I've got some good news....in fact, I've got some pretty outstanding news.... I leave for Venice in 18 days!!!!!!!! I am so excited not only to be traveling, but also to be drawing. I've been so inspired by other's travel sketches including Laureline's Paris in October and Tommy Kane's images from around Asia.
I am, however, also a little weary about my own work as I always plan to create fantastic drawings when I travel and rarely do. I'm crossing my fingers that my daily practice over the past few months will help.
In the meantime, I'm trying to come up with a game plan for how I am going to achieve my goals and taking a look at other artists' techniques. I recently came across the book "Pencil Sketching" by Thomas C. Wang and am very excited to work my way through it. His drawings of Venice only add to the excitement that is building inside every bone in my body.
This is all to say that I would truly appreciate any advice you may have on drawing and traveling. Any books you recommend? Methods for taking time to draw? Places you would go? I'm all ears.