Show your work! Captivating sketches from 99designers

As a designer, you can probably relate to the power that a process sketch provides. It’s a loose way to quickly stream ideas out of your consciousness and onto paper without the complications of mouse clicks or digital barriers. Here you can problem solve differently, explore options swiftly and generate tons of different concepts that you can later sift through.

Sketching can also be key for early client communication. Whether you’re working on logos, illustrations or a website wireframe, these initial sketches will help you and your client decide on a direction before you drift too deep down the rabbit hole.

In the past, we’ve published an eye opening-article about the process sketches of 11 famous logos. Today, we’re turning towards our own designer community to see their creative process and how they achieve that final WOW factor.

Swiss Musical Fairy Tales
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illustration
by kuyanami

Tea of Clubs playing card
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playing cards illustration
by God’s child

The wasp
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wasp illustration
by miridi

Body shape
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fashion illustrations
by knight07

Comic book character
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cyntrix
by Cyntrix

The Krewe of Jean Lafitte
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krewe of jean lafitte
by B I M O 83

Romantic book cover
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glasshopperart
by glasshopperart

Milk & cookies
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Marhahering
by Marhahering

German couple
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Marhahering
by Marhahering

Cow, Pig and Chicken in a bar
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Frankie_Cadillac
by Frankie_Cadillac

Quiznos calendar
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Ilustreishon
by Ilustreishon

Futuristic train
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Evilltimm
by Evilltimm

What’s your take on process sketches? Share your experience in the comments!

The author

Kelsey Bryant
Kelsey Bryant

Kelsey is 99designs' Designer Marketing Manager. Born and raised in a small town in Connecticut, she moved to San Francisco in 2009 with a degree in Strategic Communications from Elon University. When she’s not working with the designer community, you can find her exploring the city, taking weekend road trips, and soaking up that California sunshine.

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