The first thing I did was take it apart...
|Cover, acrylic, watercolor & graphite on cardboard, 7 x 10", 2011.|
When I signed up for the project there was a list of themes to choose from; all of them sounded fun, but I ended up choosing "Uncharted Waters". I love drawing things that are ocean related. I haven't put much thought into the inside yet, but I may do a lot of drawings related to ocean mythology.
I designed the cover with cut outs, so my drawings on the first and last page will show through. I didn't have a real plan for the cover... i just started painting. I didn't want it too feel like a portfolio piece; it's a sketchbook. I also discovered that cardboard is not an ideal surface to paint!
If you want to sign up for the Sketchbook Project, they're accepting new sign-ups until the end of October. All of the completed sketchbooks received by January 31st will go on a world tour, and then be cataloged in the Brooklyn Art Library.