Art Journal Every Day: In My Travel Sketchbook
March 31, 2017
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Hey guys! Today I'm sharing a peek into my travel sketchbook. I've got one quick sketch I worked on in the airplane and two from sitting in lectures at PAX East.
For me, the key to successful sketching "out in the wild" is (1) a teeny tiny moleskine (it's easy to hold in your hand, has great paper, and stays open when you're working, and (2) letting go of "reality" after the initial sketching is completed -- in other words, once I've sketched what I see, I add colors and shadows and background and everything else simply according to my fancy. I'm not a court reporter after all. :)
Take a peek:
This is a landscape journal, but every now and then I like to turn it sideways to create a long stacked image.
This is a super teeny notebook. I think you can tell by the size of my finger that this photo is larger than the original drawing.
For this spread, we're back to the usual landscape orientation:
A guy who was sitting behind me at the lecture above saw my sketch and wanted to commission me to create some art for him. He offered me $5. I was both flattered and insulted -- both of which I feel are appropriate emotions under the circumstances.
Thanks for stopping by!