Thursday, December 04, 2008

EDM 127 - Draw a book



One of my art goals for this year was to experiment with different media, especially papers and pens. I started with this Moleskine sketchbook - it has an odd color, and very smooth paper. It took some while to get used to it. Then I got some brush pens and I like them a lot. This is a sketch of a new journal that I bought at the 10,000 Villages sale. All items are handmade and imported from developing countries under Fair Trade agreements. The cover is made of rice paper, and the paper inside is made from recycled fabrics. It's very soft and absorbant and finely ribbed, and the medium that woks best with it is colored pencils. It's quite small only 5x6". I use it for my Curiosity Journal, the one where I write and illustrate things that interest me or pique my imagination to do a little research about the subject. I sketched this book using Crayola marker pens which created the look of the pleated, crinkled rice paper on the cover. It's a cute and cheerful little journal and I like it a lot. I'm enjoying this experimentation with new things. It's quite liberating!

9 comments:

winna said...

I like the clean look and the border is adorable, too!

freebird said...

Beautiful journal and page you made of it too. Something so bright must be fun to pick up and use.

PC said...

I love your sketches. I have a Moleskine sketch book too and find the page colour a bit difficult to get on with. What beautiful toes you have!

rrARTz said...

i love your work. it's always so fresh and clean looking!

christine said...

What a cheerful, engaging little book, and I love the little gold tassel bookmark!

Ann said...

Oh, what a pretty journal! It will be very inspiring!

EWian said...

Sounds like a fantastic new art journal, lucky you! New journals is always fun. Nice effect on the rice paper cover.

EWian

Alison said...

A lovely sketch, especially with the border.

kazumiwannabe said...

That's nice! I love your composition and the way you did the texture of the book cover. Great work!