Friday, 14 June 2013

Designing my First Kraft Moleskine Diary

Hot summer day today. Bijou's relaxing and I'm drawing on the cover of my first kraft moleskine (got them yesterday at Staples). It's stressful and really requires I take my time to make it look as professional as I possibly can. I hope the end result will look good enough for the prices I've decide on...

Pocket Diary: 12$
Medium Diary: 20$ 
(the one I'm working on)
Large diary: 30$

( - What do you think? - )
  • The background will be a swarm of little berries coming from the top back, pouring toward the bottom in a curved motion. A bit like this drawing I made a few years ago: 

  • On the bottom will be a nicely shaped box reserved for the buyer to write their name, and if there's space, the year.
  • The coloring will probably be partial... my best bet for professionalism is to properly mix the drawing with the gorgeous Kraft textured background. Still not sure how I am going to do that without a pattern, otherwise it might start to look more like a colored drawing... Maybe I'll make one.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Moleskins project

I have been having a tendency to write my posts very spaced out date-wise. I would like to try and blog more often for the next while and see where that brings me. Nothing much to catch up for, except I finally have blue hair now! (after previous trials and errors)

I have a new idea! I know ideas keep coming and projects aren't being completed but I know that finding the right project to fully devote myself to is very important and that once I get things going this will all be a thing of the past.

This new idea involved purchasing MOLESKINES and hand illustrating their covers to sell on Etsy. For publicity, I could record the illustration being made every time (or most times) from beginning to finish and post it sped up on YouTube with some of my favourite music playing in the background. These types of videos tend to get allot of views.

ALSO I would like to set up my scanner today to be ready to scan at all times (or close enough). I used to have a blogspot blog when I was a teenager, PSYCHEDELIC RAISINS, and I had hand drawn (then scanned & edited) all the images in my blog. I would like to get back to personalising my posts that way.

This is not to say I am giving up on my jewellery creations and so on. The way I see it, a bit of diversity can't hurt.