Let’s Call it the Little Pencil Pattern Book

Inspired by some of the other #LittleArtBook-ers using spiral bound books, I made this little book tonight. It is filled with roughly and random cut #watercolorpaper. #artbook #bumblebee

It started with a craft night with some girlfriends. I have a hard time focusing on art when I’m around others, so I usually bring something that doesn’t require a lot of attention. This night I brought some regular printer paper and a pencil. While we chatted I scribbled out the flower pattern on a halved sheet of paper (used as a #littleartbook backdrop in the above picture).

I liked how it looked, so I thought it would be fun to make more. So much of my favorite art and design start out that way. No pressure, just fun play. I like how the pencil looked, and went with the bare, basic and scribbly quality of the pattern illustrations.

little pencil pattern book

I folded a bunch of pieces of paper to put together a booklet. Then, I found this 8.5×11 sheet of grid paper I had also scribbled out with pencil for another project, and figured it would make the perfect cover.

little pencil pattern book

Forks, knives and spoons, and few plates for good measure

little pencil pattern book

Some abstract blingy rings

little pencil pattern book

Back to the original pattern, which I had drawn out on the side of paper which would either have to be a left center spread page or a left page in the back. Because I liked it so much I decided to make a center spread and do another pattern on the opposite. They are unrelated, but maybe I should have done another pattern that was meant to work with the first.

little pencil pattern book
Some little houses
little pencil pattern book
And of course, lily of the valley.

Stay tuned as I use some of these patterns for other projects.


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at flickr.com/photos/robayre and on my own personal website http://www.robayre.com. I also have an online shop http://www.robayre.etsy.com where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (artomat.org).

4 thoughts on “Let’s Call it the Little Pencil Pattern Book

  1. I do this all the time–making little impromptu sketchbooks out of printer paper–when I want to get ideas out without the pressure of a fancy bound sketchbook, especially when working on a new logo. Love the patterns you’ve created!

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