Sorry for the super-long silence on the blog. I was away in New York on a family vacation. Lots of sketches from that trip, but they’ll have to wait because right now I’m packed and headed out to Amsterdam to teach at the Urban Sketchers Symposium. But before that happens, I’m excited to be teaching this Sunday with Marina Grechanik at Zandvoort beach, where we’ll do a full day of people sketching in a workshop aptly titled PeopleMania.
Packing these fun little handouts for the trip, and Marina’s bringing our official handout along too…
This is how my palette looked after my New York trip…
So it was time for a redo. I pulled out a few colors and decided to go with 16 pigments (and two open spots because you never know what I’ll want to add in , and Amsterdam will be an art-supplies Mecca). It’s an all-Daniel Smith palette this time.
People bring such lovely cards to exchange to the symposium, but I never get to printing any (it needs planning, I guess!) So I took some of those postcards I cut up from artwork and added a sticker label to it. I’m taking them along to share at the Symposium.
Time to pack my backpack which holds my sketchkit (and yes, I travel with fountain pens, brushpens, a small water container, a waterbrush and pigments on all flights, it’s never been an issue so far).
Here’s everything that went in: A round brush, @rosemarybrushes dagger brush, white marker, fountain pens (all fude pens), @pentelofamerica brushpen, @holbeinartistmaterials titanium white gouache, @artgrafik.international tin of watersoluble graphite, @blackwing pencil, @danielsmithartistsmaterials watercolors (16 pigments), an assortment of colored pencils , @stillmanandbirn Beta sketchbooks in two sizes, @nalgene container for water. Packed in my suitcase is extra ink, an extra sketchbook, a foldable stool, backup pigments to refill paints, water bottle and a ton of handouts and teaching material for my workshops and demo.
If you’re coming to Amsterdam, come say hi (I’m terrible at matching people I know online up with people in person, but I’d love to meet you!). If we’re not meeting up, I hope we meet sometime soon, at a workshop, at a sketchmeet, or just anywhere!