500 | A Collection of Sketches by Spencer Nugent | January 4, 2013

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A long time ago, when I was still learning how to sketch and visualize design concepts, my professor at the time, Paul Skaggs, issued a challenge. He challenged the class of design students to complete 500 sketch pages in one month. 500 blank pages to be filled in 30 days seemed like an immense task at the time, and it was. I started that experiment, only to fail a short time into it. Turns out that sketching 16 plus letter-sized pages each day takes about 3 hours to complete .

So, this summer, feeling somewhat motivated to get something substantial, something meaningful, something challenging accomplished, I bought a ream of letter-sized printer paper, some pens, and started sketching.

Thinking of the ways I could share 500 pages of this experience, I thought an electronic format would be the best experience and means of delivery. So here’s my compilation of those 31 days of sketching. I’ve included everything, even the bad pages. Why? It’s about the journey, the process, and the discovery.