The little envelope containing my sketchbook from The Sketchbook Project, somehow was mislaid during my studio move, and completely out of mind with the excitement of family home for Christmas. My memory was suddenly jogged when The Sketchbook Project people wisely sent out a "deadline tomorrow" email yesterday.
There was no way I was going to miss out on this terrific drawing project where artists from around the world have their sketchbooks (provided by the project) on display in the Brooklyn Art Library (U.S.A.), as well as online, and in a travelling art show.
So, what to do?! With less than 24 hours to fill a sketchbook, I would do the student "thing" and CRAM which, by the way, became the sketchbook title, and maybe more than that , too.
And what did I draw? Why I followed The Sketchbook Project recommendations:
" The Sketchbook project is a space for new work and experiment - it's not intended to be a portfolio" and " ...follow your book wherever it takes you and change your mind along the way".
And that's exactly what I did, I veered off the course of the few sketches I had done before Christmas and my move out of my Williams Mill studio, and spent well into the night immersed into my polar bear fantasy world. You know how it is when you have a good book you can't put down? That's how I felt last night as I worked deep into the night with ease.
To read more about The Sketchbook Project 2013, and to mark it on your calendar to take part in, visit www.thesketchbookproject.com
Also I'd love to know what you think of my foray into fantasy illustration, and if you'd enjoy more posts on this.