During the trip I filled 3 sketchbooks. This is the second book. In the video I have answered a few questions people asked in response to the first video, such as, what glue I use, what is Washi tape etc.
I mentioned yesterday I had filled my first travel journal and was on to the second. I thought I would share a flip through the pages so you could see how I keep a travel journal. I hope you enjoy the journal flip.
Well I am being nagged by a good friend to share more travel sketches. To be honest I am finding it easy to keep the travel journal but hard to fit sketching into the day. In fact I have already filled one book and half way through the second, but it is mainly writing!
The first sketch I would like to share is one I did while on a day visit to Chartres. We went of course to see the cathedral. (Jerry has not yet shared his photos of the day so I am getting in first – pokes tongue at Jerry and chants nyah nyah )
I discovered a little park behind the cathedral and spent a pleasant hour and half using my inktense pencils and Pitt pens to represent what I saw. (Click on the image and you will see a larger version)
This is the page spread.
Next I discovered an art shop on St Germain Boulevard and could not resist buying gesso. I had not packed gesso as I was trying to travel light but I have wanted to create some images that were more impressionistic to describe my mood in Paris. So I indulged in a little pot of gesso and some very cheap stiff brushes to apply it.
This collage is intense pencils, pitt pens, gesso and collaged paper scraps from tourist brochures. The intense pencils responded will to being moistened by the gesso. I liked it and will explore more this accidently discovered technique. (Click on the image and you will see a larger version)
This is the page spread
Next is a small figure I drew in the Louvre. We went back there on Friday as it is a place you can never really see all of! We spent quite a bit of time in the Greek Etruscan and Roman antiquities section. I fell in love with this cycladic figurine which dates from between 2700 BC – 3000 BC. (Click on the image and you will see a larger version)
This is the page spread.
Anyway I hope people have enjoyed these pages. As I say I have filled one book and am half way through the second. If I have time I will make a video of a flip through the pages.
Tones and Tints is my personal take on sketching, and I use it to develop my skills.