Monday, 14 February 2011

London- A visual diary

  
A couple of weeks back I went to London for a few days to catch up with friends and fill up on art and history and big old buildings. Rather than take photos as I usually do (and never really look at again) I decided to record my trip in a little sketchbook. Today I finally got round to scanning the pages of the sketchbook to show you. I thought it might be interesting to share some less polished work and spur of the moment sketches. This is the whole sketchbook (I havent edited anything out...regardless how dodgy the drawings are) and it just shows how erratic my drawing can be, the styles are all over the place! I did also write pages and pages of rambling, nonsensical notes, which you'll be pleased to hear I'm not posting for fear they'll bore you to death.







26 comments:

Joseph Rudi Pielichaty said...

Are the lewis chessmen in London now?? Best little figures ever!

Lovely sketch work, Lizzy.

Lizzy Stewart said...

they are! in the british museum. i love their grumpy wee faces.

Amy Walters said...

wow lizzy, this is simply beautiful. picking my jaw up off my desk. lovely stuff.

Amy B said...

do you have a beautiful bright yellow satchel toooo?? we can be bright yellow satchel buddies!

Lizzy Stewart said...

i do! go team yellow satchel!

We Blog Artists said...

WOW...Lizzy this is beautiful...what memories, probably took you longer than snapping a few pics...but this is MUCH more precious!
HAPPY *HEART* DAY!
Char.x

Helen said...

These are BEAUTIFUL.

Mat Pringle said...

Oh wow. Your sketchbooks are a joy to behold.

I demand a zine! By which I mean I'd very much like you to produce a zine with your London encounters in so I could buy it from you.

Melanie said...

Going to have to do this the next time I go on a trip!

steve said...

lovely stuff- you do a mean sketchbook! i second the idea of having a zine about your trip.

andrea said...

you're so talented :)

Anke said...

This makes me so happy to look at. And I love your notes!

rui vitorino santos said...

they are great..i love the guy on the pub :-9

Fiona Purves said...

This is great, what a lovely idea.

I was thinking of buying a yellow satchel the other day!

Narges Mohammadi said...

they are grate,love your works.

mydeerfriend said...

Really, REALLY enjoyed this (whilst sipping hot blackcurrant).

Anne said...

This is wonderful! Absolutely love it!!

Laura said...

This is so inspiring, a lot more personal than photos :)

Marta Ribeiro said...

beautiful visual diary^^

Emily Downes said...

I don't remember how I stumbled upon your site, but I really do adore these illustrations! What a great idea for travelers!

natekitch said...

really fond of these, they make me smile

emilythepemily said...

I never usually leave comments but I absolutely love your sketchbook post. How brave to post and unedited sketchbook. The sketchbook is wonderful and a great insight into your process. Thanks for sharing

ohjoanna said...

thats so inspiring for me, i will do the same thing on my next trip ;d

Natascha Rosenberg said...

Love this London diary!

coco said...

your drawing are very cozy.

iripple said...

What an amazing way to record your travels. I am a terrible drawer so maybe I will try it out and just keep it to myself. And you never know, with practice I might get better.