Wednesday, January 19, 2011

sk:et:ch in 00:05:00

A while back I had mentioned that I was participating in The Sketchbook Project for Art House Co-op. I'm pleased to announce that I finished my book and sent it off to The Brooklyn Art Library where it will be in their collection starting Feb. 19th! From there it will be going on tour and making it's way to Chicago July 14-17th. I included the link to tour dates and locations here:

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

I thought it'd be cool to give you some glimpses of what I did for the theme of my sketchbook which was: ...in 5 minutes.

I went back in forth on deciding a way to approach my theme and it took me quite a while to settle on something I felt comfortable doing and ultimately had fun with. What I ended up doing was really timing myself on trying to capture a word in one image. So for example, I thought of the word, ears, and then sketched this:

Noticed how I logged my time down at the right hand corner of the page. I did this for every page and used the stopwatch app on my ipod. Some times I would go over and other days I would be under but I logged the time no matter what it said. I liked the time display idea so much that I adopted that to my theme and ultimately used the simple design as my cover:

I really took to the process and thought about the words I wanted to use which in turn would get me to visualize and loosely gesture in my head of what I wanted to do. Then when it came time to put pen to page I would go through my list of words and quickly remind myself what I wanted to do prior. It was a fun and fast paced process but one that took me awhile to get a handle on.

I'm really proud of what I did in this book and I hope you guys check it out when The Sketchbook Tour comes to Chicago in July!

Here are some more examples of what to expect in my book: