It's hard to believe — my proj: exhibition self-imposed deadline of January 15th has arrived and passed. I have the final 4 pages of sketches to reveal, as this project draws to a close. I'd hoped to complete 30 pages in total, but fell just two pages short.
I'm still quite pleased with the completion of 28 pages! 30 pages of sketches was just an arbitrary number after all. In perspective, completion of 28 pages in under 2 months isn't bad, considering my busy schedule. Besides, it got me into the groove of sketching regularly, which I intend to continue.
If you weren't reading when I started this art project at the end of November, I was invited to submit a Moleskine pocket sketchbook to Patrick Ng's proj: exhibition art show, taking place this February in Hong Kong. I picked up a new sketchbook and set a goal of completing 30 pages before I had to mail it off. The book is due to Patrick by January 30th, so it goes into the mail tomorrow at lunchtime. :-)
So, here are the final 4 pages of the sketchbook (click to see larger versions):
Page 25: Okay, okay, I drew another coffee-oriented spread! It was just so perfect that I couldn't pass up this sketching opportunity. Page 25 features a funkly Italian moka pot I've found at a local coffee house (Stone Creek). It's quite tiny in fact, just large enough to create a single shot of stovetop espresso. Being intrigued by moka pot operation, I added a small operational diagram to the sketch.
Page 26: This final coffee sketch was made on Saturday at Cranky Al's bakery. I've always admired the hand-made opn/closed sign in the window, so I made it the focal point of the sketch. To round out the drawing, I added a hand-made soy candle and Fair Exchange logo as they caught my eye.
Page 27 & 28: The final spread in the book features my analog and digital tools. I was inspired to draw this because of Jeremy Wagstaff's WSJ.com article from Friday, covering paper journals and digital lives. I thought it'd be fun to catalog the tools used to create my drawings and blogging, especially in light of their connectedness.
And so ends this phase of the proj: exhibition sketchbook. Once Patrick has shown the book at his store and eventually ships it back, I will continue my sketches and complete it, posting the results here on the weblog.
Meantime, I've dusted off my original Moleskine pocket sketchbook and will post the drawings I make there on the weblog from time to time, since I'm now hooked on these sketchtoons. Thank you Patrick for inspiring me to make this project happen — it's been a blast!
I hope you've enjoyed all of the sketches. To my readers, thanks for comments and suggestions during the process. You guys made this a much fuller experience.