|Spread from my 2013 Sketchbook Projet submission.|
Namely, I'm going to try to have weekly projects that are directly organized, influenced and carried out through this blog. So, rather than posting things as I make them (which can go through long dry spells), I'll set up some projects that are solely for this blog.
- First, I plan to steal Jessica Hische's Daily Drop Cap idea. Stumbling upon her lecture for OFFSET 2012, turned me on to her incredible work and definitely had a hand in inspiring this new venture.
I love interesting drop caps and as an art director and illustrator, it's a nice match for me. I'm going to try to do one a week as I think that'll provide enough of a challenge. At some point I'd like to make them usable as she has made hers, but one step at a time.
|Spread from my 2013 Sketchbook Project submission.|
Also, I plan to make mine a little more fine art, or sketchy maybe as I plan to do most of them by hand and scan them in to display here. But again, we'll see.
- Next, I'd like to share pages from sketchbooks I happen to be working in at the time. This may include sketches that are building up to some bigger thing, like an art show, or simply doodles I do at every staff meeting.
- I'd also like to do some kind of contests for you, my as of yet non-existent readers. Some sort of "be the sixth caller" sort of deal, but with comments instead of phone calls and less disc-jockey overtones. Winners of whatever the contest is will receive something handmade by me.
- Lastly, I've been messing with video and animation and I think I'll include that here as well. I'd like to try to make one short per month, but that's a pretty darn tall order. We'll see. Hold your horses.
So that's it. Check in for more nonsensical updates and potentially cool art from time to time.
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