Project Ethel (27.05.14 โ€“ 07.01.16): Pages 18-26

Notebook Ethel, Spread Eighteen. Me trying to mind map and plan my website. You can see the ongoing result at the #linkinbio. A work of art is never finished, apparently. ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ—บ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Eighteen. Me trying to mind map and plan my website. You can see the ongoing result. A work of art is never finished, apparently. ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ—บ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Eighteen. Newspaper clipping of Raphaelโ€™s Head of a Muse, some copying of that image and the beginnings of a mind map on fluid dynamics. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ—บ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Eighteen. Newspaper clipping of Raphaelโ€™s Head of a Muse, some copying of that image and the beginnings of a mind map on fluid dynamics. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ—บ
burningfpNotebook Ethel, Spread Nineteen. Horse drawings, daises, diary notes (text obscured). ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿด ๐ŸŒท
Notebook Ethel, Spread Nineteen. Horse drawings, daises, diary notes (text obscured). ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿด ๐ŸŒท
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty. Morning Pages writing exercise and drawing my comic book character Fudge (see more of him at #linkinbio). ๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿ‘น โœ๏ธ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty. Morning Pages writing exercise and drawing my comic book character Fudge. ๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿ‘น โœ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-One. Documenting a two day journey from the West to the East and back again (full story at #linkinbio). Drawing from the window of a train, cars in traffic, route plan and garbage writing. ๐Ÿš— โœ๏ธ ๐Ÿš‚
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-One. Documenting a two day journey from the West to the East and back again. Drawing from the window of a train, cars in traffic, route plan and garbage writing. ๐Ÿš— โœ ๐Ÿš‚
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Two. Mind map getting to grips with some serious understanding of the render engine #Arnold, soon after we began using it. Also eye doodles. ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ—บ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Two. Mind map getting to grips with some serious understanding of the render engine Arnold, soon after we began using it. Also eye doodles. ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ—บ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty- Three. More horses, and my attempt at the Ivan Brunetti drawing exercise in his โ€œCartooning: Philosophy and Practiceโ€, it goes: โ€œUsing your sketchbook and a pencil or pen of your choice, spend 3-4 minutes drawing a car. Then, start over and draw it in 2 minutes. Then 1 minute. Then 30 seconds. Then 15 seconds. And then 5 seconds. Draw faster at each step-that is, draw the entire car within the time limit. Repeat this same process for four other subjects: a cat, a castle, a telephone, and self-portrait.โ€ โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ“ž
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty- Three. More horses, and my attempt at the Ivan Brunetti drawing exercise in his โ€œCartooning: Philosophy and Practiceโ€, it goes: โ€œUsing your sketchbook and a pencil or pen of your choice, spend 3-4 minutes drawing a car. Then, start over and draw it in 2 minutes. Then 1 minute. Then 30 seconds. Then 15 seconds. And then 5 seconds. Draw faster at each step-that is, draw the entire car within the time limit. Repeat this same process for four other subjects: a cat, a castle, a telephone, and self-portrait.โ€ โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ“ž
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Four. Mind map on the Autodesk Maya Bifrost system, dynamic and fluid simulation software. ๐ŸŒŠ ๐Ÿ–ฅ ๐Ÿ•ท
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Four. Mind map on the Autodesk Maya Bifrost system, dynamic and fluid simulation software. ๐ŸŒŠ ๐Ÿ–ฅ ๐Ÿ•ท
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Five. Another Ivan Brunetti exercise from โ€œCartooning: philosophy and practiceโ€: โ€œPencil out a grid in your notebook, enough to contain 100 small drawings.now spending no more than 5 seconds per drawing, let your stream of consciousness guide you, drawing whatever comes to mind (donโ€™t stop to think about it).โ€ I went back and inked them after. ๐Ÿ““โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ผ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Five. Another Ivan Brunetti exercise from โ€œCartooning: philosophy and practiceโ€: โ€œPencil out a grid in your notebook, enough to contain 100 small drawings.now spending no more than 5 seconds per drawing, let your stream of consciousness guide you, drawing whatever comes to mind (donโ€™t stop to think about it).โ€ I went back and inked them after. ๐Ÿ““โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ผ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Six. Mind mapping notes for the content graphics of Countdown To Life. Ideas, concepts, storyboards, techniques. ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ’“
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Six. Mind mapping notes for the content graphics of Countdown To Life. Ideas, concepts, storyboards, techniques. ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ’“

Project Ethel (27.05.14 โ€“ 07.01.16): Pages 9-17

Continuing the project of uploading most pages form Notebook Ethel. As I said before these are from a few years ago now.

