Remember the hours you spent as a kid (or still do as an adult!) coloring the black and white pages of your favorite coloring books? During November’s design challenge, we’re reversing the roles and challenging you to create an inspiring coloring book page to be featured on the app we can’t stop buzzing about, Lake Coloring. Before you start designing, get to know more about one of 2017’s Apple Design Award winners and find out what makes a picture-perfect coloring page. Oh and don’t forget, the deadline to submit your entry is 3 p.m. EDT on October 31, 2017.
Today's #SFDesignADay SpoonChallenge prompt features the stylish pen and ink simplicity of designer and author Lucie Duclos. She talks us through her process– from brainstorming, to drawing, to coloring–as well as the tools she uses. Be sure to follow along on the blog and in your inbox (it's not too late to sign up) until March 15 as we feature a new technique each day, presented to you by members of our talented community of designers!
Lucie: Pen and ink drawing is a line-based method of creating images. Subtle variations in style and line quality can range from whimsical and clever illustrations to super realistic drawings. There is an endless amount of pen and ink techniques, but I prefer the basic black and white line drawings because you can create strong graphics with a clean, modern look. And you can always add color at the end and still keep the black outline for definition!