By the time we reached Malaysia (after a month of staring at the book) I had a plan; draw the people I'd met along the way. Two months later, when we reached Northern Thailand I had a sketchbook full of watercolors of the nicest, oddest, cutest and just plain bizzare people we had seen and met along the way.
Having been on the road for six months now, the list has grown extensively. I'm still painting new friends and people who I just stop and watch on the streets (there are quite a few of these). A Very Long Journey, my contribution to The Sketchbook Project is currently a traveling show touring the U.S. The Projects will ultimately end up in the Brooklyn Art Library as part of their permanent collection.
Below is a video and some photos of my drawings for the project. Click here to view tour dates and other sketch books.
|My aunt and uncle in Orange County who set us off with|
a lovely fruit basket that kept us busy until we
arrived in San Francisco 6 hrs later.
|Robert Wong, a magician with pork. His restaurant had us |
coming back for more during our stay in Kuala Lumpur.
|Bonnie, a young Australian who took us |
back to our college days with a few buckets.
|A 4 year old I met while in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia.|
Alfie had a better vocabulary and command of the
English Language than most adults I know.
The only thing that gave him away for
being four years old were his 'E's
|This lovey man is who I get to enjoy all these travels with. He's also kind enough to tolerate the little eraser bits I leave behind.|