- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: AdHouse Books; 1st edition (September 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1935233033
- ISBN-13: 978-1935233039
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.1 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,104,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Hallowed Seam (Process Recess, Vol. 3) Hardcover – September 1, 2009
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The Hallowed Seam PR Vol 3 is a canvas bound hardcover book. The cover has a circle cut out to show a humming bird. James Jean is a prolific sketcher and has filled many Moleskine sketchbooks. This book collects some of his sketches as well as some photos, one of which shows a dead humming bird he found on the street. See any link?
There's no fantasy element in his sketches, most are sketches from life, be it on the plane, at the cafe, tattoo parlour or wherever he is. There are also figure drawings in nude sketches. Some of the pieces are briefly coloured, some are just playgrounds for colours.
Many of the pieces are intricate character studies. He has a very unique sketching style, many times he'll draw on top of what he already drew, creating a sort of collage. There would be heads, hands or legs in different angles, but in the same space, as if the person he is drawing has somehow moved and now the new position is drawn on top.
It's always interesting to read what other people write in their sketchbooks, to find out what they are doing at the time when pen meets paper. Unfortunately, his notes here are printed too small to be read at comfort. He probably uses A4 size sketchbooks which are scaled down for this publication. It will be useful to have a magnifying glass around.
If you've always wonder what he sketches, this book will give you a glimpse of that. Maybe you'll find your own inspiration from those fine lines.
He uses a ball point pen for his sketches, specifically a SKB SB-1000 0.5mm. It's a strange ballpoint pen that seems able to vary in tone like a pencil can.Read more ›
Not everyone realizes the importance of the process behind a piece. In this book, James Jean offers the world a chance to look beneath the surface of his finished work and into his very being -sort of like looking under the water to reveal the rest of the iceberg. The sketches presented in Process Recess III are a visual diary of his life and are filled with tiny writings scribed by the himself (some of which you are able to read, e.g. his life-drawings of Sasha Grey). Also, the images shown in this book are photographs taken of the pages of his sketchbooks rather than scans. However, it doesn't make a difference since they're still very vivid.
Alongside his sketches, it also contains a small amount of photos (approx. 20) of scenery that I presume were taken by Jean (not really sure if that's accurate). The quality of the book binding/materials are very good, but have some (but not significant) impurities on the cover, e.g. there are a few bumps near the top of the spine in my copy of the book that can be seen on the front cover (probably due to an offset during the binding process).
Finally, the majority of pages are numbered and follow a hand-written index.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great collection of James Jean's sketches. Also its lot more affordable than his pervious Process Recess books, definitely worth buying.Published on November 17, 2013 by K Ketwaroo
I love James Jean. Great artists. I found this collection of works downright inspired and inspiring. Even if you don't like art, buy one and use it as a coffee table book. Read morePublished on February 22, 2012 by Nomnom
Its clear to see the journal capsule full of sketches that inspire,puzzle, mesmerise and entrance your mind is james imaginary but honest ideas of daily living. so cool!!Published on December 2, 2010 by richw7
Im live in Bogota Colombia,and i can say this book is perfect,James Jean is a great Illustrator,now im a big fan.