We’re ALL Just a “Work In Progress”

Every amazing design starts with but a humble scribble. The only thing better than seeing a really amazing design in its final form is seeing the process behind how that design came to life. After all, no great piece of art starts out perfect from the getgo (unless Beyoncé made it…then maybe). All great designs go through a process. And whether it’s a timelapse, in GIF form, or just through cool sketches, watching that “work in progress” (WIP) happen doesn’t take away from the magic of the final version – it adds to it! Take a gander at a few WIP sketches of a few awesome Threadless designs to see how they started out!

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Work in progress art - kaiju
“Kaiju Battle Play” by Pigboom Kaboom.

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Work in progress art - science
“Science!” by Steven Rhodes.

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Work in progress art - intricat
“Intricat” by v_calahan.

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Work in progress art - sun's out
“Sun’s Out, Guns Out” by Christopher Phillips.

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Work in progress art - the grand phoenix
“The Grand Phoenix” by Prajoedi.

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Work in progress art - hold on
“Hold On” by Camille Chew.

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Work in progress art - CMYK squad
“CMYK Squad” by Mathiole.

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Work in progress art - rust in peace
“Rust in Peace” by Michael Buxton.

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Work in progress art - stfu
“STFU” by Ian Byers.

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Work in progress art - dam it
“Dam It!” by NDTank.

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Carlyn Hill

Content & Strategy Manager at Threadless by day, dad joke aficionado, cartoonist, & contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When I’m not writing or drawing, you can find me in my cave of a room hanging out with my boyfriend, Netflix.

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