Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Travel Journal: London

{Ink and Watercolor, 2010}
If you read my blog regularly, you know that I was traveling in England and Ireland between May 15-31. I brought a sketchbook with me, but between constantly driving from place to place and having a pretty full list of places to see, I was not able to sketch from life. Fortunately, I took about 2,000 pictures and had my eyes open to the flavor of what was around me. My mom (who was my travel partner) picked out a lot of unique places to go. Over the next few weeks, I will be doing sketches from my favorite places and possibly adding some found object elements like maps, ticket stubs, etc.

London was our first stop (we flew into Heathrow airport). I ADORE London. At first I wasn't sure I would like it, but by our third day I was definitely sad to leave. The sketches on this page were done with a micron pen and no This is my first entry in my Travel Journal. pre-sketched concept so that I could still keep a certain spontaneity to the drawings. I finished the page with some watercolor.


Lisa M Griffin said...

What fun! I love this composition. It is like sneaking a peak into your artist mind, and getting to enjoy the highlights of your trip. Thanks for sharing.

jennydraws said...

This is lovely. I also like the composition.

Claudia said...

Very nice journal illustrations. London is fab and you caught it well in one page. I noticed the Cath Kidson bag- LOVE her textiles- bought a bunch of tea towels for some writer friends and now I wish I had snagged some for myself.

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