Flashback Friday Part 2 – 2015 in Sketches

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Last week I shared my sketches, doodles, drawings and designs from the deep dark past of 2006. Those were wild times: cellphones had buttons, following someone was considered a crime not a desirable occurrence and singers wore pants on stage. If you missed it, read it here.

But today, I’m going to show you my sketches from the recent past. 2015 was a bit of a crazy year for me. So much happened and so much has changed, some of it was not so great but mostly the changes were positive and progressive and amazing.

I’m not great with change. I break out. I hyperventilate. I compulsively organise. I lose sleep. But the best way I have found to deal with my anxiety and stress has been through creating. I started this blog, I started new crafty pursuits and I started drawing a lot more. So without any more preamble, here are a few sketches from my sketchbook of 2015.

Hand Lettering

One of the things I really got into this year was hand lettering and brush lettering, something I talked about earlier this year. I’ve always loved drawing letters, but I only discovered this lovely art-form recently.

sketchbook sketch pencil ink hand lettering brush lettering

sketchbook sketch pencil ink hand lettering brush lettering

sketchbook sketch pencil ink hand lettering brush lettering

I also had no idea how much work can go into a single hand lettered phrase. These sketches are part of a project I did for a Skillshare class.

sketchbook sketch pencil ink hand lettering brush lettering

sketchbook sketch pencil ink hand lettering brush lettering

Here is the final sketch:

sketchbook sketch pencil ink hand lettering brush lettering

And the final inked sketch:

sketchbook sketch pencil ink hand lettering brush lettering

I experimented a lot with my copic brush pens too:

sketchbook sketch pencil ink hand lettering brush lettering

sketchbook sketch pencil ink hand lettering brush lettering

sketchbook sketch pencil ink hand lettering brush lettering

Some John Finnemore Souvenir Programme references for you:

sketchbook sketch pencil ink hand lettering brush lettering

sketchbook sketch pencil ink hand lettering brush lettering

Comics

Another thing I really got into this year was comics. As I said in my last post, I’ve always loved comics, but this year I committed to drawing more and experimenting with different styles.

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sketchbook sketch brush ink

I’m a Supernatural fan, so this is a bit of chibi fanart of the show:

sketchbook sketch brush ink comic fanart

sketchbook sketch pencil

sketchbook sketch pencil

This is an idea I had for a comic that I don’t think I’m going to see through, maybe it’s just a little too dark and it doesn’t showcase how I feel all of the time, just sometimes.

sketchbook sketch pencil

 

Random Sketches

And here are some random sketches that have nothing to do with anything, but I like them, so I thought I’d show them to you.

First off, as I mentioned before, I love Supernatural and I’m a big Jensen Ackles fan. So I tried to commit his beautiful features to paper:

sketchbook sketch pencil

Still drawing pretty girls posing hahaha!

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sketchbook sketch watercolour pencil

Mmm, breakfast.

sketchbook sketch watercolour pencil

Any Harry Potter fans present?

sketchbook sketch pencil fanart

The Little Mermaid

sketchbook sketch pencil

I love Spongebob Squarepants, he’s so happy!

sketchbook sketch watercolour pencil fanart

Mmm, chocolate.

sketchbook sketch watercolour pencil

And that’s that! I hoped you enjoyed this little sneak-fest into my sketchbooks, and maybe it inspired you to do a bit more of what you love and just create. Thank you so much for reading, let me know what you think in the comments and if you know someone who might like this post do like, share and tweet it to your friends and family. Next week is a really fun blog post about looking forward to the year ahead, with some more free printables! If you don’t want to miss it then subscribe via email and it’ll come straight to your inbox!