Saturday, August 28, 2010

It's all over.....

So, here's what I have been up to for the past week and a half!

front cover of my Doodle Adventure
Pages 1-2 A Hefelump?


Pages 3-4 Mouse of Mystery
Pages 5-6  the Fluter-snoot!
Pages 7-8
Pages 9-10  Wild Wings
It's been almost 2 weeks, it is amazing how much more difficult it is to get creative stuff done with you are back to work full time! But, I have been being creative--  From Unit 7 of the Drawing lab, I chose to do the book. It took about 40 hours to do the whole thing! I can hardly believe it.

I had an amazing time working on this project. It started by making a little cover stock book with odd shaped pages.(the book when closed is about 4.5 x 5.5 or when open it is 4.5 x 11 inches) All of the pages all had a bit of the next page peeking out behind. That way when I drew on a page some of the marks were going on to the following pages. Then, I had to incorporate those marks into the other pages and make new marks on the next pages.

It was so surprising seeing the book develop before my eyes. I did this whole book an an exercise in doodling with a purpose. :)

What do you think? This was one of the most creative things I think I have ever attempted.

Now, I need to figure out a way to make a good copy of it. I'll probably take the book completely apart and scan all the fronts and backs of the pages and see what I can come up with.

If I get it to work out I may even put a few up for sale at some point. Who knows?! Would anyone buy it? hum...

so my message to you is to get out and be creative, even if it's just for a few minutes!!

Cheers!
sb

18 comments:

Janie B said...

Very cool project! Love the look of it.

Rita said...

I can believe this took 40 hours. It has its own style. Cute! :)

Cynthia Eloise said...

Stephanie it's amazing. Why not add a few simple words and have it published, it' beautiful.

Sloane's Creations said...

I think you did a fabulous job!

Liberty said...

what do I think?
I think it is INCREDIBLY COOL!
I saw it and exclaimed, "Wow!" out loud!
I totally believe it took that long!

giddy up said...

Your book is wonderful... Hopefully you can hide out in your office and doodle!

Evelyn said...

Sounds like a really nice book. The drawings are beautiful and interesting. A page turner! Congrats!

Carla Sonheim said...

This is the most amazing thing EVER! I'll be first to buy a copy of it.

Jamila said...

This would for sure be my coffe table book. My guests pick up anything that is on my coffe table and read it. May I make a suggestion, go to snapfish[dot]com. You can take photos and make your own books, although Im not exactly sure how that would work with allowing the previous page peek through. Just an idea, maybe for other projects. Love the blog!!

Beverley Baird said...

What an exquisite book! I love the detail - like zentangles throughout! That is a true work of art and of love!
Greatpiece of work.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hey Stephanie, Your doodles are stunning! Wow! I love the hefelump and fluter-snoot..too funny! You have something wonderful here!

giddy up said...

Your book is wonderful, what a great piece of work. I went to the link for the class you have been doing.... I think I may have to do this. Thanks for sharing a great piece.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

It's absolutely wonderful! Your 'doodling' (I don't call that doodling!!!!) is beautiful and the whole things comes together so well. Yes, I can well believe it took 40 hours. And it was worth it. Well done! And well done for continuing to do something for you even though you're back at work. Have a good semester,
Janice.

Sandy Coleman said...

These are amazing drawings! What an interesting project. By the way, thanks so much for the suggestion you made regarding resolving my painting. I worked on it all weekend and like the result. I gave you credit for your suggestion in my blog post:

http://sandycoleman.wordpress.com/2010/09/06/resolution/

Gina said...

I love how you notice things after you look at some of these. Like at first you see the doodles and then a little character fella like the Hefelump. Fun! :)

Zom said...

This is wonderful. Such happy and beautiful drawing-doodles.
I am itching to colour it in!

Sherrie Phillips said...

It's a little like the "magic eye". I didn't always see the character at first glance. I think it's incredible. What a great idea. I think there would definitely be a market for it.

Marie aka Grams said...

Well, this is totally impressive, creative and clever. I wish I could do something as artistic.