Monday, September 6, 2010

The Sketchbook Project

Hello blogger friends :) I hope you have all been enjoying your Labor Day weekend.

I finally got started on my sketchbook project and wanted to share it with you. If you haven't heard of this project yet, you must check it out! I think everyone should participate. How cool would it be to see your sketchbook at a gallery or museum? And I love the fact that after the tour the sketchbooks will be at the Brooklyn Art Library in a permanent collection. Plus they will all get barcodes and anyone can view them. It's like a library of sketchbooks! How cool is that?

The sketchbooks are themed and I picked If you Lived Here. I first tried to plan out my pages but realized that wasn't going to work after a few days. It was just too many pages to plan and not enough time so I just dove right in. I'm sketching about my life here in Orlando and it's not in any kind of order but that's how sketchbooks are supposed to be, right? :P Anyway, here are my first two spreads.



Thanks for stopping by! It really means a lot to me to be able to share my work with you on this blog. ;)

22 comments:

Tamara Henderson said...

Fun sketches with great details!

bee said...

Julissa these are awesome! I love those singing frogs :D And is that little bird having a peck at a doggy-poop?! :D What a cool project to be involved in... I should get involved too. Thanks for sharing!

Julissa said...

Thanks ladies :)

Bee - Thanks :) Yes, that sure is a poop eating bird hee hee! If you have the time you should definitely join in on the fun!

Di said...

What fun!

MerryDay said...

Fun!
I already did some pages for this project too but haven't had time to scan them yet :-)

nina seven said...

really fun sketches, julissa! can't wait to see more!

Shirley said...

Tooooo wonderful, Julissa! Awesome to view your sketchbook so far..I'm loving all of the details and it's really great to see your shapes and characters in pencil form. Look at all of those frogs!! And I love the birds on the house and the doggie barking...well done! Oh my!

And, I just love your sheep..great perspective!

SUPER!!

papier et encre said...

Yay for starting your sketchbook! I love what you've done so far.

Julissa said...

Thank you! :)

Now on to the the next few spreads. I am actually at a coffee shop right now. My plan was to work in my sketcbook but I've been on the net most of the morning. I realy should get to sketching heehee. :P

Thanks again for stopping in and for all of the nice comments!

Moira Millman said...

Hi Julissa! great to see your fab sketches, it looks like a really fun project. No more wasting time online! ha ha! (just what i've been doing all morning too!) btw I loved the black and white linework on your labels:)

papier et encre said...

Thanks for the return visit. ;o)

I've done a bit of testing on the Moleskine paper if you are interested: Moleskine Test

Spray glue definitely keeps the pages the flatest and the most wrinkle-free!

Elizabeth Caldwell said...

LOVE! You have such a cute illo style! So nice to keep 'running into' other artists taking part in the sketchbook project. I am having a blast! Following your blog and following you on twitter too. =)

Happy sketching!

Loni Edwards said...

Wonderful sketches, Julissa! Thanks for sharing them with all of us! I am doing the project also and finding it wonderful to get back to my basic sketching roots :) Enjoy creating!

Kathy Weller said...

Completely adorable. Love your sketches, very excited to be also taking part in this fun project. Cool.

Alina Chau said...

charming pages!!!

Julissa said...

Thanks Moira. Yeah, I know it's so hard to get away from the net. I tend to get lost in it for hours sometimes. Glad you like the b/w stickers. I had fun and hope to do more of them.

Thanks papier et encre. What's your first name btw hee hee? Thanks for the link and all of that testing you did. It's great to know that the spray mount won't bubble up. Yay!

Elizabeth - Thanks! It's been fun for me too. So glad to have met you and thanks for the follow. I'm following you too on all of your sites now ;)

Loni - Thanks! I know, I've been feeling the same way. I was working in it last night and found myself getting lost in the rendering... so fun!

Thanks Kathy! Can't wait to see your sketches.

Thanks Alina!

Megan Coyle said...

Your sketches look great :)

And that project sounds amazing - I've been meaning to sign-up for it.

Nina Crittenden said...

Julissa, your sketches are delightful! I love all the sweet little details like the flowers and bees! Looks like you are having a great time with it! Can't wait to see more!

Jessica Blank said...

I ate your whole blog, and it was delicious. Your work is beautiful. Can't wait to see what is next in your sketchbook! Goodnight!

Sue Rundle-Hughes said...

Your sketches are wonderful! I love looking at them and it has inspired me to get on with mine! :)

Julissa said...

Thanks Sue! That's so nice to know that they inspire you. :) Your sketches and all the ones I've been keeping up with are doing the same for me ;)

Julissa said...

Thank Alina and Di!

Merry - Thank you! Please do post them, I love seeing what everyone else is doing... it inspires me.

Megan - Thank you! Did you sign up? I think you'd love it!

Nina - Thank you! I am having fun. I've slowed down a bit but hope to get back to it soon.

Jessica - Too funny, thank you! I hope to post another one soon.

Have a lovely day everyone and thank you for stopping by, it means a lot. ~__~