I’ve been doing this for about three years now. Three years seems like nothing. Like they say, it is never work when you enjoy what you do.
And it never feels like work to throw together pages for Transparent Drawing. I thought this up. But then I’ve thought many things up over the years. We all do. What continues to amaze me is my stick to it ness. For decades I did not think that I had it in me.
A couple of faithful followers to Transparent Drawing have thought that this should become a book. And I have made stabs at a layout and format. But the stabs have been just that, short actions which don’t get followed up on mainly because I need to write the next page and plus we have a mountain of work in the office.
Still, romantic that I am, a book seems to be a rather staid outcome. After all, I continue to find what I consider new ways to think about drawing and transparency. Part of the fun of this is to find and discover new relationships regarding transparent drawing. Maybe it is my own personal psychosis, but I see Transparent Drawing in most everything.
But, sure, a book could be put together in some form. And that might be very nice.
Or am convinced that I could put an entire design curriculum around Transparent Drawing. I honestly think that there is enough here to at least structure an educational segment around drawing and transparency. If not an entire design education.
Yet what I fantasize about the most is people being inspired, or educated, or having their minds opened, or however you want to say it. I fantasize about someone picking up a pencil and making a transparent drawing for the first time. And then when they do that, they see the world in a slightly new way. I fantasize that when they make their first transparent drawing, the spoon fed representationalism that they have known all their life will suddenly be less real.
So I guess I come back to TD being open source, which I have said before. Me, with my limited graphic and artistic abilities, can do this. I would simply love to understand what those with true talent could do with the concept of Transparent Drawing.