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While here in Maine I've been keeping a sort of visual travel art journal. That's a rather complicated way of saying I've been mixing little sketches with some rambling commentary.
Here's what I packed:
- Aqua Tote (which I'm sorry to say has sprung a leak and is not worth the money)
- Koi Watercolor Set with Waterbrush by Sakura
- Watercolor Crayons
- Tiny Watercolor Moleskine
- Pitt Pens
- Extra Paintbrushes
- White Sharpie
- Mechanical Pencil
- White Eraser
- Alphabet Stamps
- Black Stamp Pad
I haven't used everything I brought me and that's fine. But it's there if I want it.
And here's what I did:
I particularly like this style of art journaling because it allows me to work in stages. I've been using a pencil to sketch in the drawing in the moment. Later I go back with a pen and clean up the lines and erase all the pencil away. Then later I can paint. And then even later I can go back in and journal. As I said, I'm finding that working in stages is very appealing to me these days.
And another benefit: I have never thought of myself as a person who can draw. And yet, I see that these little chicken scratchy drawings still communicate the idea of what I was looking at. And isn't that the point of a drawing? To capture a little bit of what you're seeing? So I'm pleased with how these pages have turned out.
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