The snow came last night, carpeting everything in sight with a thick blanket of white fluff. When I left for my weekly walk to the cafe, I'd have never guessed snow would move me to complete 4 more pages in the proj: exhibition sketchbook. What a nice surprise.
Here are 2 more snow-induced spreads (click to see larger versions):
Page 21 & 22: This spread was inspired by two things: the mini snowplow machine clearing the cafe parking lot, and Snow Patrol's Final Straw playing on my Tungsten E. As I watched the little tractor plowing happily, I had the urge to capture the moment. Fortunately my proj: exhibition Moleskine sketchbook was packed in my Cafe bag. Once I had the tractor on the page, the title came to me, along with my notes. (Time: about 20 min)
This sketch was made with my new Pilot Dr. Grip Gel pen (G2 0.7 cartridge), which I like very much. I've become accustomed to the feel of 0.5 tips, so the 0.7 seems a little clunky. Who would have thought 0.2mm would make much difference? Doggone picky artists! :-)
Page 23 & 24: On the next spread, I turned inward for subject matter. The first item down on the page were the Burr Grinder Robots, as they caught my eye as unusual shapes. This first item was followed buy Serious Hardware, That's It?! (Gulp), May I help Caffeinate You, Please?, Creamer Droids and Nutmeg Shaker.
It's quite odd for me to begin the page in the upper right corner, and I have no good reason for working right to left. All I can say is, when sketches start flowing, I try to roll wherever they take me. (Time: about 20 min)
24 Pages Done, 6 to Go!
I'm feeling very good about completing 30 pages by January 15th. One or two more good sessions, and I'll be good to go by the weekend.
I hope you've enjoyed the sketches. Please feel free to leave comments. :-)