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Tuesday @ The Office Sketchtoon

Tuesday @ The OfficeIt's been a very busy stretch here in rohdesign-land, which has meant much less focus on the blog than I'd have liked. But hey, such is life. I still love my blog and think of ideas for posts all the time — finding the time to write out posts is much more of a challenge. :-)

This week I came across a I'd forgotten in my pocket Moleskine sketchbook. It was scribbled over a month ago (prior to the proj: exhibition project), when I'd first started formalizing sketchtoon formatting. Early one morning, I had a blank Moleskine page in front of me while running the Mac OS X 10.3.6 updater. I grabbed my G2 pen and began to scribble. Whatever caught my eye on the desk found a space on the page, including some old grade school scissors I keep in my pen holder.

This sketch was actually quite loose compared to most of the proj: exhibition sketches, which I like quite a bit. The looseness adds a little something. It also reminds me of the loose sketching exercises in drawing class we used to do as a design students.

We were given an object to draw, then a timer was set (with an alarm) to limit our drawing. Gradually, the time was reduced — 3 minutes, 2 minutes, 1 minute, 30 seconds, 15, 5 and finally 1 second. This exercise always amazed me because not only did it loosen my mind and hand, but it helped me produce wonderful sketches.

Maybe I ought to try those speed-sketch exercises again? Hmmm....

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