Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sketchbook Project 2011.


A few weeks ago I joined up for Sketchbook Project 2011. I hadn't heard of it until recently and it seemed like a really good idea as I had wanted to use these summer holidays for working on my drawing and nothing works better for me it seems than having a deadline. And this deadline, it occurred to me yesterday, is ridiculously close. This is what I have achieved thus far....


I have an excuse though. I needed to wait until the chandelier was complete and I was free to focus on something else. Well the chandelier is done (!!!!!! will post some pics of it when I get a bit more time) and that gave me the opportunity this weekend to open up the envelope from the Sketchbook Project organisers which contained my moleskin journal and some extra details. Well the first thing that occured to me was "my, the pages are quite thin and there are a lot of them". Not being what I'd imagined I was taken aback. ALARMED in fact. Especially as there is only three months and I have missed the first month busy with course work. So some executive decisions: will use a lot of collage - both to give weight to the pages and to fill them a bit faster. Also I may glue some of the pages together (all artistic decisions obviously....). A quick scout of the web suggests others are wondering about the thin quality of the pages too. Like here. And here. Anyway, what am I doing sitting here blogging when I should be SKETCHING?

4 comments:

Getrealmommy said...

Can't wait to see your work! Post soon!

Michelle said...

Cannot wait to see. I looked at this too and thought of signing my 7 year old up for it. He loves to draw. Maybe next year. good luck and have fun with it too.

papier et encre said...

Hi! Thanks for the link. :)

Happy to meet another Canberra Sketchbook Project participant. Looking forward to see what you do with it.

gretchenmist said...

this would be intimidating. i like your approach tho! have fun sketching :)