// sketchbook #3 //

flowers from a patch of wildflowers in our garden (i’ll post pictures of that soon), and the lyrics of would you be so kind by dodie. my hand hurt a lot by the time i finished this.

i drew this one right after i heard the song drugs & candy, from all time low’s new album.

lyrics from last young renegade by all time low, plus a weird bullet journal sort of thing.

“alternatives to self-harm: snap a rubber band on your arm. hold an ice cube. draw on yourself. make a playlist. tear up paper. break sticks. paint your arms red. take a hot shower. youtube funny videos. hug a pillow. call a friend. write out the lyrics of a favorite song. play with something squishy. go for a run. google ‘the butterfly project.’ pull weeds. say ‘this feeling will pass.'”

lyrics from kids in the dark by all time low, and a list of alternatives for anyone who needs it. :) (can you tell i really like all time low?)


i can’t draw eyes or eyelashes, but . . . i made this thing! it was rather fun! i used lyrics from when the day met the night by panic! at the disco. (although it should have been “all was golden when the day met the night” — “in the sky” wasn’t supposed to be there, but oh well.)

“it feels like it should still be that day in seventh grade when i realized you mean the world to me. nothing feels real without you. i forget how to breathe from time to time when you’re next to me, and it helps me to understand that i am alive. how do you make my heart beat so quickly, when i don’t want it to beat at all? // june 8th, 2017”


i used watercolor.

cute girl with weirdly long arms + lyrics from ultralife by oh wonder.

 idk what this is. i just slapped some flowers on the page and doodled around them.

in case you can’t tell, i like using song lyrics in my art. when i don’t know what to draw, i’ll put my music on shuffle, pick a lyric i like from the first song that comes on, and base my art off that. it’s a pretty good to way to fend off artist’s block.




34 thoughts on “// sketchbook #3 //

  1. izzy says:

    no i clearly can’t tell you like all time low xD
    it’s okay last year i had this big obsession with them where i would like never shut up about them. i mean, i literally LIVE in the same state/part of the state where they were formed lol.
    i’m going to assume that you posted the whole kids in the dark/aternatives thing for me? lmao just curious xD

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    • loren ☾ litost says:

      i flip out every time i go to maryland, because i’m thinking, “all time low!! do it for baltimore, and i do it for meeeee.”

      actually, i posted it more for some of my irl friends who aren’t doing so well. but i know a lot of my internet friends are dealing with that, too. so it was sort of for you, yeah.

      xo loren

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  2. Sarah says:

    YES. I legit went straight to Dodie’s channel and listened to Would You Be So Kind while reading this post BC HER MUSIC IS SO FREAKING ADORABLE. XDD Cool post, Loren!

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  3. isabel 💜 says:

    how gorgeous! i love how you weave song lyrics into your art-it makes them come alive. my favorite one has to be the day meeting night one. their eyes look amazing!!!!!

    question: how do you take such good pictures of your art? i feel like i always cast a shadow of them, and they end up looking weird and discolored. and how do you press flowers so well?!

    i’m in maryland right now. jealous? ;)

    i love seeing your art!!!!!

    isabel 💜

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    • loren ☾ litost says:

      thank you, isabel! that one was a lot of fun to do. :)

      i photograph my art outside when it’s not very sunny, or i put it in the shade, so i don’t cast a shadow. then i’ll edit the pictures a bit, adjusting the shadows and light until the colors are as close to the real thing as i can get. hope it helps. :)

      i go to maryland a lot, so i’m not that jealous. XD

      xo loren

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    • loren ☾ litost says:

      oh, and how i press the flowers? i squish then in my sketchbook and try to keep them as flat as possible. then i put glue on the page and lay the flower of top of it. once the glue has dried, i cover the flower in mod podge. hope that helps. :)

      xo loren

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