Well today I have a special post for you. I know that I am usually working with thousands of layers, and a lot of textures, but I am on a road trip and I couldn’t carry my studio with me (would be nice but for that I need to hire a caravan… not sure it’s enough). So I limited myself to aquarelle’s, gel pen and a simple sketch book, so simple that it’s even falling apart.
There’s always a lot to see on the road, that’s why I like driving more then getting on an aircraft. On the highway, next to the highway there are so much to see, inspiring landscapes, hills, nature… far away hidden villages and cities. This time I would love to share a few sketches with you from my stop-by’s. I was always in love with the Black Forest in Germany, but this time of the year it’s amazing, I mean now you can really understand the name, I never saw such a deep and rich green flora than I had there. We had great luck, the perfect weather, not too hot, not too cool and not too rainy. We enjoyed summer showers with a gorgeous rainbows afterwards and real cloud sculptures, like someone would care for carving the most fabulous shapes from white and darker blue puffs.
So here we go:
That’s one of my attempts to put on paper an amazing cloud sculpture, it’s not a river, it’s a cloud swimming in the middle of the sky.
That was by a stop among those hills, there was a distant viaduct, and the fabulous thing was in it that you couldn’t see the end of it, it was just seemingly running into a forest, of course it was a visual illusion, a viaduct that has no beginning or end, just hanging above a valley.
At the evening by sunset I had a great view on a hill side, the way the sky turned yellowish orange in a stripe from the setting sun so did a part of that hill, the green flora in that hill mirrored the exact colors of the sun, it was just beautiful.
We turned down the highway, just to stop by to visit a castle and on the road driving towards that tiny city (was hidden behind the hill) were those eco-windmills and from distance they seemed like huge flower petals turning around above all the trees. Had to have a reminder.
So that’s it for today. Hope I didn’t disappoint anyone with simple sketches only. I promise I got back to layers and textures the moment I am in my studio again. Wishing everyone a great weekend, and see you soon!