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Re: Yo! 2017 sketch a day

Postby yo » December 2nd, 2017, 6:13 pm

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lychee wrote:After watching your instagram for the entirety of 2017, what can I reflect on when I go through this journey again with you in book form? Are you 365ing again next year, and will there be anything different about that journey, any themes you'd like to explore more?.


Lychee, I'm working on some different ways to cut the content. The bulk of it will be chronological with some short descriptions. Then I'm thinking there will be some cuts by medium, subject matter, maybe even by color or background. My first book, Analog Dreams, covered more of the philosophy and some my notes on rapid visualization thought process, so I won't be retreading that ground.... will I be doing a 365 next year? Definitely not! It has been a lot harder than I thought it would be, especially with starting my studio this year. After working on client concepts for 10 hours, then having to throw down an extra sketch some days feels really hard. I'm sure I'll still do some 'for fun' practice sketches, but not one a day.

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Postby lychee » December 2nd, 2017, 7:00 pm

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lychee wrote:After watching your instagram for the entirety of 2017, what can I reflect on when I go through this journey again with you in book form? Are you 365ing again next year, and will there be anything different about that journey, any themes you'd like to explore more?.


Lychee, I'm working on some different ways to cut the content. The bulk of it will be chronological with some short descriptions. Then I'm thinking there will be some cuts by medium, subject matter, maybe even by color or background. My first book, Analog Dreams, covered more of the philosophy and some my notes on rapid visualization thought process, so I won't be retreading that ground.... will I be doing a 365 next year? Definitely not! It has been a lot harder than I thought it would be, especially with starting my studio this year. After working on client concepts for 10 hours, then having to throw down an extra sketch some days feels really hard. I'm sure I'll still do some 'for fun' practice sketches, but not one a day.


Yeah 365's are challenging especially when you want to have a lot of diversity in subject matter and medium exploration. I definitely understand the benefit of putting in some time every day, but some days I just do the same trick to get it over with. Your work has a lot of energy that I have been trying to communicate in my own sketching and your attitude reminds me to have fun! Some of your quick 5 minute doodles are a good motivator.

Re: Yo! 2017 sketch a day

Postby yo » December 3rd, 2017, 8:53 pm

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Had this little doodle in my notebook for a wall mounted router that is loosely inspired by a stuff game head, albeit it would be small, but just as a fun notion. Rendered it up this afternoon.
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Re: Yo! 2017 sketch a day

Postby cwatkinson » December 4th, 2017, 8:41 am

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yo wrote:starting to think more about the book layout, title, and dust jacket.


I'm curious to know why you think your sketch-a-day work is of the quality to deserve a book -- what has really has improved from January 1 until today to show a progression in quality or technique? I appreciate the willpower to keep this up but does it deserve distribution? The possibility that we can all self-publish doesn't mean we should.



Like others have posted, the question (although blunt) is valid - And the answer is extremely subjective as there are so many individual opinions and none are absolute. For me i look at it as a book that will be used within my house (i still love print vs digital)

1. Sketch ref material (i have 2 shelves devoted to this)(and 1/2 a Terra byte drive) and am always looking for different styles that i can use / teach / ref
2. An example not only for me but my sons's of dedication and effort to a goal - even though on some days im sure you really don't want to do it
3. Just the fun of turning it into a book and the enjoyment
4. A chance to make some money for doing something that was fun

Im sure there are many more points other may have - some positive and some negative - This is one of those situation where some on says "why do it?" and my immediate response would be "Why not?"

Re: Yo! 2017 sketch a day

Postby yo » December 5th, 2017, 11:35 am

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Thinking about integrated vanities for 1/2 baths.
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Re: Yo! 2017 sketch a day

Postby iab » December 5th, 2017, 12:18 pm


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Mrog wrote:I think you forgot to read the part where yo talks about designing "iconic products and brand experiences for the best brands in the world" focusing on "industry leading halo projects", while talking about himself in the third person :D


If you want to be picky, what about the time Michael misspells his own name?

As for a reason to publish this book, what exactly is wrong with self-promotion? (not necessarily directly at you Mrog, just a general thought) Coming from a consulting background, it is a constant hustle. If yo can leverage it, good on him. Maybe it isn't for an industrial designer, but an industrial designer is not hiring Michael either.

Re: Yo! 2017 sketch a day

Postby yo » December 5th, 2017, 7:40 pm

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thanks for the catch iab.... apparently I crowd source my spellcheck... :oops:

sketch demo down at New School of Architecture and Design today
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Re: Yo! 2017 sketch a day

Postby yo » December 8th, 2017, 11:33 pm

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Re: Yo! 2017 sketch a day

Postby yo » December 11th, 2017, 11:34 pm

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Postby yo » December 12th, 2017, 12:29 pm

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Re: Yo! 2017 sketch a day

Postby yo » December 13th, 2017, 1:27 pm

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added some synth music over top of this Celica sketch :-)

Re: Yo! 2017 sketch a day

Postby 250gb » December 14th, 2017, 8:11 am

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added some synth music over top of this Celica sketch :-)



Awesome! And you cannot beat 80's synth

Re: Yo! 2017 sketch a day

Postby yo » December 14th, 2017, 2:12 pm

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thanks 250gb!

today's sketch in various states of disarray...
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Re: Yo! 2017 sketch a day

Postby yo » December 14th, 2017, 6:25 pm

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doubled up today, I got one behind. I rendered up one of those integrated wall hung vanity concepts from the thumbnail page I posted last week.
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Re: Yo! 2017 sketch a day

Postby yo » December 15th, 2017, 3:20 pm

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My friend sent me a new Lamy pen so I thought I'd take it for a test drive over lunch :-)
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