Most of my client work is done digitally on my Cintiq, but when it comes to personal sketches every once in a while I go back to my roots and draw on good-old paper. Often I doodle on blank greeting cards. If one of them turns out really well I may mail it out as a special promotional piece, either to stay in touch with a past client or to try and build a stronger connection with a client I hope to someday do work for. You can see a few samples of those sketch cards in this blog post.
I’ve recently joined the cool kids over at Instagram (find me at “cedrichohnstadt”). I post some artwork now and then but mostly I just browse the amazing work of other artists to help me get inspired. Recently I had the rare privilege of taking the entire afternoon off to go sit in a bookstore and just sketch for fun. I cranked out these three sketches and posted them on Instagram, but thought I’d also share them here as well.