Sketchbook Drop For 7/27/2012

Posted by on Jul 27, 2012 in Sketchbook | 7 Comments

My sketchbook is an extension of me. It breathes life into a project that has yet to come to fruition. I am constantly searching for what is new, new color, new shape, new form, new mass, new philosophies, anything that makes me think different. What inspires me most about my sketchbook is that I don’t know what it can become. Often times the sketches are simply put on paper to make sure I remember the image that flashed through my mind. What I have realized with my sketchbook is how my ideas or flashes are a culmination of everything I have interpreted before this. Design really is about building on what came before it and my sketchbook presents a history of all things I creatively have thought about.

I have decided to start sharing more of my sketchbook with the world. This is the first drop in that effort.

You will notice that there is some digital work in there. I do this occasionally in an effort to finalize an idea or to create something that I just can not capture with my hand.

These sketches were created over the spring and summer of 2010, I have two more sketchbooks full since then; so be on the lookout for more drops!

And don’t steal any of my ideas. I will know.

7 Comments

  1. Peter
    July 27, 2012

    Digital sketches and images superimposed on fake moleskine seems a bit contrived. It’s pretty obvious this isn’t a real sketchbook.

    Take good photos of the real pages from your real sketchbooks, and it will have much more life and dynamism to it.

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    • B
      July 27, 2012

      Thanks for the thoughts Peter. As I mentioned in the post the reason for the digital was to create something I couldn’t achieve with my pen and markers.

      As for making it look like a moleskin, I did that because I wasn’t happy with the consistency my moleskin paper scanned in at. Sorry you didn’t like the appearance of it but I don’t feel like I should have to photograph my sketchbooks to add real dynamism to it. Especially if thats not the way i wish to present my work. I think the combination of digital and ink creates a pretty dynamic appearance that displays work in a way that is consistent and clean.

      A sketchbook, whether digital, physical or a combination of the two; is simply about collecting thoughts and that’s what I have displayed here. Thanks for checking it out!

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  2. Dongwoo
    July 27, 2012

    What can I say about these sketches?
    Just magnificent!
    I love how you think through your inspirational images and very unique way to sketch your ideas down!
    I admire your work process!

    I wish I can share some sketches with you and get some comments! haha

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    • B
      July 27, 2012

      Thank you!

      Use the email address at the top of the page if you would like to share your work or if you have questions.

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  3. ESandy
    July 28, 2012

    Bring em on!

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  4. Micheal Sawyer
    July 28, 2012

    It’s awesome that you can show inspiration can come from anything and anywhere, from cultural face paint to women’s heels! A lot of the time I think are my inspirations far fetched but as you have proven it applied in the right context, nothing is too far fetched.

    By the way what markers do you prefer?

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    • B
      July 28, 2012

      Exactly Michael! Inspiration is inspiration. Use it however you interpret it.

      As for markers I use Prismacolor. I love them. I feel they are the most versatile of the marker brands.

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