Love to lurk in this forum, as I do believe that sketchbooks and such are an art form in and of themselves.
I started a new watercolor Moleskine this past month and so far it's all been plein air...don't know if it will stay with that theme throughout, but I have really been loving this pocket size for on-site sketching--I'm not *really* much of a watercolorist, but I've discovered that I enjoy it more at small sizes.
I started this book while home on vacation...home being Idaho. I always take art supplies on visits back home, and traditionally never use them, of course. But this time I was pretty determined to use my adorable little W&N watercolor kit, and lo and behold, I actually did. And I am so happy that I did because the colors were just so gorgeous...they had a lot more rain this spring/early summer than usual, so everything was a lot greener than usual. ("Greener" meaning something quite different than what it means in most other places, as much of Idaho is actually high desert.
I am from eastern Idaho, and this was done just outside of town. Watercolor and Micron pen.
I wanted to play more with the colors of the sagebrush, so I also did this one...watercolor with a Micron brush pen, which gave it a bit of an oriental feel, I guess.
And a couple of sketches from a zoo visit...to my shock and delight, they had a zebra colt! (It's very ironic, though maybe not interesting to anyone but me
...this is the same zoo where I saw my first baby zebra, and a while later just about lost all the photos from him and worried oh no maybe I'll never see a baby zebra again...but they've had a lot of zebra babies at the zoo I visit here! Anyway, ironic they have one back home this year again.
This is the non-mama mare. Watercolor pencil with watercolor on top.
And the colt, again watercolor pencil and watercolor...somehow got his neck too long and the colors are a bit muddied, but I was so happy to get the time and opportunity to sketch.
One last sketch from back home, a local reservoir on a cloudy day (actually there ended up being some thunderstorms), watercolor and Micron pen.
And plein air from here in south eastern Germany. These are all at the same lake, this first from the other day when I got a bit drenched in the intermittent drizzle that does not seem to want to leave us alone (no desert here, that is for sure!), watercolor and Micron pen. Oh, that is a little paddle boat near the shore.
And two from today when we finally caught a bit of break in the weather...both watercolor pencil and Micron pen.
I hadn't really intended to include the kiteboarder in that last one, but my three-year-old suggested it was a good idea, and of course toddlers are always right, so I put him in.
Now we'll have to see what the other pages in my book bring.