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.


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.


Kim Vanlandingham said...

It looks wonderful!!!

Anonymous said...

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

And what is next?


Roberta Warshaw said...

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

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