August 7, 2010

Sketching Sleeplessness

 I think I need to set goals for myself for I am not ambitious at all. I tend to except things as they come, which is good for most cases, career wise though it's very very bad. All my old bosses said that I am lacking in motivation therefore lack of ambition."  Well, no sir, is just this world is so full of a beautiful things ( el-neato scatterbrain excuse, no? : p)

I need some discipline, I am bad bad girl (I suppose to insert a Gaga joke here but I won't). Have you seen Julie and Julia? Awesome isn't it to be able to push yourself 365. The mere thought of it made my head dizzy enough. There's Project 365 if you want, but thank you I'll pass. This time though, I plan to do it in the future.

And so I decide to join The Sketchbook Project instead. What is it say you (lazy ass link-clickers)? If you join the project, you will receive a plain Moleskine Cahier to sketch on and they've only got two rules, "first, the book must be used in some way - no sending us back an empty book or a completely different book! Second, the sketchbook must stay within its original dimensions (because we don't want to have to provide an extra suitcase just for your book while we're touring the country). There's a third rule though it must be sent back before January 15, 2011. And in the Spring 2011, the books returned will tour around the States. There are already 10.000+ participants this year. How wonderful to be connected with so many people doing the very same project.

And there are fun themes you can choose from like "things found on restaurant napkins", "science project gone wrong" and "a record year of rainfall". Yet apparently themes filled up rapidly, for I can no longer find my own theme, which is "Sleepless", anymore. So hurry up before you miss your divinely  theme! 

But here's a downer, the Moleskine you will receive is no sketchbook material per say, the paper was too thin. But the good news is as long as the notebook stay in the same size, you could change the original paper and rebind it. Or you could just simply stick two pages together since there's no rule telling how many pages to be filled per book....
Jessica from Maken Art made a test  using several drawing materials to the papers, go check.
And now for the first drawing....

I'm such a messy person am I? Photoshop could hide the "noises" but no, let's leave that. Anyway this, picture tend to be "quiet"  compared to my usual works. Well, truth to tell, there WAS a full-blown ornamentation on the left side, but I found it t distracting in the end, so I blacked it out. I also managed to control my strokes ergo not ripping the hell out of the paper. See I learned one thing already. Moderation.
And next, the cover

I couldn't ignore the bark of the Baroque Dog no more. If you think this is heavily ornamented, wait till you see my next .
Toodle oo Doodle oo
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