Something I’m trying to do lately is challenge myself to draw even when I’m not feeling inspired or interested. I’ve heard that the act of being creative even when you’re not feeling it can help the muse come around more often. This is something I’ve always struggled with, but the new print-a-doodles section of my shop is definitely a motivator. If I can draw 1-2 quick printable illustrations a week, that section will fill up fast AND perhaps I’ll discover a more complicated project in mix! At least, that’s my theory.
How do you stay on top of the creative wave?
There’s a new doodle coming to the shop soon… in keeping with my goal of creating more designs that appeal to boys, this 12″ x 48″ banner can be personalized with your child’s name. Of course, there’s no saying your Matchbox-car-obsessed daughter wouldn’t love this as well. In fact, the inspiration for this doodle came from one of my kid’s favorite toys:
I thought I had a solid concept for this one, but after a few hours I lost steam, so it’s technically unfinished. I’m not feeling it. I think, perhaps, my approach was too literal. Oh well, maybe it will come together later.
Just a quick note to say there are some new, modern birth announcement designs up in the shop!
My entry for this week’s Illustration Friday–sometimes, love is brave. I know, I know, it’s sentimental, but that’s why I enjoy children’s art. It allows me to tap into my sweet and sappy side, guilt-free! This happy pair will soon be available as a print-a-doodle in the shop.