As we round out the year and get ready for the holidays, we wanted to take a quick second to catch up with Australian artist Rod Luff. As you may have noticed, we’ve been following the young artist as he works on finishing a moleskine notebook from cover to cover, Part One (May 2010) here and Part Two (October 2010) here, documenting his growth and progress throughout the project.
Here’s what Rod had to say about his latest pages: “Developing the sketchbook has really been one of the best decisions I’ve made to do this year in terms of art process. I’m only just beginning to integrate it more into my regular process and I feel like I’m scratching the surface of all the different ways to use it. I’ve started to use some of the techniques in my own work that started out as experiments and it’s been really beneficial for that. I think that it’s really changed how I approach learning new things and trying different media. It’s also fun to work on a page to give myself a break from whatever else I’m working on and unwind a bit. Even though I’ve stuffed up a lot of the works by trying silly things I wouldn’t normally do, that’s probably been the best thing about it, and what’s led to the most personal discoveries and enjoyment. Big thanks to Ken and everyone who have been so supportive so far, I can’t wait to keep it going into the new year.“