View Full Version : Sketches during a recent trip to Spain

chammi kaiser
07-21-2015, 04:51 AM



Pen and wash in my Journal

07-21-2015, 05:36 AM
Lovely sketches Chammi.


07-21-2015, 06:26 AM
Are they plein air sketches?

chammi kaiser
07-21-2015, 08:47 AM
Thanks Doug. Glad you like them.

Friesen. Thank you for the nice comment. They were all done plein air. All my holiday sketches are done in situ.
They are not perfect because I like the slightly loose look of pen work without doing a pencil sketch first.

07-21-2015, 03:44 PM
Beautiful sketches to capture a trip.

07-21-2015, 07:33 PM
Talk about lively, great sketches. Isn't it better to have sketches as a memento from a trip rather than a bunch of bland photos?

chammi kaiser
07-22-2015, 02:18 AM
Thanks Debby.

David, you can say that again. I can never remember half the places where I have taken photos but never forget anywhere I have sketched. There is a sense of intimacy with the subject and I see sooo much more.

07-22-2015, 03:42 AM
Totally agree, the smells and weather all come back clearly too

Nice sketches :)

07-22-2015, 07:10 AM
lovely sketches and the colors are awesome :)

chammi kaiser
07-22-2015, 07:50 AM
Thanks Vivien and Tamiea. Very encouraging.

07-22-2015, 08:33 PM
very nice. I especially like the middle one

07-24-2015, 12:52 AM
Very interesting; the first picture (of a cactus) reminds me of a pineapple. So many new sights when travelling out of the country. It's nice to do the art so that it really impresses what is there rather than just taking a photo. So easy to take the surroundings for granted. I think I'm sold on the concept! I'll have to purchase a journal!

chammi kaiser
07-24-2015, 03:14 AM
Go ahead Jon. You will really get hooked on the journal. You are right about taking surroundings for granted. You just can't do that when you decide to sketch. There is so much around and it actually takes discipline and careful decision to choose just a few special things that attract one's eye.

07-25-2015, 04:41 PM
Love those rocks! And the church tower top :)

chammi kaiser
07-26-2015, 05:28 AM
Thanks EP. I really enjoy drawing rocks. They has such great shapes and textures.

Vivien Maloney
08-08-2015, 04:34 PM
Looking great Chammi!

Joan T
08-16-2015, 12:30 PM
Chammi, these are great!!! I find that when I sketch someplace I'm visiting the memories are much stronger than any photo. Thanks for sharing your trip.

08-16-2015, 11:33 PM
Gorgeous travel sketches! Love the rocks and cactus, buildings and flowers good too but the rocks and cactus really grabbed me.