I’m finally done with my book. Yup, Road Trip lessons for life is done. I made it with one day to spare. I’m afraid to read it and discover I need to do lots more… Free ebook coming soon.
Gathering up some of my favorite projects for my portfolio. Im going to redo my portfolio to include highlights and the process of book creating.
Funny experience today, I added a new section to the book. The highway is a busy place: FOCUS Drive like you’re taking a driving test. Have self control. The irony is I nearly lost it. Every time I tried to submit a page everything shifted. There was a little swearing. But that part of myContinue reading “Have Self Control”
I am officially done with the manuscript for Road Trip. I did leave out a few pages but I’m done. This seems fuzzy and unclear when I resize. The standard size I scanned looks great. I scanned at 600 DPI but not sure what’s wrong. And I thoght the hard part was the writing. Ha.Continue reading “Does this seem fuzzy?”
Today I sat for two hours…the house was calm … too calm…but I sat with my creativity and let my mind wander. One idea led to the next. I thought about my letters and added more ideas. Lots more! Gave each letter a thought. I now have a map, a map that I’m excited about.Continue reading “More doodles”
Now that I know I’m doodling the whole book, I spent part of my lunch lettering. I remember the days when I’d research lettering styles and go over the anatomy of type. Takes me to my skillshare hand lettering reference guide. This sheet is a free downloadable from dawnnicole.com. I just love these letters. IContinue reading “Lettering Practice”
Today I sat unmotivated again…I tried drawing with a pencil. The erasing started… and then I let go. Sometimes I forget that the point of sketching and doodling is in ideas. Ideas don’t always have to make sense. The best ones don’t. I’m going to sit down when the house is calm, without interruption andContinue reading “More doodles and for reals plan”
I went to McDonald’s yesterday and this book caught my eye. Of course I had to bring it home. I’m thinking about my road trip book. Seems like the idea and excitement are slipping away. Makes me think of Elizabeth Gilbert’s, Big Magic. I sat down and read all the notes I had thus far.Continue reading “Road Trip Book”
Last night I was listeing to an episode of Creative Rebels and there was mention of Picasso. Picasso copied other artists to master techniques. Then he created his masterpieces. And so my goals for Road Trip have changed: all words will be typed in a chosen font. sub divider pages will be hand drawn followedContinue reading “Altering Course”
Markers worked for a few of the details but not for the hotel. I do have acrylic paint. That works. I keep going. I’m all for painting texture pages but now there’s scrapbook patterns. Writing a book is harder than working on one piece. I’ m working on a million pieces at once. I’m goingContinue reading “More sketches”