In my Design for Print class, we have to design and print (holy shit, no way) a book. We can literally do anything we want as long as there’s a minimum of 6 images and 8 pages and 1000 words.
Mine is gonna be a zine of my most recent poetry (written in the last 2 years) called “Dear [redacted], Fuck You.” I still haven’t decided if I want to include the name in the title or not, since he isn’t the only person I’ve written poems about. He is, however, the catalyst to me writing such personal poetry - in direct contrast to my previous work, which was all fiction.
I pretty excited about this project, because I’m going to be illustrating it using only sharpies and watercolour, in a style that I’m not used to drawing in. Truth be told, I’m not use to drawing, period, because I used to think I was terrible at it. Now I’ve found a style that I’m good at and that I enjoy doing. The only trick is to stop from second-guessing myself halfway through.
Here’s a sneak peek at one of the pages:
I have a second idea that I’m not going to do for this class (I am so not the type of person who does extra work when I don’t have to), but I’m definitely going to work on over the summer. It’s tentatively called “Full Time Internet”. I’m not sold on the title, so it’s probably going to change, but it does hint at what the zine’s gonna be about: the internet and my relationship with it and the people I’ve met and the people I admire and blah blah blah, feelings and inspiration and memes or something.
Here’s a preliminary illustration I’ve done for that so far:
At this point, I’ve embraced the fact that no person I draw is going to actually look like who they’re supposed to be, so just appreciate the fact that she looks lovely and human. And since I’ve acknowledged that my people drawings may be unrecognizable: the above-drawing is of my lovely friend Jordyn and the quote is from a video she made a while back that I thought was really wonderful. Her Youtube channel is here.
OH MY GOD RENEE.
IM GONNA CRY.
THIS IS AMAZING.