A couple of months ago, i ran a Kickstarter campaign for ‘The Trust Sketchbook’, intended as a short, guided, reflection on ‘what trust means to me’, to be used by individuals, and within teams. I have shared a few early sketches, as i tried to draw it digitally, then experimented with drawing it by hand. I’ve now decided on a hand drawn approach, and written a document with all the text in. With this structure in place, it’s time to knuckle down and draw the Sketchbook. With that in mind, i’ve given myself a quiet two days here in San Jose, and am trying to draw the whole thing. Today, i’m sharing the first few two page spreads.
Overall, there will likely be 28 pages, although that may change. And i should stress that, whilst i intend these to be the final illustrations, they may well change too! I haven’t bought my paints on this trip, so can’t do any colouring yet, but these will give a sense of it.
The whole book will be arranged around the ‘12 aspects of trust’ that i’ve shared previously. It will likely be a spiral bound book, although i may just do that for the people who backed the project and go with a ‘print on demand’ version for general release.
There are two contexts for this work: it can be used by individuals, or co-created with a group, in a room together. I may even do large scale vinyl printouts to put around the wall for this. The whole thing is a bit of an experiment.
One the one hand, it makes me rather nervous, as my artistic talent isn’t really quite up to doing everything i need for a sketchbook, and my handwriting isn’t great either… but having called it a Sketchbook, i really want to try to do the whole thing with no ‘fonts’ at all.
If i do manage to complete it this week, it will have to wait till i’m home to colour it, but i should be able to get it out in September.
In the meantime, if you haven’t yet taken part in the full ‘Landscape of Trust’ research, please do head over here and take part in the scientific study!