About 365 Sketches


20121210: A Stormtrooper mask in Day of the Dead style by John LeMasney via 365sketches.org #design #starwars #illustration

20121210: A Stormtrooper mask in Day of the Dead style by John LeMasney via 365sketches.org #design #starwars #illustration

History and origins

Inspired by http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/12/22/design-something-every-day I decided to make a small sketch using Inkscape every day. After completing the first year in 2010, in 2011, I decided to refocus the effort using the GNU Image manipulation program. As a result of this project, I’ve led workshops on the applications, given overviews of the project to groups, made strong connections with a dedicated and loyal community, had a few exhibitions, and learned more than I knew was possible about these applications and my design sensibility.

After a personal crisis in November of 2011, I took a year off from this project to refocus and regain my health. In November 2012, I restarted the blog, and intend to finish the second set of 365 sketches on January 1st, 2013.

Moving forward, it will likely be a weekly or occasional sketch, as the daily post was incredibly beneficial, but also daunting for a free project.

This work is free to use with citation.

Please note that all the work is freely available for your creative and commercial use under a Creative Commons Attribution license, meaning that you may use it as you wish, even commercially or altered, as long as you cite http://365sketches.org or John LeMasney (lemasney) in your credits, and that you do not prevent others from using your newly developed work in the same way.

About John LeMasney

My name is John LeMasney and I’m a designer, artist, writer, poet, technologist, consultant, and open source evangelist living and working in New Jersey.

 

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