Posts Tagged ‘Sketchbook’

Speaking of Sketchbooks…

Monday, September 8th, 2008

While rummaging through all those design links, I ran across a great sketchbook from Ric Stultz. A highly published and featured illustrator, painter and designer, Ric is truly a talented artist. Ric’s gouache on paper is super nice as well.

Design Inspiration (and your sketchbook)

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Well, it’s like air – it’s all around you, everywhere you go. Problem is, just like air, it goes unnoticed on a highly regular basis. You’ve got to learn how to observe and make use of inspiration for design. For me, the point of this blog will be just that – to learn how to be aware of and utilize my surroundings to help me be inspired and become more creative.

I know I fail to notice inspiration around me all the time. Lots of times, I try the ‘wait and see’ approach and usually come up empty handed as far as any great ideas go. I lay down and try to come up with the next best idea – routinely falling asleep and having nothing to show for myself, but that’s another story.

The time I notice I’m ‘at my best’ concerning being inspired is when I’m carrying a sketchbook or camera. Then I make myself jot something down, sketch or doodle something or just snap a shot… of something. This can be anything from writing a thought, sketching a cup of coffee, designing a cool font, taking a photo of trash or whatever. Just doing something. (more…)