Friday, July 20, 2012

BEAUTY: Art--The Sketching Backpacker

I have been meaning to post about The Sketching Backpacker for quite a while now. I marvel at how this wildly talented young man, with only pens, pencils, watercolors, and a Moleskine notebook so deftly and artistically captures his impressions of the cities he visits. His sketches are so lovely and crafted, but I imagine that for someone with this talent, it is nearly as simple and quick as pushing the shutter on a camera, but with such infinitely more precious results. Creating a travel journal is such a participatory thing to do, and creates an instant and deeper relationship with the host city. What an incredible souvenir to create on a journey. Visit his blog linked at bottom to see more of his gorgeous portraits of places, cities, and monuments.

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