The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. Gustave Flaubert
This time I come back with a huge project. The Sketchbook Project Limited Edition. Click on the link to check out the website and take a look at all the artists that are actually part of this project and others.
What is the project about? You sign up and get a sketchbook in the mail, fill it up with sketches or paintings/drawings, whatever you please to do; send it back to them at the Brooklyn Library in New York and they exhibit your sketchbook. They will store it as another book in the library, and they will have it there for people all around to see it. You get an email every time someone has viewed your sketchbook. Isn’t that cool? Yep! Even more cool is that this time around, the Limited Edition means it will also be added to the first volume of a series of books that will be published showcasing all the artists that have participated on this project over the years!… oh yeah because they don’t just do this one time, they do this every year!!! O: wow… if you are interested in being part of one of the projects, by all means visit their website. They have many different projects that you can join, and you don’t have to be a professional artist, that is the best part.
Okay so why do I name it “The Sketchbook Challenge” ? That my friends… I ONLY HAVE LESS THAN TWO WEEKS TO MAIL IT BACK! and I have only filled up to six pages out of 30… yeah, I know… only happens to me. No! wait, not only me. My friend Maya Doan is also participating on the project and although she seems to be more disciplined than I am, she is also running against time in this wonderful adventure.
Here are a few pictures of what the sketchbook looks like, although I have completely rebound mine with new paper, added more pages, and made it leather bound for more durability. I will show pictures of how it looks in the next post 😉
We only have 12 days to go, so here is what we have done so far:
These are Maya’s art work (10pages). She is amazing with details. I love her style. 🙂
This is what I have done (4pages):
This is it for now. Im currently working on my next sketch. I already have it all sketched out and only need to add the color… that is the hard part. I will be posting every night with progress of the challenge… wait for it! 🙂