Sunday, January 10, 2016

holiday sketches

Back from a short holiday and fighting a nasty cold after the flight.  To get my mind off feeling so blah I have scanned a couple of pages from my travel sketchbook.  These days I tend to sketch while on holidays rather than taking photos.  I used the "perfect sketchbook" (9x14cm), watercolour pencils and Daniel Smith watercolour paints.  

 Dragon fruit needs to be painted for its vibrant colours and have just learnt that it comes from a cactus.

A quick sketch of some of the great  street foods in Hanoi along with their obsession with strong black coffee served with tea.

Love the contrast of huge modern cities alongside traditional fishing boats on the Han river in Da Nang.  

19 comments:

  1. Such a lovely light touch with the colours
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  2. Lovely travel sketches, Sandra! How are you finding The Perfect Sketchbook. I was one of the backers too but haven't used mine yet.

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  3. Wow I love your sketches and what a lovely place to go on holiday. I haven't heard of The Perfect Sketchbook before - is it good?

    Happy SS x

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  4. Beautiful one of a kind travel sketches! Travel really expands your knowledge and perspective! Feel better soon!

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  5. fun that you sketch while traveling. I like to do that as well. i also have the Perfect Sketchbook and have enjoyed it. Charming drawings. I hope you feel better soon.

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  6. I love the contrast in your last drawing as well and how peaceful it looks. Great illustrations!

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  7. Hope you are soon feeling better, Sandra. It's miserable to get back off hols and then start with the lurgy. Love your paintings, they are a great way of recording the sights and tastes. Love the colour on the dragon fruit. Glad you had a good time.
    Hugs Lisa xx

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  8. Oh I love these, but the softness of the watercolor in the last one just melts my heart. I want to be there. All your travel sketches are marvelous.

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  9. those are really nice :) great colours and nice look to the bottom one with the new and old look to it :) hope the cold goes away

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  10. Wonderful sketches indeed, and do hope for speedy recovery. Greetings!

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  11. I love your travel pages! Get well soon!

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  12. Love your travel page sketches. I love to take my sketch pad and pencils with me too.... especially on the long plane rides!! Great sketches!!
    Happy New Year to you!!

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  13. These are beautiful -- great detailing!

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  14. What wonderful travel art! I especially like the last one, such great atmosphere. I hope you feel better soon.

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  15. These are fabulous sketches. I love them. Love the bright colored dragon fruit. Thank you for joining us! :)

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  16. Wonderful work - I just love that landscape (should it be seascape?)
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  17. Wonderful work - I just love that landscape (should it be seascape?)
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  18. Ha! You've found the perfect sketchbook! Fabulous! Your holiday paintings are gorgeous. And food paintings, wow. But you'll have to paint fast to do our next lunch meal :)
    No woyww this week, but I might post something later though. Sorry about your cold, yuk, the perils of international travel. But hope you had a lovely holiday.

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