A little over a year ago, on November 4th, 2010, I started a Tumblr blog called Pupils & Ink. I started the Tumblr blog to share my weekly contour line drawings of small objects. After 365 days, I had 173 drawings. That’s just shy of about one drawing every other day. That’s not too bad considering I did most of the drawings on Sundays.
Also, I have to point out that the most “liked” contour line drawing I made during this first year of Pupils & Ink was of two Double-D batteries. Pretty strange.
Well, I started giving more thought about why I really started the Tumblr blog, and discovered that my real intention was to create a space that would hold me accountable to practice drawing on a regular basis. So, in order to mix it up and keep myself growing, I’m going to change the style and subject matter of my drawings every year.
For the second year of P&I, I’m going to dive deep into hand-lettering typography. I’ve been doing more illustrative typography in my personal and commercial work, but I haven’t really allowed myself the full range of play and experimentation that I think needs to happen. So, here goes nothing!