Illustrating a Tiny Journey

Illustrated journey to the postbox

Last week was the final week of the Sketchbook Skool Storytelling klass and our teacher was Danny. He shared thoughts and drawings from his travels and encouraged us to illustrate a journey of our own.

I seem to have been semi-hibernating for a few weeks so I kept my journey very small and illustrated my trip to the postbox around the corner from where I live in London.

I think maybe I need to go back to some of the stuff we learned in the ‘Seeing’ klass if the drawing of my shoes is anything to go by!

I started off drawing with a fine Copic brush pen but I found it a bit cumbersome so quicly went back to a multiliner 0.3 and used the brush pen for some of the fatter lines like the outlines of the boxes. Click on the image to see a bigger version if you like.


8 thoughts on “Illustrating a Tiny Journey

  1. Peter Bryenton Reply

    I like the keys and I’m sure H.M. will forgive your choice of pen.

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      Thank you and yes, I’m sure my drawing would be low down on her list of worries :).

  2. Shirley Reply

    I love your illustrated journey and all the parts of it, including the sights seen. Can you really see the gherkin that nearby? Did you photograph the outdoor frames and work on them at home, or make up that lovely composition while you were on your journey?

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      Hi Shirley. I live in central London so yes, the Gherkin is close by. I took photographs on my phone as reference points for the outdoor drawings so I could work on this drawing on and off over the course of a few days. The composition wasn’t really planned, it just emerged as I kept drawing!

  3. Peter Bryenton Reply

    Signed up today for the next SBS in January, thanks to your posts.

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      Great! I hope you enjoy it Peter :).

  4. Linda Reply

    These are great! I love that you were able to take so much detail from a short journey to the post box. It’s so easy to miss these simple journeys and forget to savour them. I try to find beauty in the small things when I take my camera out. Haven’t quite mastered the patience for sketching yet, but the class sounds interesting!

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      Thanks Linda! You’re right about the importance of savouring tiny moments in our daily lives. It’s easy to take them for granted which is why I think it’s almost therapeutic to get a camera or a sketchbook and record them.

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