Sketchbooks in the World? - PassPorter - A Community of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel Forums
PassPorter.com
Award-winning travel guidebooks

   guidebooks   |   news   |   podcasts   |   boards   |   blog   |   worksheets   |   photos   |   articles   |   updates   |   register   |   follow us on


Go Back   PassPorter - A Community of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel Forums > PassPorter's Walt Disney World Resort (Florida) > Planning Your Adventure: Your Plans for Walt Disney World > Disney for Adults
Register


Welcome! We're happy you've found the PassPorter Community -- the friendliest place to plan your vacation to Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, and the world in general! You are now viewing the PassPorter Message Board Community as a guest, which gives you limited access. As our guest, feel free to browse our messages by selecting the forum you want to visit from the list below.

To post messages and ask questions, join our FREE community today and you'll get access to tools and resources not available to guests, such as our vacation countown timers, "living" avatars, private messaging system, database searches, downloads, and a special PassPorter discount code. Registration is fast, simple, and completely free. Just click the Join Our Community link.

If you think you've already joined, log in below now. If you don't remember your member name or password, please visit our Member Name and Password Recovery page. You are also welcome to contact us.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-24-2018, 04:52 PM   #1
Coreada
Community Rank: Traveler
 
Coreada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Collinsville, IL
Concierge Level: 7
Posts: 296

Post Thanks / Like
Question Sketchbooks in the World?

I hope this is the right forum for a question like this.

Has anyone here ever taken a sketchbook to the parks? I'm a really beginner (really, really beginner) watercolorist and I want to take my little travel kit with me on our upcoming trip. I'm not good, but I want to do it anyway. I'd love to hear from others who've done this. What are your favorite places/subjects to sketch or paint? Do you have any tips? I'm nervous about it, but I think it will be a great way to make myself slow down and take it easy without feeling like I'm wasting my precious park time, and also to make a unique record of my memories of the trip. Even if they are amateurish. Gotta start somewhere, right?

Thank you!
__________________
Best Disney moment: Stitch proposed to me, recognized me years later, and tried to end a Meet & Greet by waving bye to the line & leading me away!
My Previous TripsWDW - 1972 as a toddler; 1974; 1987; 1994; 1996; 2000; 2003; 2005; 2008; 2009; 2013; and 2018!
Coreada is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2018, 06:18 PM   #2
dancingpenny
Community Rank: Wayfarer
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 156

Post Thanks / Like
I have done this in the parks and in my travels around the world. Until recently I didn't have a camera and my sketches were the visual reminders of my trips. I do pencil or charcoal sketches, though, not color. Sketching makes you look more closely at things and makes you stop to appreciate a moment or a scene.
dancingpenny is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2018, 06:51 PM   #3
Coreada
Community Rank: Traveler
 
Coreada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Collinsville, IL
Concierge Level: 7
Posts: 296

Post Thanks / Like
Quote:
Originally Posted by dancingpenny View Post
I have done this in the parks and in my travels around the world. Until recently I didn't have a camera and my sketches were the visual reminders of my trips. I do pencil or charcoal sketches, though, not color. Sketching makes you look more closely at things and makes you stop to appreciate a moment or a scene.

That's what I'm hoping. I tend to overdo (I don't hold up well to physical activity) and I think this will be a good way to MAKE myself take time out of the day. And it's a new way to see the parks!
__________________
Best Disney moment: Stitch proposed to me, recognized me years later, and tried to end a Meet & Greet by waving bye to the line & leading me away!
My Previous TripsWDW - 1972 as a toddler; 1974; 1987; 1994; 1996; 2000; 2003; 2005; 2008; 2009; 2013; and 2018!
Coreada is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2018, 12:48 PM   #4
MsLydia
Community Rank: Traveler
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Concierge Level: 1
Posts: 418

Post Thanks / Like
That is a great idea. I have not painted at WDW but think I will have to next trip.
__________________
Ms Lydia
My Countdown Counting down to: Pop Century
My PassPorter Bookshelf
My Previous TripsWDW April 2009, WDW December 2011, WDW April 2013, WDW April 2015
MsLydia is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2018, 02:22 PM   #5
Coreada
Community Rank: Traveler
 
Coreada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Collinsville, IL
Concierge Level: 7
Posts: 296

Post Thanks / Like
MsLydia, I hope you get some gorgeous paintings out of it!
__________________
Best Disney moment: Stitch proposed to me, recognized me years later, and tried to end a Meet & Greet by waving bye to the line & leading me away!
My Previous TripsWDW - 1972 as a toddler; 1974; 1987; 1994; 1996; 2000; 2003; 2005; 2008; 2009; 2013; and 2018!
Coreada is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2018, 07:21 PM   #6
KimmyAnn1147
Community Rank: Globetrotter
 
KimmyAnn1147's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Oregon
Posts: 3,986

Post Thanks / Like
Girl after my own heart! I have thought of doing this so many times, but have yet to put pencil to paper


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Themed environment junkie

My Countdown Counting down to: Challengers Meet at WDW
54 days, 13 hours, 6 minutes
My Previous TripsDisneyland 1985 (age 8); Disneyland 1991 (age 13); Disneyland 1998 x 3; WDW 1999; Disneyland Paris 2007; Disneyland 2013; WDW 2014; Disneyland 2015; DL Hong Kong 2016; DL Shanghai 2016 (!), Disneyland 2016
KimmyAnn1147 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2018, 11:48 AM   #7
Coreada
Community Rank: Traveler
 
Coreada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Collinsville, IL
Concierge Level: 7
Posts: 296

Post Thanks / Like
Quote:
Originally Posted by KimmyAnn1147 View Post
Girl after my own heart! I have thought of doing this so many times, but have yet to put pencil to paper

I didn't use it much, but I did do a color study in Morocco using water out of the fountain there. It turned out to be a busier trip than expected, so I didn't have a lot of quiet time to paint, but I don't mind. It was the best trip ever!


I hope you decide to take a sketchbook next time. I intend to, even if I wind up hardly touching it again-- you never know what might result!
__________________
Best Disney moment: Stitch proposed to me, recognized me years later, and tried to end a Meet & Greet by waving bye to the line & leading me away!
My Previous TripsWDW - 1972 as a toddler; 1974; 1987; 1994; 1996; 2000; 2003; 2005; 2008; 2009; 2013; and 2018!
Coreada is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Feature Article: Opening Day at Pandora - World of Avatar - A Walt Disney World Park Review PassPorter News PassPorter News 0 06-02-2017 10:20 AM
Feature Article: Agent P's World Showcase Adventure - A Walt Disney World Attraction Review PassPorter News PassPorter News 0 07-17-2014 10:30 PM
Feature Article: Boats at Walt Disney World - Part 2 - Marinas Around 'The World' PassPorter News PassPorter News 1 04-28-2011 07:11 PM
Feature Article: Scooting Around the World - Exploring Walt Disney World on a Scooter or ECV PassPorter News PassPorter News 14 11-19-2010 08:54 PM
Feature Article: Undiscovered Future World - A Backstage Tour at Walt Disney World PassPorter News PassPorter News 4 10-16-2010 06:19 PM














Please login or register to hide these ads -- it's free and easy!

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:53 AM.

-->

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.4.0 Patch Level 1 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
(c) 1998-2017 PassPorter Travel Press/MediaMarx, Inc.
Celebrating 19 Years of Making Dreams Come True
Ad Management plugin by RedTyger