Semester-long sketchbook project

During my freshman year of college, I took a drawing class in which we were assigned to keep a sketchbook. That seems like a pretty normal assignment. The twist to this project was that we had to draw the same object for the entire semester. After doing only about 10 drawings or so, you learn a number of things:

1. You better have chosen a pretty interesting subject, because now you're stuck with it.
2. After awhile, you can practically draw the object with your eyes closed.
3. You have to get creative so you don't have 100 drawings that look the same.
4. You may get very frustrated with the project, but in the long run it's a great experience.

Many times throughout the semester I wanted to give up on the project. I couldn't though, so it only made me think harder about what I had to do to get through it. I started out just drawing the knife as it was, still-life style. After awhile, that not only got boring, but it also got harder and harder to come up with different angles to draw it from. When I realized that, I started to add different objects to liven things up, and I started to draw in numerous different styles.
By the end of the semester I had somewhere around 80 drawings, so the 19 featured here are only a sample of what was done.

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