Notebook Ethel: Spread 9. Weird comic strip, drawings of the diners at the cafe over the road, dude eating his sandwich on the wall outside, some cows and a copying of a drawing of an old man by Chris Ware taken from his Acme Novelty Datebook Sketchbook facsimile book thing.
Notebook Ethel: Spread 10. Office coats, vintage teapot, Tyndales Baptist Church, pressed flowers and garbage writing. ๐Ÿ““ โœ ๐Ÿ’
Notebook Ethel Spread: 12. Incoherent comics strip and the view across Whiteladies Road from the window at BDH. โœ’๐Ÿ““๐Ÿข
Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirteen. Garbage writing, guitar in the workplace, refuse container. ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ““โœ’
Notebook Ethel, Spread Fourteen. Satellite data coordinates, designing polygon construction, internal combustion engine visualisation, missing render frame numbers, Titan storyboard. ๐Ÿ”จ ๐Ÿ““ ๐ŸŽจ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Fifteen. Mind map of the nCloth gynamics system in Maya. Also very old QOTSA concert ticket I found in a shoe box. ๐Ÿ—บ ๐Ÿ““ ๐ŸŽธ
Notebook: Ethel, Spread Sixteen. Mind map for Forces Of Nature, episode โ€œWhereโ€, visualisation of the launch of the Planck rocket, Titan, storyboard, eyeflower comic, timings. ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿš€ ๐ŸŒŽ
Notebook: Ethel, Spread Seventeen. Drawing of injured foot (this is from a while ago), Wacom pen and garbage writing. โœ ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ‘ž

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Another lost drawing from last Springโ€™s trio to Berlin. This is the window of the flat we stayed in in Wilmersdorf with a portion of the receipt from the grocery shop over the road.
Notebook: Ichabod
Fountain pen and Stabilo.
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More from the Berlin notebook. Various details around Brandenberger Tor. With map of central Berlin pasted in.
Notebook: Ichabod
April 2017
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Corner of West Park and Whiteladies Road from the balcony at BDH with a sandwich in the Sun.
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Uniball micro.
20 mins
Notebook: Beto
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Sleeping office dog on a hot day. Drawn whilst waiting for various render tests.
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Pencil.
10 mins
Notebook: Gilbert
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More lunchtime sketches as the people of Bristol make the most of the April Sun just in case Winter comes back.
Pencil.
20 mins
Notebook: Beto.
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Still life in the corner of the local barbers.
Fountain pen.
20mins.
Notebook: Beto.
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Partially covered buildings down in Gas Ferry Road near the illustrious Aardman Animations in Bristol.
Started from life whilst waiting for a meeting, finished from memory.
Notebook: Beto.
V-ball.
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25 Principles

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Thereโ€™s a few โ€œRules of Lifeโ€ knocking around at the moment. Hereโ€™s a few worth writing down:
1. Be patient. No matter what.
2. Donโ€™t badmouth: Assign responsibility, not blame. Say nothing of another you wouldnโ€™t say to him.
3. Never assume the motives of others are, to them, less noble than yours are to you.
4. Expand your sense of the possible.
5. Donโ€™t trouble yourself with matters you truly cannot change.
6. Expect no more of anyone than you can deliver yourself.
7. Tolerate ambiguity.
8. Laugh at yourself frequently.
9. Concern yourself with what is right rather than who is right.
10. Never forget that, no matter how certain, you might be wrong.
11. Give up blood sports.
12. Remember that your life belongs to others as well. Donโ€™t risk it frivolously.
13. Never lie to anyone for any reason. (Lies of omission are sometimes exempt.)
14. Learn the needs of those around you and respect them.
15. Avoid the pursuit of happiness. Seek to define your mission and pursue that.
16. Reduce your use of the first personal pronoun.
17. Praise at least as often as you disparage.
18. Admit your errors freely and soon.
19. Become less suspicious of joy.
20. Understand humility.
21. Remember that love forgives everything.
22. Foster dignity.
23. Live memorably.
24. Love yourself.
25. Endure.โ€

— 25 Principles of Adult Behaviour by John Perry Barlow, 03/10/1947-07/02/2018

โ€œIโ€™ve come to regard comics as something like a song.”

Notebook: Ethel
Spread 2.
First drafts, mug drawing, rough mind map, comics and a quote from Lynda Barry.
Itโ€™s along the lines of:

โ€œIโ€™ve come to regard comics as something like a song. It can be about anything. We can address all sorts of things in a song, love gone wrong, truck driving, Daddies, smoking, boots, birthdays, cheating, space travel, big butts, revenge, war, a turkey in the straw, regret, genders, hands, purple haze . We can this way we can make comics about anything.โ€

– Although I did write it down in a hurry!

Ichabod Ending

Notebook Ichabod is nearing the end. Serendipitously started on the 1st January 2017, itโ€™s mostly filled with technical notes, stories, garbage, mind maps, schemes and some drawing, but not enough. Iโ€™m currently transitioning to two books next, standard and a smaller size in the hope I will carry the smaller one with me more often in an everyday carry type way and feel less inhibited about drawing in public.

Hereโ€™s to Notebooks Gilbert and Beto!

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