i remember you: the beginning

16 Jan

As I mentioned in my first post about my 2012 Art House Co-op Sketchbook Project, I am creating a homage to my “Figuring You Out” 2011 sketchbook (which sadly got lost in the postal system). The first place to start with my new blank book was of course at the beginning, so I tackled my new 2012 title page, using this photo as inspiration:Naturally I knew I wanted to draw my fur texture/pattern all over the first page with the theme’s title written out in white. ‘Replicating’ the inside cover page on the left wasn’t as important to me. The theme I chose for my 2012 sketchbook is “I Remember You”; very fitting considering my honorary plans for this book. I decided to draw the title in a cursive/handwritten style font, because the making of this book so far feels as though I am writing a heartfelt letter to a long lost friend. For the inside cover, I decided to use something that would compliment the title page aesthetically. Gold leaf is one of my favorite materials, expecially for it’s subtleties in texture, reflection and tone – a perfect contrast to my hundreds of tiny black ink lines and white script on the opposing page. Gold is also a symbol of importance and wealth, which speaks to the richness of my memories of the lost book and how much creating this homage means to me. I am excited with the first results of this project, and I can’t wait to keep making more. Since I am drawing inspiration from the existing spreads of my lost 2011 sketchbook, I have a lot of my new ideas already mapped out, which leaves no need for me to be intimidated by the blank pages. I’m looking forward to sharing more with you soon!

7 Responses to “i remember you: the beginning”

  1. Julie (O-kami) 16/01/2012 at 16:52 #

    This is beautiful

  2. aisforanika 16/01/2012 at 17:04 #

    I love it already! The gold leaf is awesome. Can’t wait to see how this continues!

  3. kimi 16/01/2012 at 17:37 #

    A fitting and wonderful beginning! Can’t wait to see the rest ~ and to check this book out when the Sketchbook Project comes to San Francisco!

  4. Jeannine | SaylorMade 16/01/2012 at 18:13 #

    Exciting! Can’t wait to see what else you have in-store for us.


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