23 Feb. 2011
Looking forward to my trip to Morocco in March. Fellow travel blogger, Phil (from www.philintheblank.net), has a thing for drawing camels — and for getting others to do likewise. I find this amusing and have been thinking about it since I found out. It's been a while since I sketched anything, so I thought this would be fun.
Sketch vs. original (flipped) photo.
Closeup of sketch. Body's a little long, neck's a little short, but not too bad.
I don't know if I'll take a sketchbook with me or just wait until I get back and draw from photos. Either way, it'll be fun!
Update: Phil has a website and a Facebook page for How to Draw Camels!
i love drawing while on the road. i think you should take something like a moleskine just in case the inspiration strikes. wont take up any space in the pack. maybe even take some water-colours. nothing better than painting/sketching from the real thing as opposed to from a photo. cool camel pic anyway!
Hi, Jamie! Thanks for the comment. Yeah, I think after Janet’s comment, I’m going to take something with me. Just pencils and paper, but it will be fun. :D
Wow Katrina that camel drawing is pretty amazing..I doubt I could do anywhere near as good a drawing. You should totally bring a sketchbook with you, sit on some street corner drawing and it will be a sure way to befriend locals! :) Whenever I sit around drawing free hugs signs I always meet the coolest characters!
Ooo, that’s a very interesting point, Janet. Hmm. I may have to reconsider this thing. I know you’re a CS-er, too, so you recognize the importance of meeting great people to make the experience meaningful. …ok, I decided. I’ll take the sketchbook! :D
ps: I LOVE free hugs!
I think your drawings are quite good….I really like them! It might be fun to draw while away–although I can understand waiting and using photos when you’re home. Cool either way.
Enjoy your trip!
Thanks very much, Lisa! Part of the equation is that I’ll be flying with carry-on luggage only. I am hoping to do 3 days of camel trekking in the desert, which (with breaks) would give me ample time to doodle and sketch, but I don’t know if inspiration will strike. On the other hand, I’m pretty darned sure that photo inspiration will strike! ;)
Holy crap Katrina, that is such a beautiful camel!!! Wow, you are putting my drawings to shame! Excited your trip is coming together, can’t wait to read about it! Thanks for the shout out!!
Yay! He likes. :D