I’ve participated in this year’s Sketchbook Project! In short, The Sketchbook Project is a yearly event in which artists from across the world draw in the provided sketchbooks, and later these sketchbooks are taken on a traveling exhibition across the United States of America. After the tour, the sketchbooks are permanently stored in The Brooklyn Art Library.
Here is the video of my sketchbook flip:
Unfortunately, both the sound and the video are of kinda “meh” quality, since I used a photo camera to capture it.
My sketchbook title is “Mind Patterns”. I decided to portray thought patterns and emotions on female portraits, using hair as a visual extension of the mind. Here are the scans of the entire sketchbook (click for a large image but be warned, it’s over 1 MB):
The procrastinator I am, I only started working on the project in late December, and on the day before the deadline I still had 12 pages (including the covers) left to fill. On the very last day before I went to the post office, I sketched the last few pages in 10-15 minutes each, so I didn’t scan them but only took the low quality photos with my phone you can see at the bottom.
The sketchbook is now on the way to Brooklyn, I hope it arrives safely.
If you happen to live near Brooklyn (NY), Austin (TX), Atlanta (GA), Chicago (IL), Portland (OR), San Francisco (CA), Los Angeles (CA) or Toronto (Canada) check out the tour dates and go visit the exhibition when it’s in your neighborhood!
It was nice being a part of this project, and I’m thrilled that my sketchbook will be flipped by many unknown people.
If you’d like to see more posts featuring sketchbook art and tips, check them out here.
About Nela Dunato
Artist, brand designer, teacher, and writer. Author of the book “The Human Centered Brand”. Owner of a boutique branding & design consultancy that helps experienced service-based businesses impress their dream clients.
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