I finally got around to starting my 100 Days project after being inspired all summer by wonderful projects popping up on my instagram from the illustration community. I wasn't sure exactly what spurred this onset of projects and then I finally ran across this post from The Great Discontent who seem to be the champions of this summer's 100 Days enthusiasm.
It took me a little while to figure out exactly what I wanted to do but I had a few criteria that I set for myself while trying to formulate my plan:
- I wanted to work with a subject-matter that I enjoy so that it would be sure to keep my interest for the span of the project but also give me an opportunity to explore it in new ways.
- I wanted it to be something that would not use a computer. I spend way too much time on the computer as it is without setting a new project for myself for 100 days that would also have me sitting in front of my screen. This would also give me a chance to experiment more since my illustrations are so digitally dependent.
- I wanted it to be something that wouldn't be too time consuming. If I laboured over it, I knew that I probably wouldn't see it through to the end.
With that in mind, I came up with 100 Days of Buildings! For the next 100 days (well, 99 now) I am going to create a small building collage out of printed paper that I've made. I'm really looking forward to playing with shape and colour in a traditional media and seeing what comes out of this. You can follow #100DaysofBuildings on instagram!