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10-12-2015, 09:53 AM
Came across this article from National Geographic on Travel Sketching. At the bottom of the article there is another link to a second article on the same subject as well.


Here is the second link, a Travel Sketching Manifesto!


10-12-2015, 10:16 AM
thanks for posting these links! cool!

10-12-2015, 11:06 AM
Two excellent articles Linda which encompass the wonderful experience of plein air sketching. Thanks for the links.

When sketching you not only spend time observing the scene before you but you take in the sounds, the smells and it is fun to talk to the locals. I do a sketch then take a photograph. I look back at my sketches and remember everything about the occasion and the people I met.

I even sketch when travelling on a bus as I did on my recent trip to New Zealand. (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1374651)


10-12-2015, 12:54 PM
Doug you said it so well! The sights, sounds, and smells that a camera can't really capture! LOVE your journal!

10-13-2015, 08:48 PM
Great articles, thanks for the links! I always love reading about someone else's kit and seeing their travel sketches. All my life I wanted to do them too. Now that I can sketch well enough, I don't get out much... but in about a year will be doing a road trip again so I'll have a go at last!

Doug, excellent travel sketches! Thanks for linking to your thread. I may do better on next year's trip because of those tips, like colouring later and penciling first. I've sometimes sketched on a moving Paratransit van, it just takes watching for the stops and timing anything that needs finesse for stops.

10-15-2015, 10:15 AM
Hi Linda
Thanks very much for sharing the links. I will have to download them as they are so interesting and capture the essence of losing air. I still have to muster the courage and confidence, but am getting there.

Joan T
12-05-2015, 06:09 PM
Thanks for the links, Linda. Like this artist I find when I sketch I am more connected with the scene and the people wherever I am. It is a way to meet the local people and show how much you enjoy their town/city.