So my plan for this first spread is to expand Wich Haus branding. They are wanting an editable menu design (since they change regularly) with new basic ingredient elements. We're also doing shirts and stickers in with different, interchangeable illustrations and typography.
These mock-ups just show the main logo and are not the final elements, just an example.
All through my school career I doodled during class and once I had my notebook taken away in middle school. This is what happened in Econ today, but I kept my book. It may not look like I was paying attention, but truly the subject (the class not the food) is interesting. Sure I may not remember certain details, but I can recall content. Today we discussed the Democratic debates, millennial socialism, and more on GDP.
I love being able to come home and have a full conversation about the economy and a bit about politics with my husband. It was never a subject I was interested in, but being an adult and relating to this world changed my resistance.
Use your noodle,
Do the noodle dance!"
Yesterday was... well, we're all adults and know how it can be.
To cheer myself up I went down a rabbit hole of Steve Irwin and Robert Irwin appearing on late night shows. With the aid of a couple of drinks I was belly laughing and snort giggling with my husband for a solid hour! These were two of my favorites!
Upon some self reflection I'm in a place that I've been before, which is wondering where I fit in as a designer and illustrator. How do these two things go together, or do they at all, and where do I go with it?
As an illustrator I take things at face value (like an actual tree, book, bottle) and translate that into my commercial work. Now, I'm being challenged to learn new styles that are heavy on abstract concepts, and like anyone doing something new, I suck.
It feels like a setback in a lot of ways, but like I said I've been here before. I can put meaning on these feelings if I want to, but I'm won't. The only way to get past some new insecurity is to work on it and learn to be better. So let's laugh at ourselves and slog on through!
I was all set to do a beautiful pink breezeway in the Caribbean when I saw this flamingo and I was finally wanted to work on animals.
The best illustration work comes from learning the real anatomy of a thing before starting to stretch and exaggerate. So here is me starting to understand flamingos. I'll take some inspiration from photos and character designers and hopefully come up with something in my own style.
Every winter I say that I'll pick up an outdoor sport, but the truth is I don't like the cold and would rather not thank you. This time of the year makes me want to travel, go somewhere new and get out of this Flathead gray.
I hope that wherever you are you found some love to give or receive, however that looks.... I gave my cat extra pets and my husband made me dinner because I was cranky with low blood sugar. I've always said that if I was ever interrogated (for what though?) just withhold food for more than 6 hours and I'll talk.
It was a very hard day for me, I forgot how hard it is to spend eight hours on a computer. I did it all last summer, five days a week, and I'd forgotten how much of an energy suck it can be. The tops of my shoulders are tender to the touch and my head is doing a slow front to back nod as I'm typing this.
So far into this challenge there are three days that I've started giving myself and "out" when it comes to doing my sketch early in the morning. But thinking I'm going to do it later in the evening is a little white-lie I tell myself when I hit snooze. No drawing tonight, but I'm sharing this sketching book I got years ago and it's still featured front and center on my shelf.
When I get more time I think I'll need to crack this one open again. I've also saved a few online classes on drawing/character design for once I'm done with school. I wouldn't say I'm questioning my life, but let's just say that drawing will always be what I'd like to gravitate toward when I think of my ideal future.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Abraham Lincoln
I feel like I should apologize for not doing anything yesterday, but my body and brain were like noooope! I slept for ten hours, hard. We're talking drool and an excellent cowlick up-do this morning. Guess I needed it. This means I'll have plenty of energy for today right?
“Fatigue is the best pillow.”
This is one video I've had saved on youtube for several years. Never fails to make me smile in the morning or get stuck in my head.
I didn't draw today and I'm pretty beat, so just calling it a night. I'm planning my morning sketch and I'm all ready for the am.
I'm an illustrator and graphic designer who is desperate to get back to the basics of pencil and paper! I'm challenging myself to sketch everyday for 40 days in hopes of regaining my overall skill, creativity, and wonder!