Travel thumbnails

notes - studies

2018 Sydney | Tasmania

Away from my studio -- I tend not to get in the right head space for watercolour sketches.
However I can manage to paint a few panels using water-soluble graphite if I'm not out and about.

I thought this time I'd bring the lightest and most easily packed art materials.

Moleskine volant extra small notebook and coloured pencils

Buried underneath the pencils is the tiniest sketchbook I have (6.5 x 10.5 cm). Thinner than my wallet.

travel thumbnail sketch with coloured pencils

With a sketchbook this size, I had to practice thumbnail sketching -- the way thumbnails are meant to be executed -- not overly detailed or comprehensive, which I have a habit of doing!

travel thumbnail sketch with coloured pencils

This constrain loosened up my drawings.
Perfect, I was out and about a lot.

travel thumbnail sketch with coloured pencils

This exercise also taught me to stick to two to three colours -- allowing a fourth colour just as an accent.

This aids in keeping my drawings simple.
Although I struggled to keep things minimal on some panels.

travel thumbnail sketch
travel thumbnail sketch
travel thumbnail sketch
travel thumbnail sketch
travel thumbnail sketch
travel thumbnail sketch
travel thumbnail sketch
travel thumbnail sketch
travel thumbnail sketch
travel thumbnail sketch
travel thumbnail sketch
travel thumbnail sketch

There are more pages I'll save it for my darling kittens.

Materials used:
Coloured pencils
Moleskine volant extra small notebook - 6.5 x 10.5 cm