Saturday, 25 July 2009
For around a year (I just realized!) I've been illustrating a series of children books. From beginning to end I work the drawings in the computer, even the roughs.
That has not just affected my sight, but my soul too. A million years ago, when I was a designer still working with baselines, glue, scissors and the computer was just starting to be introduced in design, I read that Milton Glaser said that designing or drawing in the computer was like pornography, imitating through a screen what you could do with the hands. (I exaggerate, I love this project, very well written and the team I work with).
So now I feel the need to go back to my humble origins, using the first tool I ever used to colour on paper. I miss paper. Fran gave me this bunch of muji pencils for my birthday.
By the way, I just noticed that good old Milton has published a new book, it sound great, I'll buy it right now.
"Drawing is Thinking is the latest of Milton Glaser’s books, based on the idea that all art is a form of meditation. The book delineates that position. The drawings depicted are meant to be experienced sequentially, like a melodic line – each one reflecting on what has passed and anticipating what is to come. The primary intent is to explore how the mind works in its attempt to create reality."