Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lisbon folding sketch book

I spent 3 days in Lisbon before the Internationl Sketchers Symposium, sightseeing, sketching and eating the most delicious food. I happened to take a folding sketch book with me and decided that I needed to complete it before the Symposium started. It was a very different process for me but found I enjoyed the challenge.

A fellow sketcher took this photo of me with my crazy fold out sketch book during one of our workshops. I did not have time to put color into it until I got home. I have been so busy with work that it has only been worked on sporadically. Tonight it was finished and then I had the arduos task of figuring out how to post it...

It is not exactly the way I would like it. Funny crops etc. but for now it is okay. I really need to research this process a bit more...when I can find the time...

94 comments:

winna said...

Truly outstanding!!! Great sketching, color and flow....

MaryO said...

Totally delightful! I almost always enjoy other people's travel photos, but how much more fascinating to see it done in watercolor! And your slide show is very successful.

A Brush with Color said...

I love this, Jennifer--really great!

Margaret Ann said...

A fabulous book with lots of special memories tucked into all the right places...:) Your work contimes to impress...:) Ahhhh!

Liz Steel said...

oh!!! It is incredible!!! I love it great with colour. BB is very excited to be in there.Was wonderful to met and sketch with you.

EMME said...

It's fabulous! I aspire to be you. :-)

Caatje said...

Just wonderful and what a great way to keep the memories of your trip alive!

jgr said...

This is awesome!! I just love your sketches! It looks like you're having a great trip.

nanke's stuff said...

Your fold-out sketchbook is just terrific! I was fascinated at how you managed to connect all the pages so they flowed beautifully, even tho the had different subjects in them. Well done, indeed! nancy

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

What a fabulous idea... you are an inspiration to people all over the world you know that don't you?

Cathy Holtom said...

What a great way to sketch a holiday, amazing work!

Clare said...

Oh My, Oh My, Your sketch book is deliciously wonderful. I love the colours you used in it too.

whatidoisme said...

The perfect travel journal, crammed with great memories for you.
Sue

donnamcm said...

It looks really good Jen and you looked great in the photo.

Sharon said...

I love it all. Makes me feel like I was there too. Beautifully done!

Irene Brady said...

That's a really dynamic presentation, Jennifer ~ beautifully drawn (of course!), cohesive, colorful, and the flowing format gives me the impression that I am actually walking through the scenes. While you can probably see flaws in the construction, it looks really professional to me.

Evelyn said...

Fabulous pieces.

marancat said...

Wow! This is absolutely wonderful!

ArtbyBernadette said...

Wow, your talent leaves me speechless! Not only a fantastic job of creating, but I really like the 'slide' presentation.
Was this a folding moleskine? I have one, haven't use it, the paper seems too thin for watercolor.
Thanks so much for sharing!

sayrahc05 said...

Jennifer, this is impressive! You've inspired me. Thanks so much for posting this. Did you make the foldout? I'd love to know what size, what paper, etc.

James Richards said...

I'm thrilled to have found your blog! Amazing work, Jennifer. Your sketches sing...it doesn't get much better than that.

INMA SERRANO said...

Esto es divino!!! It was a pleasure meeting you there Jennifer... You´re so funny and fashionable! Love your work and your style. Thanks for the comment un USK. You have a friend in Seville!

Barbara Weeks said...

Spectacular!!!

buglady said...

Love your sketches. Thanks for sharing!
Aloha, Kate

Ea Ejersbo said...

Hi Jennifer, nice meeting you briefly in Lisbon. I just came across your blog and thought I'd leave you a comment. The accordion book looks great! It is a bit tricky chaining a series of scenes together in these - I also have to work on finding the right way when it isn't an actual panorama. The slideshow is a great way to present it though.

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