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Monday, September 20, 2010

The Sketchbook Project

Sketchbook Project

So, there's this thing you may have heard of...it seems to be popping up in all the art blogs I read lately, and now I can't even remember when I first read something about it, except that it was a long time ago and I've just now managed to figure out what to do with it and now I feel completely behind except that I ordered my book ages ago and...

What? You don't know what I'm talking about?

I'm sorry. I'm in a bit of a tizzy.

The thing is The Sketchbook Project - a kind of traveling art show for sketchbooks - and I've decided to participate this year. You can click here for all the information in the world about it, and you still have time to sign up if you want to, which would be awesome and I would totally go check your book out when it comes to the town nearest wherever I happen to be at the time.

No, really - I would. And do you know why?

Because you're awesome. And I love ya.

Yeah. Okay - enough of the sappy stuff...let's talk themes!

In The Sketchbook Project, participants are required to select a theme for their book, although they have complete artistic freedom to interpret that theme in whatever way they will.  I chose "Lines and Grids," and so the image above is my first full spread in the sketchbook - a grid of leaves, heavily lined. Every other spread will follow this pattern, but no two leaf spreads will have the same type leaves on them.

Alternating spreads will play on the theme a bit differently.

But you'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out what that means.

Hey...I've gotta keep you coming back, right?