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Telephone Flower Illustration by Madeline Trait

2345 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States



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Madeline Trait

My process involves a lot of sketching and exploration. Lately, I have been exploring different mediums to sketch which helps me to work out my ideas and come to a finished design. Last week I switched from paint to pen. Pen is what I typically go to and paint is a newer medium for me. Painting helps me to be less rigid and more playful with my designs. Pen is about precision and detail and I feel much more comfortable with it. But both are equally important to coming to a finished idea. So, which direction so I go this week? Maybe both. 

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From The Sketch Book

Madeline Trait

A lot of my process is a daily habit of working out new ideas, refining old ones and exploring surface design. I have been posting a lot of the pages of my sketch book on Instagram but since not all of you are on Instagram and it's good to have an online record, I am going to post them here. I will try to keep this going and post regularly of my sketchbook diaries. I say try as many times I fail miserably about being consistent on this blog. I am working on changing these old bad habits. 

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