Art Cards – Week 22 – Travelog

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.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Favorites

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.

10 comments

  • Thanks for sharing, Terri! Your sketchbook is so much fun to look at…. love all the visual memories you captured!

    We have a store here called The Attic, which also sells vintage things… it’s a lot of fun to browse. I wonder if it’s the same people?

    I’m glad you had such a blast in Vegas… I can’t wait to go back myself and take Keith. He’s never been! Now we know a few other things to check out, thanks to you!

  • Your travelog is a perfect documentation of your trip:) Lots of details to remember on a vacation and this solves the loss of those memories:)

  • What a fabulous way to record your holiday memories – it’s so easy for it to become a blur of activity which is hard to time-line. Your travel log is the perfect solution and allows you to capture all of the highlights and things that made it special to you.

    I love/envy your ability to draw real life – you’ve definitely inspired me to keep a journal of any travels I might take and it’s liberating to know all you really need is paper and a pencil.

    Do you plan on sticking photos on the left side page?

  • I love the “Sunshine-12% humidity” on your favorites page! That would feel so good:)
    This is really a fun way to document your trip. A nice companion to your great photos.

  • Hello Terri,

    Your visual reminder of your vacation is wonderful So much more interesting than pages of writing. I love that you people watch, I enjoy that to airports are the best place for that!!! Glad you were able to pick up some more art supplies.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo
    p.s. good luck with your art cards.

  • Love your travel-log, how fun to capture your days with drawings of your favorite places, foods, etc. It will be fun to look back as a reminder in years to come. Wonderful drawings by the way!

  • I love it! What a cool way to keep track of your trip and the places you saw! I really wish I could illustrate…seriously, my talent ends at stick figures 🙂

  • Terri you are after my heart I just ordered a bunch of the new PanPastels from Dick Blick last night and can’t wait to play with them! I have way too many art supplies!

  • LOVE your illustrated travelog. it’s awesome!

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