Sunday, May 4, 2008

I've begun my book. It's the first of May here in Portland, Oregon, USA, which works out to a time of changeable weather: a chilly gray downpour one minute, sunny skies and chirping birds the next. I was sorting through ideas for this book's theme, thinking of Ideas with Capital Letters, when I realized that was rather artificial.

The theme will simply be the thing I'm most interested in - people. I'm going to start off by observing and drawing people at whatever location or event I might be present at. Eventually, then, the book will be a record of peoples' doings, in various locations around the world, through the eyes of several artists.

I drew first at a street art show, and at a wine-tasting, trying to show something of the people there. I'll leave off showing a work-in-progress page until later. At this writing I have two of my panels complete, so I'm guessing I'll be able to send this on in a week or two.

Who's next? And how are you beginning your books?


karo said...

great first post, r8r! it will be interesting to compare the life of the people from different areas of the world, so I think that you've chosen a very broad and interesting theme for your book. I've started with my book as well already, but at the moment I'm not sure how my artwork is going to look like later on:)

r8r said...

I expect I'll be uploading work-in-progress images onto my flickr page.

Can't wait to see some of your stuff!

Anonymous said...

Good to see that everybody is starting.
I am planning to start this week, but the weather this week is soooo lovely that it's hard to find the will to settle in my creativeroom. So maybe i will take my stuff outside to do some wrok there.

r8r said...

if you haven't already seen the first page, it's here: