Today I have some eye-candy to inspire and delight you by Chad Kouri. It's featured in the book Drawn In: A Peek into the Inspiring Sketchbooks of 44 Fine Artists, Illustrators, Graphic Designers, and Cartoonists.
Like to see what other creatives have in their sketchbooks? Then I bet you will surely be inspired by the Quarry book:
This book shares large full-color images and profiles each of the high-profile, amazingly talented artists that discuss their sketchbooks and how they use them.
People are fascinated by artist's sketchbooks. They offer a glimpse into private pages where artists brainstorm, doodle, develop and work on ideas, and keep track of their musings. Artists use these journals to document their daily lives, produce their initial ideas for bigger projects, and practice their skills. Using a variety of media from paint to pencil to collage, these pages can become works of art themselves. They often feel fresh and alive because they are first thoughts and often not reworked. These pages capture the artist's personalities along with glimpses of their process of working and inspirations.
Julia Rothman is a pattern designer and illustrator located in Brooklyn New York. Her pattern designs can be seen on products for companies such as Urban Outfitters, The Land of Nod, and Garnet Hill. She has her own line of letterpress stationery with Hello Lucky, office products through Galison, and a wallpaper line through Hygge & West. Recently Julia finished up a new pattern for Victoria Secret which they used on their new Tease for Two beauty products. Her illustrations can be found in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan magazine and on a poster displayed throughout the New York City's subway system as part of the MTA Arts for Transit program. Articles about her work have been published in Paper, City, Blanket and Tokion magazines. Her blog, Book By Its Cover (www.book-by-its-cover.com), has a very devoted readership. The site gets on average about 4,500 daily unique readers who visit at least twice a week.
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