So here's a sketch I did the other day when doodling in my sketchbook. I don't think I've tried to draw a "wizard" before. This is sort of the archetypical one that I picture. He looks a little dark and dangerous, which I hear wizards are.
I have to confess, drawing the beard was probably the most fun.
My actual sketchbook often actually gives me inspiration for the classic fantasy stuff that I like to draw. I don't think I've shown it before so here's a photo:
I made it out of an old presentation portfolio that I had been using to show my illustrations. It was a little cumbersome as a portfolio (it was the kind with the leather strings that tie around it) so I ended up shelving it for a simpler to use portfolio.
But I loved the thick leather it was made of and wished I could use it somehow. It occurred to me that I could use it to make a cool sketchbook. I modified the shape a little, sewed drawing paper into it, glued magnets inside the front flap for the closing device, and voila!
I always feel inspired just by pulling it out and looking at it:) When I fill the pages completely, I plan to remove the pages and save them, and sew new pages in.