Hey guys! I hope you’re having a great filled week so far! Mine’s been packed full of new personal projects, illustration commissions, and writing blog posts like today! I wanted to share a quick sketchbook drawings update for today, as I haven’t done one for a couple of months!
I love producing drawings in my sketchbook, from portraits, landscapes, to animal sketches, my sketchbook has become a way for me to practice my skills on a daily basis. I feel that as an freelance illustrator for hire, I should always be practicing my craft and improving my drawing.
I’ve been experimenting with larger sketchbooks in this update (even though you can’t tell from these images), which allows me to be more expressive with my mark making. It now feels weird going back to smaller sketchbooks!
What’s Included In These Sketchbook Drawings
Within these sketchbook drawings, I’m featuring portraits of Kelly Slater, the iconic Ronnie Corbett, animal drawings of koala bears, to the classic elephant. I tend to use colouring pencils within my sketchbook, which is a great way for me to practice my colour and my drawing at the same time.
I try and experiment with other drawing mediums like graphite pencils to pens, however I always tend to go back to the classic colouring pencils!
In comparison to my illustration portfolio, my drawing style is colourful, bold and vibrant. However in contrast to this, these drawings are more expressive and loose than my illustrations, something that I’m always trying to embed in my paintings.
I hope you have enjoyed these sketchbook drawings from April, let me know what you think of them by commenting below, I’ll love to hear from you!
If you haven’t managed to check out my previous blog post, where I share a brand new map illustration of Singapore, do have a look!
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