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3 Times not to travel-sketch


Yes! I always have something with me so I can sketch, always. Yes! Sketching always beats taking selfies. Yes! Sketching makes travel exponentially more rewarding and memorable.┬áTravel-sketching is all about capturing the moment, slowing down enough to actually look and … Continue reading

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Nice work at Yes! You can travelsketch!


Saturday six travelsketchers joined me for a workshop at the Red Cup in Mukilteo. The wind and the temperature made it unrealistic to be outside so Kris at Nature Together generously opened their space for us to use. This one … Continue reading

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Graphite and pencils revisited


Ink, specifically a fountain pen, is my go-to sketching implement. My first sketches were with Rapidograph and Micron pens, no watercolor and rarely any pencil. Over the years the Rapidograph was retired as being too difficult to keep clean and … Continue reading

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Travel sketches vs urban sketches, and what about plein air?


The teapot in Bath, and a street in Kyoto are both travel sketches yet they do not qualify as urban sketches. The teapot was done on location yet it does not qualify for an urban sketch due to the content. … Continue reading

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Testing a new tripod


Most of the time my lap has supported my sketchpad and paints. I like to travel light so that works well. Yet after seeing so many urban and travel sketchers use a tripod for sketching I had to give it … Continue reading

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Painting a tree in Loch Ness


Here is the process I used painting a 2″x2″ canvas using acrylics and a pallet knife.

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The Royal Crescent, Bath, England


Travelsketching while on the trip forces you to slow down and savor a time and place, flipping through sketchbook journals after the trip rekindles the feeling of a place better than just photos. TheTravelsketcher has discovered that doing a sketch … Continue reading

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