I have alway wanted to sketch my way through my life...but never took the initiative...
I always see these fabulous sketch journals posted by fabulous artists and I have always wanted to do one. I knew mine would not be fabulous but I decided to begin one and see how I do. I started with pictures I had taken in Japan while on my fabulous adventure with Carrie Roets Waller and Debra Keirce. I sorted the pictures and began sketching in pencil...using a fabulous accordion sketchbook I purchased in Japan. Once the basic sketch was done I used a ink marker to darken the lines. I then decided I would put a watercolor wash on some of the pictures. I wasn't as happy with the watercolor wash as I had imagined so stopped it. I tried my watercolor pencils and they seemed to work better. It is probably because it is not watercolor paper...or maybe just operator error! hahaha!
Anyway...a quick message to Carrie to let me know the names of places I had forgotten and I had my sketch journal!
I may add some more sketches...I have a couple of pages left. But I am semi-pleased with my first attempt.
My plan is to sketch my way through Venice...on my next adventure!