I finally made up my mind about what theme to choose for the Sketchbook Project, and more importantly, I actually, officially signed up! For a long time I had my eye on the theme, “Make Mine a Double,” but could never quite take the plunge. Recently I checked out the website again, and that theme wasn’t available anymore. I was a little bummed, until I saw one that hadn’t been available when I was first checking it out. “Lines & Grids” is the theme I went for, and I’m really happy about it. In my opinion, it’s one of the most neutral themes I’ve seen, and I feel like there is so much that I can do with it.
After signing up, I kept coming up with all kinds of ideas for what I could do for the sketchbook, but I know that it’ll be a while before I get the actual sketchbook in the mail and can start drawing in it. Not able to contain myself any longer, I painted a plaid pattern on a small card with watercolor, and then cut out the shape of a heart.
I glued the cut out heart onto a plain sheet of paper, and continued the lines from the heart onto the clean background with pen.
I found it confusing and a little overwhelming when I was done. It seemed a little funny to me, but I cut it out again!
Ahhhh. Much better. The busy plaid needs the contrast of the plain background.
Not one to waste scraps, I also scanned in the background on its own, which also looks pretty good.
Maybe something like this will end up in my Sketchbook Project sketchbook?