I am loving playing with the transparency of the pages in my sketchbook project. I discovered the delightful possibilities of this right after my last blog update. It’s working really well for my style of line drawing. Unfortunately my scanner does not capture the subtle interaction between drawings on adjacent pages at all so I’ve resorted to taking not-so-great photos of it from the camera on my phone (my rechargeable batteries for my slightly higher quality digital camera don’t work anymore).
I suppose taking a video in a really well lit environment might work better, but I don’t have that capability right now. Not sure whether to feel frustrated that none of my available technology can accurately document my sketchbook project, or proud that I’ve made artwork that defies digitization.
Hope you also enjoy the close up view of my thumbs. The transparency doesn’t work unless you hold the pages flat against each other.
Although I hate to dictate to the viewer what those little circles might represent on the last two pages, you can probably tell that snow is on my mind as I am snowed in here in Minneapolis, Minnesnowda. We’ve gotten almost a foot and a half officially I guess, though the drifts outside the back door are more like two feet. Staying home all day has been a bit lonely since Alex is in Cameroon now for his mother’s funeral, but I kept myself busy putting up my Xmas decorations and trying to start cleaning the kitchen. My graphics design class was canceled, giving me at least another week to procrastinate on preparing the “personal logo” project that I don’t really want to do. It might morph into designing a better header for this blog & website, even though I’m pretty happy with the one I have right now and don’t think that would actually help me practice any of the new skills I’ve learned over the semester. Can you use the term “semester” for a continuing ed class anyway? Sounds weird…
Anyway stay warm out there fellow MN blizzard people!
Update: after a lot of shoveling and gracious help from various neighbors I was able to get my car out of the lot, out of the alley, and onto nicely plowed chicago ave. My thumbs, arms and back are aching from all the shoveling!