Recently I plucked up the courage to pick up some pencils and do some sketching. I was heavily into traditional art before graphic design, and it had been a long time since I'd drawn anything!

The main differences now that I'm a graphic designer are that my willingness to be more messy and creative has suffered. I noticed that I was taking more time to be careful with each stroke, and didn't let myself go on autopilot like I used to.

I'm happy to have had this reunion with sketching, and I'll be doing more like it when I have the time. I'd like to see how I can integrate this style of artwork into certain branding projects too.

Coloured in Photoshop.

Did you used to sketch? Get the old pencils out again!


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