Hey followers! I’ve been working on multiple projects lately while working at my part time job a lot more. I haven’t had much time to update and I no longer like posting works in progress. I feel like people only deserve to see a finished product and nothing less. This statement brings me to the design in question.
Here is an elephant design that will be gracing the front cover of a new limited edition sketchbook released by the art blog site Eat Sleep Draw. ONLY 250 WILL BE PRINTED AND NUMBERED! I’ll let you know when it goes on sale of course. It was originally a multiple colored t-shirt design, but they don’t print shirts anymore so I was instructed to reduce the design to one color. Here it is in black. The font was created by Hydro 74 and Joshua Belanger. Get it here for free.
This is a shot of my sketchbook. My father bought it for me at the start of my senior year of college. I haven’t filled it completely yet, but it is brimming with ideas, successes and failures. I have always thought the sketchbook should not be something containing masterpieces. It should just contain doodles and concepts in your “sketch language.” What I mean by language is your mark which creates sketches that are mostly indecipherable to others when they stare at them. Sketchbooks are as personal as a journal may be to some. I’m not saying you shouldn’t share them with people if they ask to check them out, but I believe they are not something one should hold highly as a collection of their best work.
To tie this little analysis up, I will say that a sketchbook should, no matter who the artist is, contain one’s best and worst ideas and be a place where one feels free to make mistakes and take chances. After all, what kid goes to the sandbox to make a sculpture masterpiece?
They will try to burn this book one day.