Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The Sketchbook Project 2013



I jumped into this project as soon as I found about it, back in September that was. I got hooked up on the idea and I just HAD to participate. What to draw in it came quickly too and I was really happy that I decided to participate. After that I was plotting about the pages in my mind and anxiously awaiting the little book to arrive. After quite the wait I finally got my hands on it and I must confess I was a little disappointed. The pages were so thin there was no way I could use watercolors in it and I really wanted to. So this was my first set back. The second one was when I realized I can’t really make it the way I envisioned it in my mind. And I got anxious and time passing by as quickly as it does these days did not help either. 

What to do? Do I have another idea? What are others doing? Better not look too much as seeing those gorgeous works puts me off from mine as my work can never be that good. Oh yes, all the usual things one feels and sees when put in front of a project that looks too big to accomplish. But wasn’t this supposed to be fun?

After all the fears of messing up and not even wanting to draw a single line in it I’m still struggling but I did manage to fill up 3 pages by now and I decided I’ll take it slowly. I’ll try to fill it in step by step even if it won’t look the way I wanted it. Because I want to relax a bit and have fun with it. Because I know I’ll be sooooo happy when I’ll reach its last page.

 Sketchbook Project 2013 - I

Here is one of the pages, not quite finished yet as I need to come up with text and background but I’m really glad I’m at least going somewhere :)