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30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 8

Just the two of ours today! Mine’s Bambi. I even watched it last night (my parents got me the DVD for my birthday. Did you know that movie was made in 1942?? Crazy.). Steven‘s favorite animated character is Tommy Pickles. Love Rugrats. Tomorrow’s challenge: favorite tv show! Could be the cast, favorite character, just the name or maybe something like a house or an item that represents it. Email me by tomorrow at morning if you want yours included here on my blog. And happy mother’s day to all the lovely moms out there that read my blog.

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30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 6

Oops I’m a little late on this one. I took the day off to spend time with my family and realized about 15 minutes ago that I had forgotten to schedule this post. Anyways, here are our favorite book characters (books that aren’t movies). Mine’s my favorite book as a kid, Mandy by Julie Andrews. If it IS a movie, I’m not aware of it. Also, it’s the worst drawing of the challenge yet. I drew it in literally 2 minutes as I explained to my parents what a blog was. Love it.

Steven and Benji‘s drawings are below. How amazing is Benji’s?

Tomorrow’s challenge: favorite word. YAY! I get to draw typography! If you want your drawing included here on my blog tomorrow, email me at hi@allisonlehman.com Enjoy your weekend!

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30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 5

BFFs! Today’s challenge was to draw your best friend. I drew Adam, obviously.

Steven and Benji drew their wives! Looks like we’re doing something right.

Tomorrows challenge: draw your favorite character from a book (only books that have NOT been made into movies…because then we’d just end up drawing celebrities or other cartoons). If you want to share your drawing on my blog, just email it to me by midnight tonight to hi@allisonlehman.com. Happy drawing!

 

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Pinterest Logo Update

I spend a lot of time all of my time on Pinterest. If you don’t have Pinterest, comment below and I’ll try to send you an invitation. Seriously, you need to be on it. Anyways, they recently updated their logo and I absolutely love it. Here it is before, along with a sketch/graphic during the process:

“We needed something that seemed casual, but that also carried signs of careful craft. It was important to sense the touch of the hand in the forms, but to stay subtle. We also wanted it to carry a feeling of nostalgia, without seeming retro. The need for contemporariness drove many of the initial experiments, where I played with fully upright scripts, and tuned down the range of line weight variance. The bolder type also served well under the ever-present logistical issue that the logo would be seen almost exclusively on screens at only a few pixels tall, where small details don’t translate well.”

-Pulled from their blog, read the entire post here

The new logo (above) is great and I smile every time I log on. Oh wait…I’m always logged on.

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30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 4

Today’s challenge: draw your favorite place. My favorite place? Any art museum. Whether it’s a local museum, the MOMA, or the Met…I love it.

Steven loves Disney!

Benji loves the arcade!

Christopher sent in his drawing and I have to admit…my bed probably comes in second place. I love sleeping. And I love his drawing.

If you’d like to participate tomorrow, the challenge is: draw your best friend! If you want your drawing to be included in my post tomorrow, just email me at hi@allisonlehman.com by midnight tonight. And if you’re participating on your own blog, don’t forget to link to it in a comment on any of these posts. Happy drawing!

 

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Drawing on the Mind

With this whole 30 Day Drawing Challenge…I realized that I could just do the challenge (crappy drawings and all) or I could really try to create a style within my sketches. I am by no means an illustrator but as a designer I think it’s important to be able to convey your ideas on paper with your own hand. Here are a few that I admire:

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