Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Vacation Vacation Vacation



Oh my, our book is going from Christina to Irina and I am so excited with its journey. Everyone has been amazing!

I will be going on vacation guys: Ireland, England and Italy!!!!! My life has been immensely busy and I have been daydreaming a lot in my free time. I am hoping to do lots of sketching while traveling.

I will be gone until May for a much deserved time off. Meanwhile, I wanted to share some amazing urban sketchers who have so deeply influenced me to start my own sketching journey:



Tommy Kane is by far the one who pushed me into sketching. He has this kind of self-deprecating humor of someone who doesn't take himself too seriously, all while being insanely talented. He also makes the most amazing videos of him sketching onsite. You must check the video of him drawing in Cambodia. It is amazing and can be found here.


Then, there is Lapin, who creates these insanely detailed sketches on old notebooks WITH LINES. I know, as a beginner I am always looking for the best stuff as though that will make my sketches look better... *sigh*


Then there is the Urban Sketchers troop. They are ALL over the WORLD. Amazing artists from each corner of the globe. One of my favorites are the Urban Sketchers from Portugal. I love the modern with the baroque architecture.

So that's all folks. I will be back hopefully with lot's of adventures to share.

24 comments:

Francie M said...

How wonderful, Ana! You will have a wonderful time and we'll get to see your sketches - so we all win! I love these urban sketchers - I had - but definitely never heard the term before, but I can see why you admire them. Happy travels!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How fabulous! You will have so much fun my friend. I know you'll keep an art journal and it was will be wonderful! HAVE FUN! come back with lots of photos to share with us! Sweet hugs, Diane

Cristiane Marino said...

Boas Férias!
e Feliz Páscoa!
Bjs

Naquillity said...

hope you have the greatest trip ever and bring home lots of sketches to share with us... safe travels to you... have a great night~

Sofia said...

Have a wonderful and inspired vacation!

Fundy Blue said...

Have a wonderful trip! Thank you so much for sharing Tommy Kane's video of Cambodia. It's one of my favorite places in the entire world, and his video was awesome! Take care, Ana!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Have a great time, Ana! What an amazing trip you're going on. Bring back photos!

Almost Precious said...

Looks like a fabulous itinerary. I'm sure these wonderful countries will fill you with inspiration.
We will miss you but look forward to all the lovely stories you will have to share with us and all your marvelous sketches. Have fun. :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Enjoy your well-deserved vacation! I've been to England and Italy and loved them both. Ireland is still on my "must visit someday" list. So looking forward to hearing all your tales of adventure!

Jeanie said...

What fabulous inspirations you have! I must check them out in more detail!

You are having the vacation I would just love! How I'd like to pop in your suitcase for a ride-along! It sounds as though it is long overdue and well-deserved! I can't wait to see the drawings that this holiday inspires! Bon voyage!

Sherri B. said...

Oh, how lucky you are - talk about sketching opportunities!! Have a wonderful trip, Ana - you will be missed but I sure can't wait to hear about your trip and see your creations when you get back. :)

Melissa said...

Have a wonderful trip and I hope you get lots of inspired sketching done along the way!

CraveCute said...

Wow! What a wonderful adventure! Enjoy!

Meera Rao said...

Have a wonderful vacation and sketch away :) thanks for the links to the excellent Urban sketchers. And what a fun traveling journal you showed a couple of posts ago! Looking forward to seeing your sketches from your trip. Happy and safe travels :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Have a great adventure! Take many pictures ;o) So happy for you ;o) I love the art you showed ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

Riot Kitty said...

Enjoy!

floating thru fields said...

oh my gosh what a great vacation have a wonderful time :)
love your inspirations will have to investigate further :)

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Ooh, how lovely; have a wonderful time! A blessed Easter season to you and yours, dear friend :)

Terra said...

Everywhere you look while on your vacation you will find things to sketch and paint, so that will add to your fun.

Anne said...

Hope you have a wonderful time ;)

Ileana said...

Wishing you the experience of a lifetime. Enjoy your travels!

Palomasea said...

Dearest Ana....wow am I ever late here...
But I hope your vacation has been fantastic so far...so happy and excited for you!
Can't wait to see YOUR sketches and photos of the experience...a dreamy itinerary....
These artists are indeed remarkably talented...and the journal will be on its way (hopefully) tomorrow... :)
Thanks you so much for this enriching journey!
Blessings and hugs to you,
- Irina









ArtfulFairyTales EdenClare said...

beautiful!
have a simply lovely visit!
i am checking into lapin...love
those lines! xoxo

Ophelia said...

Have to say, this is so very inspiring!