Friday, January 21, 2011

Reflections on the Sketchbook Project

As the Sketchbook Project comes to a close, I wanted to finally share the cover and title page I did before I mailed it out this week. You can't really see it here, but I cut out one of the photos at the right side (so there is actually a hole in the cover) and then you it peers through from the title page underneath. Hope that survives all the handling.

Cover

Title page

There are a few thoughts I wanted to capture from my experience particpating in this project:
• As I was drawing each photo, I realized that it made me think about that person the whole time I was drawing them. That was nice.
• I enjoyed drawing girls more than boys. Pigtails and pretty dresses are much more interesting than boy hair and clothes.
• I have a new appreciation for the various lead weights of pencils. I find I don't care for the H leads very much. (Did you know that HB is the same as a number 2 pencil?)
• I have missed drawing. I had been painting so much that I forgot how relaxing and enjoyable drawing can be. And you can do it anywhere-on the train or watching TV.

All of the final drawings are posted here on my blog as well as on theSketchbook Project website.

3 comments:

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

It looks wonderful!!!

Kim Morin Weineck said...

I loved all your posts regarding this wonderful undertaking. Good for you, Ann!

And what is next?

goron!

Roberta said...

Hi Ann. I was just blog surfing and came across a link to your blog on a photographers blog. Your work is lovely!
Roberta

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