The Doodle Sheet Project
So, I try to draw on a regular basis. Back in October I participated in the Inktober drawing challenge which was a lot of fun. Once that ended, I came up with this idea to draw on pictures of cookies for the month of December. Also a lot of fun. Whenever I take part in those daily drawing challenges, I get into the habit of drawing every day. It’s a great feeling. It’s especially great to look back over the the period of the challenge and see all the art I made. So, I’m always wanting to stick to those challenges. It’s nice to take a break, but it’s better to have something to focus on.
This new challenge is a combination of my desire to draw regularly and to get more out of my drawings. One of the things that I like about illustrations is that it can add so many great unique qualities when combined with Graphic Design. Anyone can learn to design page layouts and logos using design software, but adding hand-drawn elements adds so many unique qualities that are hard for other people to duplicate. Plus, a lot of designers can do amazing things with computer-based designs, but dont have the desire or the skills to add hand-drawn qualities.
That’s where my doodles and drawing skills can help. Each week for a month, I plan to create doodle sheets. Then at the end of the month, I’ll collect the best ones and create a digital product that anyone can purchase and use for their next creative project. I find my doodles and illustrations work great to give character to design projects. They can be turned into patterns, they can be used to accent typographical elements, they can even be used with brand identities. The possibilities seem limited only by your imagination. So, be sure to follow along as this project develops. In the mean time, you can check out the first volume here: