Sketching on the Go
It’s tough to keep up a sketchbook when traveling by bicycle! But here’s the result of my recent 400 mile, 8-day cycling trip along the Erie Canal in New York State. (You can click on the image to enlarge it a bit.) Because I needed to cover 50 to 60 miles a day, I found it impossible to sketch until the riding was done. No matter how tired, I made a point of extending the schematic map eastward each evening, filling in some of the day’s adventures in words or pictures.
Packing light was essential! I brought a black Micron 02 pen, a small watercolor kit, water brush, and 5”x8” Moleskin watercolor sketchbook packed in a ziplock bag. The birds and bicycles page (below)– a record of all the birds I’ve seen while cycling– was completed back at home.
Nice, Jean! A great record of your journey. And I am so impressed with your stamina, especially after a long day of riding! (But what’s that about someone hitting a pug on Day 1???)
Thanks! Glad you like the post! About that pug…four dogs ran across the trail as cyclists were coming through. One collided with a cyclist, but neither were hurt.
I found it size large…LOVE it..your other art work is also lovely!!
Thanks…glad you got the larger size. It’s still a little hard to read, but you get the idea.
As always, I love your work, but I’m especially impressed at what you did on the road while biking so far! Love the birds so much!