DW's Sketchbook

Dan Wilson here. I'm a songwriter, singer, and visual artist. This Tumblr is devoted to the drawings from my sketchbooks. Visit my official store to purchase my original artwork and music.
Mike Viola, I can’t get your songs out of my head. #ThatThingYouDo #KissAliveII, #YouBelongToMeNow

Mike Viola, I can’t get your songs out of my head. #ThatThingYouDo #KissAliveII, #YouBelongToMeNow

It ain’t no trend. Just one bad day.

It ain’t no trend. Just one bad day.

You can’t have your cake and eat it too. But it’s worth a shot.

You can’t have your cake and eat it too. But it’s worth a shot.

Friday night I played the Great American Music Hall with Joe Henry. So joyful to be back in my old temporary home, even just for a night.

Friday night I played the Great American Music Hall with Joe Henry. So joyful to be back in my old temporary home, even just for a night.

I only left you a few hours ago, San Francisco. But I already miss you, San Francisco.

I only left you a few hours ago, San Francisco. But I already miss you, San Francisco.

I drew a cover for the great new Sean Watkins album, “All I Do is Lie.” So happy! Sean’s guitar playing is all over my newest album, “Love Without Fear”; it’s only fair that I be all over his :)

I drew a cover for the great new Sean Watkins album, “All I Do is Lie.” So happy! Sean’s guitar playing is all over my newest album, “Love Without Fear”; it’s only fair that I be all over his :)

wordlesslywatching asked: I just wanted to say what a big fan I am of your music, Free Life is constantly listened to, and your drawings are equally impressive, I've always been interested in calligraphy yet haven't had the chance to try it out myself

I got heavily into calligraohy because of an illness in my family. Had a lot of time waiting around in a hospital for many weeks. Just to stay sane.

thekathryngrace asked: Your work with Taylor Swift was amazing! Treacherous is one of my favorite songs

Thank you! She is brilliant. I live the songs we wrote.

noxso asked: If you were to recommend a lettering/calligraphy starting kit for someone, what would you pick?

I use Pilot Parallel pens
Looked up lots of alphabets online and copied them over and over
“Blackletter” is a great place to start
Find an alphabet by Seb Lester on tumblr - he is a great calligrapher

Peace

For a while now I’ve been creating these illuminated set lists as a way to help me map out my shows. And at the end of each of my Words & Music shows, we hand out copies to members of the audience so that they have a cool souvenir of our evening. Here’s the latest one I’ve made for my “Words & Music by Dan Wilson” tour this month.

For a while now I’ve been creating these illuminated set lists as a way to help me map out my shows. And at the end of each of my Words & Music shows, we hand out copies to members of the audience so that they have a cool souvenir of our evening. Here’s the latest one I’ve made for my “Words & Music by Dan Wilson” tour this month.