Monday, September 27, 2010

The Sketchbook Project

So there's this thing called the Sketchbook Project.

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

It's sponsored by Art House Co-op. They have all these lovely little projects that are designed to get art to the masses and to provide a sort of gallery for anyone who fancies themselves to be an artist. They believe anyone can create art.

Art House hosts a number of projects at any given time. I had been seeing buttons for the Sketchbook Project on a number of the art blogs I visit so I decided to see what it was all about.
The simplified gist of it is for $25 you get a sketchbook which you have a limited time to fill up with drawings -or whatever your artistic forte is - based on a theme you pick from a list they provide (or they'll assign you one at random if you like). Then you send the book back to them and it goes on tour.
Like a rock star!

Once the tour is complete all work will go on permanent collection at the Brooklyn Art Library.

Here's a neat video that shows some of the sketchbooks from last year. And a PBS article.

Anyway, I thought it sounded like fun and a good challenge for me. So I chose a little blue sketchbook and the theme "Dirigibles and submersibles". I haven't got the sketchbook yet, but I'm starting on some drawings anyway.
Here's my cover idea and first page:


  1. How cool! I joined also (at your suggestion!) and I chose the blue book with the "Raining Cats and Dogs" theme. FUN!

  2. I have been thinking about doing this, I think I need to get onto it! I really like your cover and first image.Great theme too!

  3. AAAHHH Hahahahahaha! That is so COOL! You are so CLEVER! The shipwreck shadow is an excellent touch, too.

    Looks like so much fun!

  4. Love your sketchbook ideas please post additional pages as you create. Love it!

  5. What an amazing idea! I think I might join too. Thanks for visiting my blog too.


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