To start with there are my two ‘trip prep’ pages and also my journey sketches… as usual, I sketched the art supplies that I took with me (and as usual this collection increased during the trip!) I had a few extra brushes this trip as I intended to work on my watercolour and try some different things.
And here is my usual ‘all packed’ sketch of my suitcases (if you haven’t noticed I like having a few traditions!) and the clothes I packed. I think I was a little distracted when I was packing as I took too many clothes this time. When going to a hot and humid climate, expecting to be socialising a lot, going out all day sketching and then out for dinner, it is good to have a few extra items so that you can wear two outfits per day and not have the pressure to hand wash every evening (which is what I normally try to do)… but certainly didn’t need as much as I ended up taking. I have written a few notes to myself for next time.
As for sketching on the plane – I don’t really enjoy it but still I do it every time. It is such a treat for me not to have a 24 hour or more long journey ahead of me so the time went fairly quickly and I didn’t get around to writing the usual notes or working out time zone differences. The first time I had flown Air Asia – the seats are not big…but the guy sitting in front of me was HUGE!
The second flight from KL to Penang was late leaving so I started sketching people while I was waiting… (cracked record moment: why don’t I do this more often?) … and then a very quick sketch on the flight. The flight was only 40 minutes – basically, take off and then get ready to land. Arrived at hotel late in the evening … ready for a big day sketching on the morrow.