Santiago, Chile: sketch diary, installment 1

Santiago sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

Well, I’ve managed to find the time to scan in the first installment of my Santiago sketch diary – which is, as I speak, all that I’ve actually drawn.

For me, it’s a slightly odd feeling to be combining my day job and my illustration, especially in as personal an environment as a diary. Still, for better or worse, here it is.

As always, click on each image to see it at a readable size.

Santiago sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

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Santiago sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

I’m not actually sure how much sense this page makes (despite having presented it as me explaining it really simply to my mum – which did actually happen while I was in Bath a couple of weeks previously) because I wrote it while still suffering from the effects of the long flight…

If you need more clarification, you can find out more about my workplace, mySociety, on our website, and more about Poplus, the global collaborative coding project, on their website.

I tweeted about landing at the same time as One Direction. My word, I’ve never had so many retweets, replies and favourites. Do I dare tag this post ‘1D’…?

Santiago sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

Work did actually ask me to record the conference in illustrations, and tweet them, which was very sweet. I had lots of other things to do – tweeting an account of what was going on, videoing, taking notes for our company blog, etc, but I did do these one and a half pages (below).

Santiago sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

Watch this space: I will have another installment ready as soon as I can find the time. And, because I am only human, I will probably find the time more quickly if you leave me encouraging comments on this post. :)

Update: installment two is here.

Published by Myfanwy Tristram

I am an illustrator, situated in Brighton on the south coast of England, and with a special interest in comics and graphic memoir. I also work for a non-profit which encourages people to be active in democracy and to exercise rights such as the right to information through FOIA.

4 thoughts on “Santiago, Chile: sketch diary, installment 1

  1. These are brilliant – beautiful, and really captured the atmosphere of the trip. I’ll use the second image to explain to my family what we were doing there too, I think :)

    1. Thanks Mark! As ever, I feel like that picture could do with some copy editing and several more drafts, but I’m glad it has acheived some of its aims anyway.

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