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This comic is based on my latest entry in the sketchbook I am making for The Sketchbook Project. I might get around to coloring it some day, but for now, it remains black and white.
When you are sketching in the little sketchbook that you got for The Sketchbook Project, you may have forgotten to protect your pages. When you press really hard into a page, you may almost ruin the page on the other side, especially when the back side of your page comes in contact with a page that is already finished.
But do you remember that little info pamphlet that came with your sketchbook?
It turns out that this pamphlet is exactly the right size to act as a page protector. Just put it behind the page you are working on and it protects the rest of your pages from getting ruined.
I wrote a couple of days ago that I recently started my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project. It is a pretty cool project that I found out about online. When you sign up, you receive a small (7×5 inch or 8x13cm) with 16 pages (front and back) in it. Your job for the project is to fill all the pages with something. What you want to fill it with is your decision. But fill them you must.
When you receive your sketchbook, you need to register it for a particular tour. The tours run through several cities (mainly in America, but I think there was one tour that came to England and therefore the company can loudly proclaim that they offer “international tours”). Each tour has its own particular theme which the artist has to keep in mind (although broad interpretations are of course welcome). Actually, you could technically sign up for any tour and fill your book with anything, but I imagine that if you signed up for the Superheros tour and filled your book with sketches of daisies, your book simply would not…fit in well. Since I am a doodler (not an artist), and since I don’t ever really doodle anything that can be classified under a particular theme (unless the theme were “Flowers, Stars, Swirls, Hearts, Smiley Faces, Animals with Big Eyes, and much much more.”), I automatically signed up for the “Fill me with…” tour. I figure that I can fill up my sketchbook with all sorts of different doodles and no one will be able to accuse me of interpreting my theme to broadly.
I have named my sketchbook “Stuff doodled mainly in ballpoint pen” since ballpoint pen is my current favorite writing utensil. And I have already succeeded in filling up some of the pages. There are so many more pages to fill. I am very aware, and at the same time I am looking forward to it. I am only completely satisfied with the cover (which I finished this past weekend) and a couple of the pages. But I took pictures of all the pages with the intention of giving all of you a sort of “before” picture. I intend to post periodic updates as I add to the sketchbook.
Here it is!
Unfortunately, I currently have absolutely nothing doodled on pages 4, 8, 12, 17-18, and 20-32. So I have my work cut out for me. I am, however, optimistic about the outcome.
Sorry for the bad photography. The lighting wasn’t very good, and I was taking all of the pictures with my cellphone camera. I could have cropped some of them because there is so much whitespace, but I chose not to to sort of prove my point that the whole thing is only in the beginning stages.
0111110 is not my favorite byte because it is symmetrical. It is not my favorite byte because it is the opening and ending byte of the networking Point-to-Point Protocol. It is not even my favorite byte because its decimal representation (126) possesses the attribute of having every digit being exactly twice the sum of the digits to its right. No, my dear readers and friends. 01111110 is my favorite byte because when looking at its binary representation, one has the distinct impression that one is about to be run over by a car.
While listening to a couple of audiobooks over the past couple of days, I had time to make a little sketch.
I also had time to make a little graphic with Inkscape based on the drawing.
Inkscape is a ton of fun. If computer science doesn’t pan out for me, I just might go into graphic design. And since I can’t currently afford a graphics tablet, I have decided that I might as well master Inkscape while I’m waiting.