to Las Vegas (we, me, John, and Mocha came out to Henderson, NV today to visit our grandparents). I digress, so I was thinking about how Mike Lowery sketches at least once a day. Then, I started to think about things that I would like to sketch and how that would be and what that would look like …
I decided that I would like to commit to sketching something everyday … whether it is something simple just to get a sketch done or whether it is more elaborate, such as brainstorming for a project, I will sketch something everyday. I hope by doing so, I will not only cultivate my drawing and illustration skills, but I will also nurture any creative ideas I have, hopefully realizing and following through with more of those ideas as well. Furthermore, I hope these daily sketches will help me to hone and define my personal style more.
I will, on a fairly regular basis, share my sketches here on my blog under the tag “Daily Sketches”, as well as share insights into how my quest to develop my skills, foster creativity, and find my style is going. I am very excited about this quest!