Lydia Velarde sketching with urban sketchers at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum in San Diego. this is an FM2 Wildcat. Pencil and watercolor in a Moleskine sketchbook.
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Moleskine weekly notebook 2010 – 2011
Efes beer on the plane from Istanbul via Doha to Kathmandu
My flight(s) to Nepal.
Even though it’s not far from it – it isn’t Tibet…
Lefthand side an Arab girl, 2 random guys and me reaching for something. Righthand side – sleepy plain Istambul-Doha.
The trip took over 24 hours with stops and I was too tired to draw.
Ink in pocket moley
A guy — or rather two, had to draw the brown man when the other guy got creeped out waking up with me staring at him — on a Virgin Atlantic Flight
Drawing made on the Philadelphia airport. The pilots alread had taken their seats.
The technique again is ballpoint pencil and the only reason I keep using it is the challenge that comes along – I can not correct major flaws – so there is something good to learn for me. The little hole on the left page is caused by intense rubbing !
‘I’ve looked on clouds from both sides now …’ (from a Joni Mitchell song)
Drawing done in a shaky plane. I was close to dumping the ballpoint pencil as it spit a black hole on the paper. I tried to eliminate it by rubbing … which made the hole white again but also deeper (goes all the way through the paper now …)