Friday, August 20, 2010

Feeling Sketchy

If you spend any time at all on Twitter, Facebook or blogs you may have heard about a little something called The Sketchbook Project.  Lots of artists are doing it.

Well, I got my book in the mail the other day, and have been spending quite a bit of time planning it out.  It's a tiny book really.  Soft cover, super thin pages.  I may end up resheeting the book, or gluing in pages though. There's no way the paper in there now will take paint or ink without bleed-through. 

I'm tempted to just go nuts and scribble in whatever I feel that day. But I know that without a little planning, my inspiration is likely to dry up due to a lack of focus, and those blank sheets will become more daunting as the days go on. (I'm also hoping that this project will help to springboard some of the ideas I've had percolating for some time into dummy books or finished pieces.)

My theme is "A Day in the Life" and I hope to share with you some of the sketches I create for it here on the blog.  I'm going to go with an ongoing narrative, as I already have the beginnings of a story forming in my head.


  1. Yay! Can't wait to see your progress!

  2. Interesting project, Diandra. It will be fun to see your book evolve.

  3. How exciting! I can't wait to get mine. Good idea about gluing in pages, I wondered about paint. Good luck and I can't wait to see what you create! :)

  4. Exciting! Can't wait to see your pages :)


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