Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunday Sketches

"Life"
WIP: Moleskine Journal


Happy Sunday Sketches . . . .

I hope the weekend is treating you well! I for one plan to finally conquer the studio redo that I started two weeks ago (I had no idea that can of worms I opened would be so big) and because of it, I haven't been able to create anything in what seems like forever.

As a matter of fact, this was done while I was on vacation last month and although she made an appearance on Instagram, I haven't yet shared her with you here. I started by doodling borders around the journal and followed by writing the word "life" in the center of the left page. At some point, I added a circle to the text and from there a face was born. It's rough I know, but I like the fact that she was made with only one (fabulous) tool: a uni-ball pen. 

Eventually she got a neck, shoulders and a quote of her own:

"Life isn't about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself"
- George Bernard Shaw

I'm not sure where she's going from here, but I appreciate you taking the time to look. 

Happily linking to Sunday Sketches,
Kristin xo

44 comments:

Giggles said...

Love the face and font!! Well done.. frustrating to create in a mess, also frustrating to have to sort it all.... I hear you!! Think of September as the start of a new year, with new creative endeavors in a clean space!! Good luck.

Hugs Giggles

missy k said...

Ahh she is so cute.... I love the fonts too.

Great quote:)

Good luck with your studio!!!!

Karenx

Tam Hess said...

She reminds me of zentangle. I really like her! I LOVE pen and ink and black and white work!! Happy SS xoxo

Joanna said...

She's so sweet - I like how she evolved from the lettering.

Well done for taking on the studio - it's the bit when it gets 'worse before it can get better' that you really begin to wonder what you've taken on, eh?!

xx

Christine said...

This is so creative Kristin, I love how she was developed.

craftattack said...

Lovely sketch. Good to see you around again! Valerie

Missy said...

Very cool sketch, great lines and I love the text.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I just LOVED this sweet face when I saw her on Instagram. So adorable!! Now, I want to sketch! ;) Happy long weekend. :)

Netty said...

wow am so impressed with your drawings, especially doing it with a ball pen...you obviously never go wrong, whereas I keep my rubber in my pocket at all times....draw you own conclusions.....lol Annette x

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I love the uniball markers... and before they set they make lovely washes... I really like this and I love that quote... hope the redo is done soon so you can get back to more creating...xx

Janet said...

I know just how you feel about the studio re-do. I started mine on Aug 2 and I'm now at the stage where I'm starting to bring things back into the room. HUGE job! But I love my new space. I'm sure you'll be happy with yours, too.

WrightStuff said...

Well I think she evolved into a very pretty little thing :)

Serena Lewis said...

Beautiful sketch, Kristin!

Meoww said...

Very pretty sketch!

Lucy Chen said...

love this quote, and the girl!

Janelle said...

I hope that you can find the end to the studio redo. I think that all of us creative types struggle with these issues. I love your sketch.

Alexandra said...

OH my gosh. What a SUPER great job here! I LOVE love this piece and your detail, Kristin. :)

Za faran said...

i love the 'Life' in it, also the eyes on the face is so beautiful! !

Cameron said...

Totally fun doodle girl!!

Don't worry....once your re-do is done....you won't to ever stop creating there! It'll make you so happy :)

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

her message is clear - what a great motivational note card this could be!
cheers, dana

denthe said...

I'm not sure she should go anywhere from here - she's lovely as is!

Debbie said...

I love how she turned out, the quote too! Nice job!

Harshad mehta said...

Combination of innocence, surprise and anxiety in her eyes. Life has lots in store!

scarlett clay said...

This is wonderful, I love the different lettering you've done so much and her eyes are awesome!

Daniele Valois said...

oh I love her so much! and you added the body. Lettering is great too. I always stumble on lettering and what to do!!! ...but man, her face is fantastic! love this quote!

stefanie stark said...

I like your pretty doodle-face very much. It looks a bit like the magic pictures in my old German book of fairytales - magic! Thank you for your nicely comment!

Terri Neggers said...

Oh, she's so sweet. Those eyes - I think she goes way beyond doodling...

I'm sending you mental support as you re-do your studio - that's an abyss that easy to fall into and hard to get out of!

Gallery Juana said...

love the wip and that is a great quote!

lessandragr said...

She is so pretty with beautiful eyes. And I like your saying. There is a lot of potential with this little lady!
Good luck getting your studio redo done - you will feel SO much better when it's all in place!

Ella said...

I love this whole post, her face is amazing~ Your eyes always delight me!
What a wonderful quote...might have to borrow this one sometime :D xo

Tori Beveridge said...

Isn't it amazing the places doodling takes you. This is really gorgeous. I love the whole journal page.

xo Tori

Carolyn Dube said...

I love the black and white- it gives her face such a vintage feel and the variety of lettering styles gives it a fun and modern feel! Can't wait to see where you take her!

Tammie Lee said...

i really like this! it is a wonderful and unique piece.

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