Have you sketched in a plane? Is it something that you do every time you fly? Do you enjoy these sketches?
I started recording the view from my seat on every flight in the early days of Urban Sketching. I don’t really enjoy doing them that much, but I do miss it if I don’t. However I’ve reached the point now that I like the challenge! I want them to be different every time.
Here are three flight sketches from last week.
Here is my sketch on the first flight, while everything was more or less going to plane. Ok, it was Ryanair so the flight was 30 minutes late. Though I must say, that I love having a colourful interior. I chickened out of getting my paints out, so used watercolour pencils instead.
It was only 3.5 hrs flight time in total for the day (two flights) but I spent more time standing in long lines during the day especially at Stansted. I was in line for nearly two hours to get through passport control and then check-in and security was a nightmare as well. I know I know it’s Ryanair but honestly Stansted was worse.
I had plenty of time so it was all fine. Not at all stressed that I would miss my flight and I made three friends at various stages on my journey – my passport control buddy from Albania, Leor my Ryanair bag drop and Stansted security buddy from Perth, and my Glasgow flight friend – Patrick from Singapore
This sketch is from the second flight when I was obviously tired (flight an hour late) and wanting to get to my destination. But I was in a more reckless mode and so got the paints out. Patrick was helping hold things for me and didn’t mind my sketchbook on his side.
A bit different from my morning sketch, hey? Also for both flights I was sitting in 6C.
I would love to hear your thoughts on sketching in planes.