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What is the
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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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Michelle "Milo" White - SF Goodness

This post has been a long-time coming. After a quick reminder from Jeff, I hopped to and posted the recent participants teaser shot. Sorry for overlooking this post. So without any further foot-dragging, I present Michelle White!

Michele writes:

Here's my little blurb about SF...

The financial district is built on the remains of ships abandoned during the gold rush...
We shake from quakes and our summers are chilly.
The city rests on steep hills and skies are foggy
Tourists fill union square and fisherman's wharf

The mission has hipsters, great bars and bike shops
There are more dogs than kids
Plenty of dog parks and beach sand
We have surfers and sea lions
Savory ice cream and tequila bars

Panhandlers and lots of nonprofits
We're a diverse population on the left coast
I love this city.

The book has left Michelle's hands and has been forwarded to Alberto Cerriteño.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Aaron Sowd - " I’ve always hated clowns"

The book is well on it's way, the only delays lately seem to be with updating the site. ;-) With that said, the book left the capable hands of Dan Goodsell and was turned over to the equally capable Aaron Sowd.

Aaron writes:

I’ve always hated clowns.

Maybe I should begin at the beginning. Before being traumatized by Barnum and Bailey I’ve always loved drawing. A great writer (I think it was F. Scott Fitzgerald) once said “paying a writer to write is like paying an alcoholic to drink; they’d do it anyway.” I think that applies to artists as well. It’s something we have to do. I know I have to, I just can’t believe that I actually get paid to do it on a daily basis. It’s the best scam ever! So keep that quote to yourself…

I live in Los Angeles, more specifically, the Culver City/Venice area. So how to sum up a town as large and diverse as Los Angeles in a single image? A town that I love? And sometimes hate?

With clowns, of course.


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!


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