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SFG Blank Book Project?


The SFG Blank Book Project is a traveling sketchbook created collaboratively by Jeff Andrews and Steph Doyle.

For approximately 500 days, the sketchbook will travel from Washington DC to 50 illustrators around the world. Once the book arrives, each illustrator has 7 days to complete a sketch and send the book on to the next illustrator. The book will reach its final destination approximately mid-December, 2008.

The theme for this inaugural book is, "Where I Live." We hope to launch a second book project at the begining of the new year


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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dave Habben - Monstrous Mountains

Dave Habben has sent in his teaser shot and geo pic and he hails from the state I was born, Utah. Below is a teaser shot of Dave's illustration.



With the awesome Wasatch mountains as a backdrop, Dave tells us his story of inspiration.

Dave writes:

"This is my second time to live in the beautiful Wasatch mountains and I love the inspiration that comes from the amazing spring and summer weather we have here. My sketchbook is a place for unrestricted exploration, so it often ends up looking like a mess. I'll wash the pages in paint and markers, collage, etc. Anything. People are often surprised by this because my finished work tends to be much more clean and straightforward. Its like starting with pile of random bits and carving it down to a basic idea."



Dan Goodsell has sent in his teaser shot and I am still waiting to get his write up. SO Check back often because the book is once again on the move!

 

A few words ...

It has been a great while since Jeff or I have posted anything to this site. The book is only half filled to this point and a few participants have held onto this book way beyond the time we have allotted to them. As a result, the book is so far past the project completion deadline, I'm surprised we have any anticipation from the remaining participants signed up. The final deadline to have this project completed was January 2009, 5 months ago. I'm sure some of you feel the same level of frustration that Jeff and I are going through.

I want to be as clear and tactful as possible here. If you signed up for this project and decide it's too much for you to handle when the book arrives, please, send the book forward to the next participant. It hasn't been fair to those that have followed the rules and those still waiting to participate. If you are still not sure of the guidelines, please take a closer look at them HERE.



Dave Habben and Dan Goodsell have sent in their teasers and I am still waiting for Dan's backstory. Kudos to both of them for keeping the book moving after such a long and stagnant period.

 


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