Goal: to create a complete 36-page sketchbook that shows unity in theme and content, bold exploration of diverse sketching methods, and specialization of three or more sketching methods.
Cycling is my theme for my final project; specifically the bicycle itself.
Inspiration is from a lifelong interest in cycling and recent assigned readings: Keith Smith's Structure of the Visual Book (2003), Jean Borgatti's Willie Cole's African Remix (2009), and William Cole's work with irons and assembly sculptures made with bicycle parts.
Throughout the sketchbook pages I explore many of the sketching methods studied during the semester-long sketchbook course.
To start, I decided on the theme using the word web rhizome method.
Next, the subjects and sketching styles will show influences from these images.
Finally, backgrounds include maps of favorite routes, elevations of different rides, and other interesting cycling data. Using maps as some of the backgrounds represents the value of riding data in tracking maintenance of fitness levels or growth patterns.
-K - 12 Visual Arts Educator