AEDM2010 DAY03 : Sketchbook Project 05


I have just realized that doing art by hand needs some courage. Unlike digital work, you cannot undo those lines you draw in ink and colors you paint will be evidence of your either clever or stupid decision. It's quite scary and I respect those who do analogue art because I don't think best work comes at a first try. It needs a lot of practices and determination.

For this spread, I had already known in my mind what black lines would look like on fluorescent green. The result satisfied me. But then a question popped up : how about color background? That's when I hesitated. I knew I wouldn't do this design all over again if I ruined it so color choice should be appropriate enough.

But I did color it anyway. It's interesting that if you look closely at the blue background, I think you can tell how the strokes are done in confusing way while the orange ones look smoother and more regular. That's because I was not so sure with color idea when I did the left page. When I finished the page and it turned out not too bad, I painted the orange with more confidence ^-^

In all, I enjoyed doing this pages and forgot all frustration I had had earlier with my computer problem. It's quite an art therapy.

What I have been enjoying lately : aedm2010 of course :-) , inspiring posts on PiBoIdmo and Paper Breakfast



  1. It's interesting to see the difference that confidence made between the left and right page. It helps me be more brave when I think, "This is my sketchbook and I don't HAVE to show anyone anything I'm not comfortable with." I think it's important to leave aside the finished product anxiety if you really want to open up the creative juices. BTW - the design is great! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love your drawings! Can't wait to see more!

  3. So did you draw the leaves? They're wonderful and look digital. The right side background (despite the color) makes me think of rain - it is so even. The left makes me think of wind.

  4. I just really love this piece. I'm not sure I can explain why, but it's so appealing to me! I think it is the bold colors and those gorgeous, flowing shapes to the leaves. They are so eye catching.

  5. Great pages... you color combos are wonderful. (I also really like all of those fun umbrellas!)

    I'm enjoying looking at all of your sketchbook project pages :)


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