Today, I have a peek into a page from the new book by Rachael Taylor, 20 Ways to Draw a Doodle and 44 Other Zigzags, Hearts, Spirals, and Teardrops: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers. It has 20 marvelous ways to draw pennants and banners and I'm sharing it with you, along with a quote that I embellished using the page of banners as my guide.
The quote is, "Energy and persistence conquer all things." - Benjamin Franklin
My goal when I write my quotes, is to really play with the letterforms and experiment. I'm not really going for perfection more like doodling with my letters.
To embellish the doodle quote, I grabbed my red, blue, and black BIC markers, and quite simply drew some of the banners and pennants on the page. Again, not trying to think very hard, simply enjoying the experiment.
These 20 ways books are the best cure for "doodle-block."
What are you going to create using this exclusive page of 20 ways to draw banners and pennants? Create some art and post it using the hashtage #20waysdoodle. Rachael Taylor and I are waiting to see and share!
More about the Quarry book:
Swirls, spirals, and symbols come alive with 20 Ways to Draw a Doodle. Beautifully illustrated, this inspirational sketchbook lets you draw outside the trapezoid and create beautiful designs and patterns.
Explore playful polygons, zany zigzags, tweaked twizzles and twirls! Let your pencil roam freely across the page and create your own designs! 20 Ways to Draw a Doodle is perfect for illustrators, cartoonists, doodlers, and anyone who loves to sketch.
This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the abstract shapes, lines, and patterns in this volume are simplified, modernized and reduced to the most basic elements, offering simple forms that meld together to create the building blocks of any item (man-made or organic) that you want to draw.
This all-in-one sketchbook let's you draw right on the pages making it easy to keep all of your most inspired creations at hand. Whether it's for a project or just to pass the time and relax, learn how to doodle and create cool patterns and designs. 20 Ways to Draw a Doodle is the perfect muse for any level of doodler. Best of all, you can use your doodles as a starting point for bigger projects like wallpaper, stationery, cards, wrapping paper, and more!
Rachael Taylor is a fun & energetic surface pattern designer & illustrator that creates 'patterns to make you happy'! All of her products are unique creations. Her aim is to help you fill your life with fabulous colour, patterns & designs that will put a great big smile on your face!