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Tom Judd's Everyday
March 21, 2006 4:52 AM   Subscribe

Tom Judd's Everyday - "365 PAGES AGO I HAD A VERY SILLY IDEA. Draw a page everyday for one year. Each day I spent around 1 hour on the page, sometimes more, sometimes less. There was never any planning or preparation, I would just go at it whenever I had a spare moment in my day and had something I needed to write or draw. Some of the drawings are observational and some are just plain weird. Monsters and things seem to crop up a lot (robots too)."

Also of note...in 2006, Tom Judd is undertaking a "Once A Week: Art vs Advertising" project...
posted by tpl1212 (19 comments total)

 
Wow, I imagined stick figures. Those pictures are amazing.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:11 AM on March 21, 2006 [1 favorite]


Art Vs Advertising is a nice idea but £50 seems pricey for a 1 week 3cm x 3cm advert. [cue Tom Judd becoming a millionaire within 6 months *shakes fist at sky*]
posted by oh pollo! at 5:42 AM on March 21, 2006


Brainstorm. I'm going to get a group of people organized; we'll each buy a large blank book with enough pages to last through a year. We'll cop Judd's excellent idea, and get back together in a year to share the experience (and our words and images).

I can't draw for shit, but I'm up for this nonetheless.
posted by duffell at 5:42 AM on March 21, 2006


I once did a site where I was going to publish 6 photos a day. Talk about way too ambitious. I managed to keep doing it for a couple years, allowing for gaps of weeks towards the end. Still, there are amazing people who have done it for years and years ... but I wouldn't recommend such a foolishly Herculian task on my worst enemy.
posted by crunchland at 5:45 AM on March 21, 2006


There (is? was?) a project that posted one black and white image every 24 hours. Posted to usenet, maybe elsewhere. Went on for years.
posted by Leon at 6:28 AM on March 21, 2006


Ah, here we go. One jpeg every 12 hours for (at least) 10 years.
posted by Leon at 6:32 AM on March 21, 2006


In a previous post, I linked to a bunch of "obsessive art over time" projects, if anyone is curious...
posted by tpl1212 at 6:36 AM on March 21, 2006


Amazing sketchbookery!!Very nice FPP, tpl1212. I really gotta get some, uh, motivation.
posted by Drexen at 6:56 AM on March 21, 2006


I once did a site where I was going to publish 6 photos a day. Talk about way too ambitious.

Since January 16th, I've taken 1,800 photographs.

Digital cameras are fun :P
posted by delmoi at 7:10 AM on March 21, 2006


Congratulations. I think these days, flickr makes it so easy to publish your photos that plenty of people are posting huge quantities of stuff, but 1800 photos in 2 months is pretty awesome, especially if they're artistically composed, and not, I don't know, pictures of your kittycat...

But I think there's more to it than that. I think it has to do with setting an agenda of doing something, day in and day out, day after day after day, that grinds you down. Cartoonists who have stopped, like Sam Waterson talk about how they never really considered the downside of being a successful print cartoonist before they got there.

As for me, I used to pick places to go in the metro area, and shoot 40 or 50 pictures every day, and then get home and spend an hour or so tweaking the best shots and then updating the web template. The thing that really got me is I ran out of inspiration for places to go to take the pictures. Heather, whose site I linked to in my last picture, finds inspiration everywhere, which may be the secret of her success, where I failed.
posted by crunchland at 7:20 AM on March 21, 2006


My friend Paul Goode is doing a 40 day long drawing thing. Some very interesting formations are happening and a nice variety!

He's over half done and it's all looking like a nice body of work!
posted by mrs.pants at 7:30 AM on March 21, 2006


christ, i wish i could draw
posted by craven_morhead at 7:35 AM on March 21, 2006


this is awesome, and makes me want to buy a sketchbook.
posted by shmegegge at 8:20 AM on March 21, 2006


Neato. Thanks.

Cartoonists who have stopped, like Sam Waterson

Do you mean Bill Watterson of "Calvin & Hobbes"?
posted by Gator at 9:02 AM on March 21, 2006


er, ok.
posted by crunchland at 9:11 AM on March 21, 2006


I can't draw for shit, but I'm up for this nonetheless.

I bet you'll be lots better by the end of the year.
posted by Richard Daly at 10:04 AM on March 21, 2006


I am reminded of seventeen syllables, a haiku everyday for a year from the "Father of Ajax" and mefi's own, jjg.
posted by wsg at 10:15 AM on March 21, 2006


Tom Judd's what? (Pet irritation).
posted by raygirvan at 10:24 AM on March 21, 2006


You'll definitely be a lot better. Look at any drawn webcomic for examples. (e.g. cat and girl, PVP, perry bible fellowship)
posted by beerbajay at 10:51 AM on March 21, 2006


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