the housesitter/cat petter has been secured. the suitcase is out of the garage. the house is a wreck. someone’s ready to hit the road!
this is one of stockhom’s 14 islands. i’ve begun my adventure by detailing the island i will be living on for the next weeks. in a few days i’ll be there tramping my way across the city. hopping on the city busses, riding the metro, and catching as many ferries as possible. sending YOU dispatches from sweden. ican’tf***ingwait.
i’ll be stopping along the way of course to capture complex scenes like this one in my mini-sketchbook.
except this time instead of drawing from postcards i’ll be drawing real scenes around me! with real people! and unlike in the sketch above, i will do my best not to make my people look like standard poodles standing on their hind legs. see if you can find the honey bear, the man with falling down pants, and the lady with umbrella.
don’t attempt to navigate using one of my maps. you will get terribly lost. also some of the streets are misspelled. it was dark. i might have misplaced my glasses.
in the little notebook i’ll carry with me i’m planning some bus routes to try. taking busses in foreign cities excites me. hopefully i will not trip and fall on top of any frail old men.
the map above is the west half of the island i couldn’t fit on the page in the first map. it’s shaped more like a whale than a gourd, but they are actually the same island.
i just draw what i see.
i’m having a 15% off sale on ALL these classes (which are clickable links) while i’m off exploring in Sweden. think of it as a smorgasbord sale! be sure to click/enter the discount coupon code JULY15OFF at checkout in order for it to take effect.
sale in effect from july 4-24
see you in sweden!!!