The aim of my project was to constrict my method of working and produce 80 illustrations, allocating myself one day per image, based on a list of mostly unrelated words.
The initial challenge was to test the speed in which I work. Under the looming daily deadlines, my drawing style and consistency had to not only improve but become considerably more efficient on a daily basis.
Since starting the project I’ve discovered that the real challenge was in visually translating each of the words that I was assigned. Many of them did not necessarily have any visual connotations and it tested my thinking as an illustrator.
Deconstructing my idea generation process and becoming acquiescent to my assignments, I then felt free to create work outside of my usual practice constraints.
Orzoi: this was an exercise from my sketchbook to characterise a favourite dog breed of mine. I struggle when it comes to stylise animals, I often make them look too realistic but this style of dog set the tone for the subsequent drawing style.