Tuesday 4 January 2011

A New Project: Illustweeting!

I came up with an idea last night, as I was drifting off to sleep, to do a little illustration every day and post it up here on my blog. Not that original, you might say. My brain said that too. So I carried on thinking "What could I draw? What theme could I have?" and "tweets" popped into my head. Well, it wasn't the first thing, but I shan't bore you with the precise cognitive process of a sleep-deprived illustrator who'd eaten cheese before bed.

So, thus is born my new project - Illustweeting! I can't promise it'll be every day (the proposal has already been met with raised eyebrows), but I'll try my best to come up with a quick sketch that illustrates one tweet per rising and setting of the sun. It's really just a bid to draw more, and the good thing about a tweet is that with 140 characters, you've got a ready-made caption!

Here's the first, from a tweet yesterday:

And the tweet: "I marvel at how my dad leaps into action when faced with taking down the xmas decorations. Putting them up is quite the opposite! Humbug."

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  1. really great idea, can't wait for some randomly obscure illustweeting!

  2. Hehe, thank you! Yeah, there's going to be something bizarre popping up for sure!


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