Must use ruler

I found another beautiful illustration on Pinterest ( and tried drawing it. Unfortunately, the artist planned ahead and probably used a ruler, which I didn’t.

It is truly comical how crooked it turned out.

And that is what happens when you freehand… In case you did not notice before, that’s what I’ve been doing so far. Or better yet, that’s what happens when you carelessly freehand, because I think even without a ruler it can be done better than this.

Next time I’ll be more careful, and maybe do a pencil sketch first.


Caught a cold

I spent the day in bed today feeling, well, bad. Still, the show must go on, so here are the doodles I managed to do since Saturday.

Better than nothing, I’d say.

Study of plant pots in Illustrator

Well, it turned out botanical after all.

It had been a while since I last used AI to do something so here it is.

It is not my design, just my interpretation.

This is me trying to figure out what I am able to do in AI. I’m also looking for my own personal style while studying the work of artists I like.

This is the original:


I will try doing the other plants next chance I get.

The 17th day

The challenge goes on.

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Those little colored leaves over there are my plants from yesterday, because I did not have the time to do much more than that.

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I learned how to do these cacti and succulents today through a Skillshare class on botanical doodles, taught by Peggy Dean (same teacher from the class I took for those flower and wreath doodles from before).

I might post more drawings here later today, though I can’t guarantee they will be botanical.