I’m going to draw more consistently in my sketchbook. I’m already drawing a ton every day, but usually it’s for client work, and I haven’t been sketching for the pure enjoyment of it. I’m going to keep one sketchbook and one drawing tool at my desk until I fill the book. I’m hoping that by getting rid of choices and only using one book and one medium, I’ll get into sketching more quickly and increase my creative output. Here’s a page from today.
The sequel to Don’t Throw It to Mo! comes out Tuesday, so I thought I’d share a quick sketch from the new book. In this sketch for the cover, Mo was right handed, but as the illustration process continued, I thought it’d be great to switch things up a bit and have him be a lefty.
So Mo’s a lefty throughout the book. In some ways, the leftie thing was a bit of a bummer, because I wanted Mo to be facing right, and the only way for him to do that if he was left handed would be for his back to face the viewer. So, in the final cover he’s facing left.
In the coming weeks, I hope to post more often (even though I have two books due in March, which is making me crazy), and I’ll show some more preliminary work for Mo.
I created these a while back while I was working on a project for Snowbird Ski Resort (their site redesign is nice, by the way). None of these made the final cut, but I thought they looked pretty cool, and I ran across them again today.
My son likes to sit at the kitchen counter a lot. He watches my wife cook there. He likes to draw there. It might just be his favorite hangout spot.
I’ve been experimenting with using fountain pen and marker on watercolor paper. It’s been pretty fun. The color is really vibrant, but obviously the texture and subtleties of watercolor aren’t there. Still, it’s quick, and it’s not messy.
A quick little sketch I did of Milton Glaser while my students were working on a project. If you don’t know who Milton Glaser is, here’s his site. He’s the guy who created I ♥ NY, among a bazillion other designs.