It really pays to keep a sketchbook and fill it up with ideas as often as you could. Just recently, I wanted to make a vector illustration and had no idea what to illustrate. So here comes my sketchbook to the rescue.
Most of the time, I prefer to sketch my ideas first before doing the vector works in Illustrator. Nothing beats pencil(or any sketching medium you prefer) and paper in fully and freely rendering your ideas. Here’s a peek at my work process. I would love to show you my detailed illustration process in a future post.
I came across this article from Kronikle featuring the sculptures of artist Dalton Ghetti. I use pencils a lot, for drawing of course, but artist Dalton Ghetti would usually use these to make sculptures. His pencil sculptures are really mind-blowing works of art, carefully crafted, which took him years to master. I especially love the sculptures with hanging pieces.