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Sketchbook Diaries #5

Design

It's been a while since I've posted a Sketchbook Diaries post! I almost forgot about it!! I've been carrying around my mini sketchbook recently, and haven't had much time to scribble illustrations! I've been doing a lot of logos and brochures! I also slapped some new stickers on my sketchbook! The cat is from Tiny Tabby, they support cat shelters!  Got some old scribbles, some brochure scribbles, and random new…

Sketchbook Diaries #4

Design

It's time for another tour of my sketchbooks! With some quick doodles and some roughs from a recent contract job!  Keep creating and keep reading, check out my friend's awesome new book club!

The Bookworm Does: Building a Portfolio

Design, Life

I've said it before, but I was certainly MIA most of the month. (Or at least it felt like I was) That was because it was the ending of my time at college for my second degree! I was putting together a portfolio and man, that took A LOT of printing (I even got a new wide format printer for the occasion, as an early graduation gift) and a lot…

Pittsburgh Art Festival

Life, Local Flavor

We decided to check out the art festival in Pittsburgh a while back, and I just got super lazy in actually posting about it. Since I was working on my final portfolio show display and trying to get graduated from college number 2! (Phew! Another degree finished!) I love going to art festivals though, there are always awesome vendors, and I wish I could buy more art to hang on…

Painting in Erie

Design, Local Flavor

I went up to Erie with the boyfriend this past weekend to join my mom in Cocktails and Color, which is painting a picture while partaking in a drink or 2. It's really fun and super easy, it's also nice to see how everyone paints the same image! Boyfriend got to ride his bike on the peninsula with my dad while mom and I were painting so that was fun…

Sketchbook Diaries #3

Design

Let's look at some more pages of my sketchbooks with another edition of the sketchbook diaries! Here you can see some not finished button/keychain designs, some scribbles from my school notebooks, drafts of magazine ads, and some sketches of people...one being Z from Straight Up Z! I like doing portraits for fun!  So many scribbles!

Why I was MIA…

Cosplay, Life, Local Flavor

Tekkoshocon! I was sorta MIA for a bit from the blog and for that I apologize! I was preparing for the convention here in Pittsburgh, since I had a booth at the Artist Alley! It's a lot of fun to sell your art at conventions and to meet a whole bunch of new people! The biggest seller was the Pokemon stickers!! I also sold out of some prints and hair…

Bookworm does Drawing

Design, Life

As most of you know, I'm a design student, so drawing is something of a passion of mine. I sketch a LOT! I wanted to show here my progress, as in, we don't all magically start out as a fantastic artist. It takes lots of practice! Doodles on powerpoint slides, notes, napkins, paper tablecloths, coloring books, and the like!  So here are some pieces from years ago!  The last one…

The Sketchbook Diaries #2

Design

Everyone seemed to like the sketchbook diaries, so I thought, why not give it a round 2~!! I've been doing a lot of freelancing recently, not so much in illustration, but more so in logo design, so I might actually share some process tips later on! There's a lot that goes into design! And half the time, I'm so busy designing logos for other people that I completely ignore logos…

The Sketchbook Diaries

Design

I have A LOT of sketchbooks. I have a bunch of different sizes and I almost always have a small one in my purse in case inspiration strikes on the go! So, since I'm almost always drawing, I thought I'd share some pages every once and while! It's fun to see what's in someone's sketchbook! Will this be a new series?? We shall see!  Sketches are always fun, scratchy, and…