Initially I created a secondary tumblr for this called jareddoodles - but I’m going to start over and include it here instead, today was No. 005:
005 / Naked People
After doing this for a week, I was struggling with how I wanted to actually create the overall project. Initially I wanted to sketch (pencil & paper) every day following Phil McAndrew’s Big List of Stuff to Draw and perhaps only play with color in photoshop, etc. (I tried markers on day 003, which was brutal.)
Even with taking drawing and painting classes in college I’m horrible at refined hand illustration. I can create an idea and basic “wireframe” by hand - but over the weekend I decided (for now) to not fight using the computer and that I’d stick with a vector drawing after initial sketches.
I’ve been wanting to use Getty’s Open Content archive, so ended up making this over the weekend for fun. This is an 18th-century Dutch painting of flowers mixed with some NASA space nebula images. Calling it “Vase Nebula” :)
Great video, this quote stood out to me as I just watched the fantastic Sagmeister clip and thinking about the current “design as storytelling” trend.
"…it’s very interesting at the end of a film, to listen to people talk and find them talking totally about the subject matter and not ever talking about how the thing looked - and sometimes you suspect that maybe they’re missing half the fun. That they’re only getting the story - and they’re not getting any of the marvelously subtle things that happen with the shapes of the photographs as they move across the screen.”