Sunday, 5 September 2010

The Sketchbook Project.

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

I have decided to do The Sketchbook Project.  I don't know if you've heard of this but the website explains 'Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country.  After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of the Brooklyn art library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view.  Anyone - from anywhere in the world - can be a part of the project.  To participate and have us send you a sketchbook that will go on tour, start by choosing a theme'.

There are many themes to choose from and I chose 'storybook'.  I bought my sketchbook a while back and I didn't start sketching in it for ages, due to a mixture of work commitments, family commitments and fear of spoiling my beautiful sketchbook, haha (I'm a wuss).  However, I've decided I really must start now and I thought I would post my sketches on my blog as I do them.  Here is my first, a pencil sketch of 'Cinderella', with the words taken, or rather torn, from a tatty paperback and coloured with tea.  I don't usually rip up books... sacrilege!... but this one was falling apart and wasn't that old or worth anything.  I hope the god of books forgives me :)

Cinderella


Close up


3 comments:

Jack Foster said...

Hey Sue! I've decided to do the sketchbook P too. Love your Cinderella. You picked the perfect subject for your book. I'm going with "the greatest story ever told." got my book last week, but haven't begun yet. I'm scared. :o/ Very cool and good luck!!

Sue Rundle-Hughes said...

Thanks Jack :) That's great you're doing a sketchbook. It is scary to start, lol. Took me ages. Thanks again :)

Leen Christens said...

I wish you lots of great sketches! I've also decided to take on the sketchbook challenge and I'm glad to read I'm not the only one who is a bit "scared" to start! :D But I'm exited to start! The Cinderella sketch is a beautiful start!

Oh Jack, I can't wait to see your work to in your book!