An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers

An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers

Danny Gregory

Language: English

Pages: 272

ISBN: 144032025X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Travel + Sketching = Inspiration

When we travel, we don't want to follow the same itinerary as everyone who's come before us. We want to feel like explorers, adventurers in undiscovered territory. And that's exactly what sketching can bring to the travel experience.

An Illustrated Journey captures the world through the eyes of 40 talented artists, illustrators and designers. You'll experience the wonder of seeing familiar sights through a fresh lens but, more important, you'll be inspired to set pen to paper and capture your own vistas.

The really wonderful thing about a sketchbook is that it can be totally private. You don't have to have an ounce of talent to enjoy learning how to really see what's in front of you. But lucky for us, the sketchbooks captured here are lovely, creative, intimate windows into each artist's mind.

So, whether you're just returning to the art of drawing, abandoned by most of us after childhood, or you're looking for inspiration to take your illustration work in a new direction, An Illustrated Journey will take you on a wonderful trip of the imagination. All you need to pack are a pencil and a piece of paper.

Draw 50 Birds: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Chickadees, Peacocks, Toucans, Mallards, and Many More of Our Feathered Friends

Penning Characters (More How To Draw Manga, Volume 2)

Keys to Drawing

Creating Radiant Flowers in Colored Pencil: 64 step-by-step demos, 54 kinds of flowers

Perspective Sketching

The Book of GIMP: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything



















and I go out deliberately making myself aware of things I want to sketch. These two sides to the same coin feed each other and enrich the experience. Some things I have to draw, because I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t have it down on paper. Some I want to record because I love them. Some I know I am preserving, in my way, because they are crumbling or due for demolition. Paying attention to the details of plants, flowers, seashells, fossils and wildlife teaches me a lot, too, especially when I

paper towels, napkins, whatever! Just draw. I love the feel of paper, of having a book in my hands. I love having the books fill my bookcase at home, the shelves filling up, one by one, with my life and times. In the winter, when travel is more difficult, I love to leaf through them and take that trip all over again. Andrea Joseph Andrea Joseph is originally from Wales and now lives in the North of England. She started drawing about six years ago after finding the Everyday Matters

should). I should loosen up; I should let go more. But I didn’t listen. I didn’t need to because I knew when the time was right for me I’d do it. You know, it was an organic thing (again very clichéd). It’s probably the only advice I would ever give anyone who was discovering his or her creativity: Don’t take any advice from anyone! Do everything in your own time. Now I go on sketch crawls, draw in public and attend life-drawing sessions. All those things I never thought I’d do. And I get so

by multiple guided tours, all of which shuffled in and out of the area within just a few minutes. I could really feel the scene being permanently etched into my memory, as I etched the scene into my journal. When I travel, I love to actively get lost and find myself out of the currents of tourism. It is in these backwaters that I truly feel like I’m being adventurous. I draw what I find interesting and want to spend time studying. I recently took a break on my Pacific Crest Trail hike to spend a

I do to feel happier in everyday life. I don’t see sketching as a diary to record my life for a later viewing or contemplation in private. My sketches are just drawings of the world the way I see it. I think every single sketch tells a lot about itself, about its creator, about the sketcher’s mood and feelings. Looking back on my own past works, I see reflections of my moods of joys and excitement and even familiar things seem to take on a new meaning. People dressed differently, buildings

Download sample