It’s been a busy few weeks and months for myself and my brother, as we have been traveling since September 2017 through Asia (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Tokyo all the way down Eastern Australia), and have finally resided in Sydney for a year!
We are well and truly the other side of the world, it’s an exciting time to say the least! I’m looking forward to showing you more illustration and design work soon, and getting back into the swing of it again. (Crashing back to reality isn’t all bad!)
But I’ve still been active on Instagram (give me a follow and say hey!) and my other social media accounts, and have been documenting my time aboard in the shape of drawings.
Following my previous sketchbook update a few months ago, which showed my traveling sketchbook from September through to November last year (seems like a long time ago now!), this blog post reveals insight into my current sketchbook and some personal work I’ve been producing.
Ever since University, I was taught that your sketchbook is the one place you can experiment, create personal work and basically do whatever you want – sounds good to me!
This has stayed with me ever since, and I truly use my sketchbook everyday. Trying to improve my craft, and always remaining a student. Not only does this help my illustration work, its a ‘diary’ that I can look back on, and remember where I was at that given moment.
If you’re reading this and you’re a creative yourself, you will know how much one’s work changes over time, and this is true for an artists sketchbook too. My method of experimenting, taking notes and mark-making is forever changing, and I use my traveling sketchbook as a way to record and develop this side of my art.
From this update you can see sketches of the beautiful Australian landscapes (which includes many beaches!), the odd portrait or two (a subject that I love), and figurative work (on the train mostly).
I hope you enjoy this traveling sketchbook update from the last few months, which are mainly drawn with colour pencil, black and coloured fibre pen (my most enjoyable mediums).
If you haven’t seen my recent illustration, I have recently revealed a brand new map of Wales for a wedding invitation. I love illustrating maps, and it was such a great project to work on, so do check it out if you get a chance!
Many thanks for listening and visiting my news page today. You can follow what I’m up to on my Twitter, Facebook or Google + pages, I’ll really appreciate it if you do, and don’t be afraid to say hi to me! Many thanks again, and have a great day!