When I first saw the word brown I immediately thought of chocolate, however, I did several illustrations with chocolates already so I thought it would be best to switch it up a bit. Then after browsing through Pinterest, I saw this cool image of a display of brown books like at those stationary stores and I knew I was set.
This prompt was really fun to do in the sense that I love stationery and stationary stores. I could spend hours in there just looking at the different notebooks. Though when I did buy a couple of notebooks I could never bring myself to write in them because I didn’t want to ruin the designs I liked so much. Which in the end defeated the purpose of getting those notebooks in the first place.
But back to the illustration, instead of those fancy designs, I would usually see in the stores I decided to make the notebooks have a more minimalist look to them like those notebooks you would see at MUJI. Their notebooks are stripped down to the essentials to give off this clean and simple look, which in a way makes them really appealing. A mature vibe if you will. And I wanted to mimic that look for this illustration.
Also to give the visuals another level I added some texture so you can really feel the notebooks with your eyes. Because another great thing about notebooks is not just their aesthetics but when you actually get hold one and flip through it. A good notebook will have a sturdy cover as well as quality parchment. Also, if I’m going to make an illustration about notebooks you can bet that the notebooks themselves are of the high-quality variety.
This is really making me want to explore some local stationary stores, but with my budget I know I should hold back.
That’s all for now!
Until next time!
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