As it's International Coffee Day, I thought it’d be fun to show you the original sketches and doodles that became the I Need Coffee range.
I may be happy and positive most of the time but not first thing in the morning!
I can’t start my day without a freshly brewed coffee. My personal caffeine addiction was the inspiration to draw cute coffee cups.
I came up with "I Don't Need a Motivational Quote, I Need Coffee" as I was looking through Instagram whilst making my morning coffee. The uplifting quotes I saw were annoying me. Normally I am all for an inspirational quote, my desk is surrounded by them, but I was grumpy because I needed coffee!
Everything I do starts with a pencil drawing in my sketchbook, but before I had an iPad everything was drawn in pen again and again until good enough to scan it in to the computer. Which is why I have lots of practice pages of the quote.
Having an iPad can now speed up that process. I still finesse the drawings and add colour on the computer.
It’s fun to look back and see the initial idea/doodle and how it became a real product.
Hope you enjoyed seeing inside my sketchbook.
Before I go, remember....
Check out the I Need Coffee Range here
Have a great day!