A few months ago a special friend of mine, De Pica, gave me this sketch book as a present, she bound the book herself. It guess it’s so thick because she knows that I have difficulties in drawing on the last pages of the sketchbook. But this is a different story.
Anyway, I must admit I looked at it suspiciously for quite a long while before to find the courage to work on it.
After a long consultation with all my silliest anxieties I invented an exercise called “10” and those are the “rules”I gave to myself: every time I would open the sketchbook I would have to fill up 10 pages with 10 quick, rough sketches in a row, using different techniques.
The best thing about this sketchbook is that the paper is so thin and horrible that I don’t worry at all about how the drawing would look like.
Years ago I was used to spend a lot of time on my sketchbooks but somehow lately, spending most of my day drawing and working on projects, I missed on that part pretending I didn’t have enough time.
That’s why the exercise happened to be good not just to dare starting the Biggest sketchbook I ever had, but also for bringing me back to the “playground”
The soundtrack of today was Throbbing Gristle - In The Shadow Of The Sun