Here’s hoping you’ve had a fun Saturday! I capped off my day with some sketchbook scribbles for your amusement. In my quest for more artistic freedom, scribbling is quickly becoming a key component of my technique. And what’s the difference between drawing and scribbling, you might ask? Well, in my book, it means keeping my pen on the page for as long as possible so that more of the illustration or cartoon is created with a fluid continuous line.

Sketchbook Scribbles

A Girl Named Sybil - Just another of my sketchbook scribbles in my Moleskine notebook

I freehand drew the “scribble” above in my Moleskine Art Sketchbook. Watercolor was added from my Fan-Pan Watercolor palette using a water brush pen. (In case you’re wondering, I do work out the rhyme beforehand in another Moleskine notebook. And I find Rhymezone to be invaluable with helping me brainstorm rhyming words.)

Yesterday’s Drawing Video…

Felt more like a drawing than a scribble. My favorite part of the drawing was the kiddie pool. (Well, that and the part at the end where Ollie photobombed my video!)


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  1. Helen Reich says:

    What a sweet kitty! I like your scribble technique. The dribbling basketball player has a lot of interesting movement. It looks like she’s in the middle of fancy footwork, pivoting to a new direction. Or something!

    • Joana says:

      Thank you, Helen! I actually first scribbled out a practice scribble (with permanent colored pencil) in my practice Moleskine sketchbook. That scribble was better than the inked version. It was less perfect, and because it had even more movement and freedom, it “read” as more funny. I’ll get there eventually; when I “scribble” with pen, I have to fight the urge to do it “well.” Because it’s pen (permanent) and being done in my nice Moleskine art sketchbook, I worry about ruining a page. When I get over that fear, I’ll finally succeed!
      xox – Joana

  2. Mm says:

    Ollie is learning to draw! He’s my boy. (Love the bathing suit!)

    • Joana says:

      So far, Ollie is a little too impatient with his artistic progress. As you can see, he thinks nothing of stomping on the art. 😉 But that’s ok. He’s the best, all the same!

      xox – J

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