Sketches: Object Oriented

Object Oriented, the book

Object Oriented, the book

I have a weakness for sketchbooks, and often buy neat-looking ones in the hope that they’ll be a good motivation to draw more. I found these funky little 3″ x 3″ leather-bound books at Cost Plus World Market a little over a year ago, and decided it’d be just the right size to carry around. While it’s just a cheap little notebook, I really like the size and feel of it, and wanted to make it into a worthy standalone art piece on its own. I’ve diligently stuck to the same theme and the same marker, a sienna brush pen, to keep the look consistent even though it may be months between sketches.

Why Object Oriented? Objects, as subjects, are easy. They don’t move (usually). They don’t get self-conscious. The textures are challenging…especially the smooth, manufactured ones. It makes me look around my environment more. And it’s a term drilled into me from my computer science days, a concept I still like. I’m a quarter of the way through the book; I’ll post more sketches when I make it halfway.

Puzzle pieces

Puzzle pieces

Tape measuring

Tape measuring

Teeny espresso cup

Teeny espresso cup

Modern chair at the airport coffee shop

Modern chair

Stained glass light

Stained glass light

Clock countdown

Clock countdown

Winding line of chairs

Winding line of chairs

Part of airplane seatbelt

Part of airplane seatbelt

Plastic coffee lid

Plastic coffee lid

Empty gumbo bowl

Empty gumbo bowl

Corduroy hat

Corduroy hat

2 Comments

  1. Amanda Searles 25 January 2012

    I especially love the solo cup lid and the gumbo bowl but on all of them you do a great job of capturing the texture and shading of a thing.

  2. Julie 26 January 2012

    Thank you! I’ve gotten into a good groove with the shading with this pen.

    I’m a sucker for good hatch-marks–very much enjoyed the illustration style used on the end credits for the new Sherlock Holmes movies.

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