I was very unfamiliar with the format, and I have to admit that scanning those pages didn't turn out as easy as with a traditional sketchbook, but I think it was the perfect choice for such a trip. Looking through the sketchbook just gives a nice feeling of continuity to the whole trip.
I inaugurated the sketchbook with an airplane sketch, what else?
These guys were sitting in front of us and just did not stop talking. Quite loudly I should add. After a while it became comical, so I made this sketch. It made the whole experience more enjoyable.
|Carole got quite mad at them at some point, haha|
I loved his small terrasse with the flower pots. Very "south of France".
This drawing was actually made in a few sittings. I could still have worked on it a bit more, but I think it didn't turn out too bad.
|Sun at last!|
|He loves to cut out images and funny quotes from books and magazines|
|Henri likes to feed some of the local stray cats. He says he doesn't, but he does.|
Carole wanted us to sketch the village church. I felt like trying a very different approach from what I'm used to: I drew everything in watercolour first and added the pencil lines later.
It gives the sketch a more spontaneous look, in my opinion. I was a bit ruseh in the end, but I like the result and tried it again at other times.
You can also view it on Flickr