Instead of making art cards this week (which I haven’t finished yet anyway), I want to share with you my travelog from our trip to Las Vegas. This was my first time keeping a travelog, which was quite fun.
I pencil sketched a page for each day with fun little illustrations to represent a moment. Then I came back and drew ink outlines around everything. My last step was to fill in the images with colored pencils, very mobile to carry when traveling.
I brought along a new zippered pouch to carry my art supplies, which included a mechanical pencil, a pad of paper for taking notes throughout the day, a set of tiny colored pencils, and my favorite set of Prismacolor fine line markers.
I ended up purchasing a few more supplies mainly because I was so excited to find a local Blick’s Art Supply store. I bought the 6-inch square Canson sketchbook pictured above, a set of Blicks colored pencils (they were less expensive than the set I really wanted), a colorless blender which works great to blend those colored pencils, a pencil sharpener, a stick eraser, and a kneaded eraser which I had forgotten at home.
Definitely fun to keep a travelog! It was also a cool experiment to discover the minimal amount of art supplies I could get by with when traveling. I am excited to preserve this sketchbook for recording future travel adventures.