Saturday, July 15, 2017

Ferry Variations

Since I live on an island I travel quite a lot. Anything that I need to do outside of town pretty much involves going to the main land by ferry and often more travel by train or bus. It's one of the drawbacks of living in a beautiful and somewhat remote place: everything you do takes a ridiculous amount of time and travel.

Fortunately I don't mind it all that much and it comes with its own perks too. You get a lot of time for reading and ... arting! When I take the ferry I usually bring a sketchbook of some sort to pass the time. One of those little books is a moleskine cahier with squared (grid) paper and you know what that means: lots of pattterns and grid drawings.

Here are some pages from this book I did recently.

Now to be fair, I may call these ferry variations, but they were often also done just waiting for trains or in coffee shops or other places on the go. But I still consider it a ferry sketchbook mostly since I only use it away from home.

All drawings were coloured with felt tip pens. The paper in the cahier is not so great, so I only use one side of it, that way any bleed through is not in the way of another drawing.

It's nice to take my love of grids with me on the road, or the water as is mostly the case. ;-)

Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy weekend!