The Sketchbook Project 2011 pt. 4

More spreads from The Sketchbook Project 2011 that is currently traveling.

Another quote page. I thought the lettering turned out great on this spread!

Final look to the spread. Another red head! πŸ™‚ Imagine that. Think of me as the female Klimt. LOL!

Another drawing I had scanned, printed, pasted into the moleskin, and added additional ballpoint doodles to make it a part of the spread. The contrast of a mostly white page next to a filled page looks attractive to me.

Finished spread:


The Sketchbook Project 2011 pt. 3

Here are more photos of the progress and final image of my sketchbook that is traveling in The Sketchbook Project 2011 show currently.

I dove right in on this spread! Picked up my Sharpie and began to doodle and love it so much that I didn’t want to paint over top of it or cover it with any drawings. I hope you agree that it was a good move! πŸ™‚


Thought I would keep a spread fairly simple but dynamic with color. Printed out an enlarged version of Β a ballpoint pen drawing I had created. I pasted it into the Moleskin and used a ballpoint to extend the strands of hair across the spread.

Ended up pleased with the final painted piece. One of my favorite color combinations on the girls I drew in my sketchbook really.

The Sketchbook Project 2011 spreads pt. 2

For anyone who is confused, these are images of my sketchbook from The Sketchbook Project 2011 that is currently traveling around in the show. I have already signed up for the 2012 show though and can’t wait to have a new sketchbook to fill up! You feel so accomplished when you finish one. I highly encourage everyone to sign up for it!

Here are a few more spreads from the Moleskin sketchbook that is traveling currently. On the majority of the spreads, I started out drawing my doodle designs with a Sharpie. Then I scanned one of my drawings, made it larger or smaller, printed them out, pasted them in the book, and added the acrylic paint for final color.

Progression of the exotic spread:

Finished Exotic spread:


Since I am a big fan of looking up and reading quotes, I had to put several within the sketchbook. My lettering could have been better, but I think a lot of them still turned out well.

Final Quotation spread:

More Sketchbook Project Spreads

Since a lot of time has passed, I have decided to put up more photos of the process and final images from The Sketchbook Project 2011 I participated in. Definitely thinking about doing it again this year for the 2012 tour!

Unfortunately, I only have one photo of the progression of this piece because it really took off for me, and I completely forgot to stop myself to get another picture! Oh well! Can’t always stop the artist. πŸ˜‰

Final piece! I was extremely happy with the way this one turned out. For some reason, I have always loved painting red heads and have been tempted to dye my hair red. Ha!

My First Doodle Bag Customer!

If you have seen the previous post, then you know I doodled on a t-shirt as a birthday gift to my best friend. She happened to see some of the Doodle Bags I had all over my drawing table and instantly wanted the pink one! I didn’t even get a chance to take a picture of it yet so forgive the quality of the photo. The response to my bags has been immense and the fact I moved into a new house has really crimped my goal of getting an Etsy shop up and running for my Doodle Bags. Meanwhile, enjoy the bag bought by my first customer, my best friend, Michelle! πŸ˜€

Front of the bag:

Back of the bag:

Michelle trying it on for size:

Doodle Shirt

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to try doodling on a t-shirt to give to my best friend for her birthday. I have been dying to do it but haven’t had much time with fixing up, moving, packing, and unpacking into my new house. I was thrilled that she loved it! Just like my Doodle Bags, I immediately started drawing directly onto the t-shirt with the Sharpie Rub-a-Dub marker. I thought it would be flattering to make it look like the doodle was falling from the shoulders and showering down the front. With how busy I have been, this project eased my need to create artwork a bit.

After I gave her the t-shirt, my friend saw one of my Doodle Bags and ended up buying it to take on a trip with her! I will post up photos of the bag tomorrow if I have time.