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05-21-2013, 02:47 PM
Iím coming from a business travel to Laayoune, and obviously I was sketching some. This time sadly I was going to have a training and I went to this place only for few days. I know that I should spend more time near the desert: colors, air and light are wonderful. And I had really no time to sketch more from out. Just a couple of more sketches from pictures I took that are now in my travel diary and I will show probably later.

I used to sketch on one of my cheapo paper recycled hand-made sketch book. I just remind for one that donít know me that itís only around 14 pages of cheap photocopiers paper taken from wastes of my office, binded with old folder covers. Cheap. Recycled. Good. I love it since I stash them every where. Believe it or not I have several of them in all my bagsÖ


So the sketching is in reality covering mainly only my stop in the airplane and in the airport of Casablanca, in Morocco. There I awaited the flight connection with my colleague that was with me, flying to Laayoune for the same training I attended.

First of all some airplane sketching, a classic: the meal (if you have the chance). My airplane was quite good and i started sketching soon. I soon ended because I was very tired and I woke up in the morning something like 4.00 AM.


Then later we arrived in Casablanca. I was really impressed about the modernity and the cleanliness of this airport. Probably most people expect something lower than average airport but this is not the case. Casablanca has a nice airport, full of people, and seating on a coffee bar in the national connections flight I started sketching. My colleague was near me and I was very excited to spend some time sketching. He was instead going on the Ipad.

My micro sketching kit mark II (yeah) and my Travel Leather cover are always with me. Always.

Sketching while traveling to Laayoune

Other sketching snapshots taken while seating. Yeah I was so happy to waste time in this way.


At a certain point I left the watercolors and I stopped to color and wash the lines. I went only going black and white using first my hated/loved Noodlerís Konrad.


Then going with Pigma Micron 0.3 becasue has always reliability over the tiring day I was searching for. I sketched this one, please notice on the background, always without one single line, without almost not leaving the point of the pen from the paper


An I finished the day sketching my shoes. You know, I was having not that much mental and physical strength, but also one of my favorite subjects!


Just to let you know I used Noodlers Black, Noodlers Konrad Flex pen (not so suitable for travels, sometimes leaks while you are in the airplane), Pigma Micron Pen and Winsor & Newton Artistsí Watercolors.

Hope you liked this sketching!


PS: i like my new scanner... now I can post pictures even at night :D

05-21-2013, 07:45 PM
Such beautifully drawn scenes of your trip to Laayoune! Your gestural images are so full of life and your recording of the surroundings really gives a sense of place. So fresh and so alive!

05-22-2013, 03:13 AM
thanks steven!

05-22-2013, 03:25 AM
Wonderful story sketches, scenes you will always remember.

05-22-2013, 12:59 PM
These are great, Mostho.

I don't have much confidence yet sketching in public. You are showing me what wonderful memories I can have of places if I do.

Enjoy your new scanner!

05-22-2013, 02:45 PM
Delightful sketches of your trip.

05-22-2013, 03:03 PM
Lovely lively sket hes

Joan T
05-22-2013, 05:11 PM
I saw these on your blog earlier...great sketches!!!

05-24-2013, 10:42 AM
Thanks all! It's just a passion!