Thursday, March 25, 2010
I'm working on several wedding invitation designs at the moment. The last couple of days have been so beautiful that I've gone to the park on my lunch break with my sketchbook and nothing short of 6 different black ink pens to doodle some flower designs.
Here's the progression of drawings. I FINALLY got it drilled into my head: "pencil first. then ink" by my smart husband. Things do turn out so much better that way.
I forced myself to try to squeeze whatever I was drawing into a square, then erased the lines after it was done. This is what I learned from quilter Jane Sassaman. She taught me how to draw!
The moral: 2 hours of drawing, and a few that are okay. I really like one of them for the invites I'm working on right now. It's going to be a graphic element at the top of the invitation.