Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Travel Sketches

Finally home after two weeks of travel! I took a new Moleskine watercolor journal with me to Guadeloupe and Florida, and am happy to report that it got quite a bit of use. It's neat to see the style and quality of the drawings morph and improve, even after just a few weeks of experimenting with different tools and techniques.

Here are a few pages for you to peruse. I hope they inspire you to keep a travel journal or sketchbook of your own!



The first few days I stuck to pencil and light watercolors.



Eventually I started to incorporate my new favorite pens.



Played around with pasting in little pieces of ephemera - a bottle label, a ticket stub, etc.


The bright colors on the right page below are from an alcohol ink class I took at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum in Florida.


The last few pages from the trip are my favorite. I got a little better at designing a layout, and was able to get that fun, loose sketch look from the pens.  




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