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Old 07-24-2018, 03:52 PM   #1
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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?

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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.
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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!
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That is a great idea. I have not painted at WDW but think I will have to next trip.
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MsLydia, I hope you get some gorgeous paintings out of it!
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Girl after my own heart! I have thought of doing this so many times, but have yet to put pencil to paper


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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!
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