Sketchbook Project: Update 3

It’s been a long time since I last got a chance to scan in art and write about it. You have no idea how good it feels to have time to blog and do fun art stuff again.

December was a super busy month for me, and not just because of the holidays. Did you know that I’m a Graphic Designer? I’m working as a freelancer, and I’m making a transition to focus more on web design, so I’ve been taking some time off from working to focus on learning the ins and outs of web design and coding. I got an unexpected job for the month of December that I couldn’t say no to. The project pretty much took up all my time and then some. I’ve been able to continue working on my Sketchbook Project pages little by little, but I haven’t had the time to scan and upload images, or blog about anything. I’m very grateful for the work that came my way, but I’ve been a little sad that I haven’t been able to spend much time on my art.

Now that things are lightening up work-wise, and the Sketchbook Project deadline is looming (only 9 days left!), I’m happy to be able to dedicate some time to drawing and all the good stuff that goes with sharing my work online.

A few of the pages in my sketchbook were creased and wrinkly when I got it. I’m not sure if this drawing is finished. I feel like the area to the left of the wrinkle is too empty.

facets, blue

facets, green

My father was a geologist, and I recently came across some of his gem and mineral books which inspired the previous two drawings.

notebook paper
This drawing evolved as I was working. When I finished, I thought it looked like an abstract interpretation of wide-ruled notebook paper.

I enjoy drawing 7-pointed stars. They require a little more concentration than 5-pointed stars and are very satisfying to complete when I get them right. The big star at the bottom is an example of what happens when I am not concentrating. Technically it’s “wrong” but I like it anyway.

I couldn’t decide what to do with this drawing after finishing the lines. I added some grid pattern along the edge of one of the shapes, but I’m not completely sold on it. This drawing might just stay as it is.

I have a few more pages finished and scanned that I’ll be sharing soon!

2 Replies to “Sketchbook Project: Update 3”

  1. I didn’t know you were a graphic designer! That is a field I’ve considered lately but not sure if I want to go back to school or not.

    Anyway, just love your sketchbook pages. And I have to say that the circles are my favorite of this gorgeous set. But then again I’ve always loved circles. 🙂

    1. Graphic Design is a good job, but after going to school I was surprised by how at times it’s not very creative! Still, I have a lot of fun with it, and focus on my personal art to satisfy my creative spirit. and thanks! I’m glad you like my sketchbook–very encouraging to hear. 🙂

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