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.

Some images from my hand-illustrated video for the song “love without fear.” I always under-estimate how much time these drawings will take me! Can’t wait to show you the finished video.

"Here’s what I always ask myself when I get stuck while writing a song: what would Tom Petty do? It almost always works" - DW ‘14

"Here’s what I always ask myself when I get stuck while writing a song: what would Tom Petty do? It almost always works" - DW ‘14

"Stop planning, and get in the pool." - DW ‘14

"Stop planning, and get in the pool." - DW ‘14

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.