We’ve just returned from a family holiday in Bath, Somerset. One of the things I enjoy most about going on holiday is having the luxury of time to draw – I kept a sketch diary while I was there.
Click each page to see it at a readable size.
Day 1: The journey
Key learning: light grey, light pink and light blue are not the *best* colours for text that you later want to scan in. This makes particular sense when you remember that illustrators often use blue pencil to sketch under their illustrations because it can be so easily removed afterwards…
Day 1: Arrival, plus bonus page of holiday purchases under £5.00
Day 1: shops; Day 2: Hedgemead Park
Day 2: Walk and an afternoon with my bro; Day 3:Roman Baths
Day 4: Fashion museum, Japanese food, the Makery; Day 5: Postal museum
Day 5: Postal museum, lunch at St Swithin’s Church, park; Day 6: book shopping
Day 6: The American Museum in Bath, Kaffe Fassett
Day 6: the American Museum; Day 7: swimming and adventure golf
Looking back over the week, my primary thought is that while it was a lot of fun, and relaxing, it was a very tame holiday: well, I guess that’s what you get for going, with a family, to genteel Bath.
The only real wildness came in the form of all the yarn-bombing and colour explosions at the American Museum, and to be honest even that is the sort of anarchy that one’s grandparents might find thrilling.
I am off to Santiago in Chile for work next week, though, and I still have half a sketchbook left – so, if I have time to draw, it may end up being a diary of two very different parts.