Heather Martinez's Watercolor Travel Sketchnotes
Heather Martinez shares her travel sketchnotes experience by telling the story of how it impacted her.
Working to build a bridge between my commercial art as a visual practitioner and my fine art, my friend Amy Sparks and I decided to document our trip to Denmark via travel watercolors.
I bought a new sketchbook (3.5 x 5.5” Global Art Materials) and watercolors (by Joan of Art) and started filling the pages the moment I arrived in Copenhagen. I created a lettering exemplar inspired by signs I found throughout the city and I watercolored my way through the entire EuViz conference. I even made copies of my sketchbook and used them as handouts for my Copenhagen Lettering Tour.
Afterward, Amy and I shared a flat and finished up our watercolors. I took some of my favorite ones and painted them on postcards to send to friends back home.
I find the process of sketchnoting with watercolors very satisfying. Much mike digital sketchnoting, its a slower process which allows you to think about layers and listen on a deeper level.
I ordered another watercolor sketchbook and am looking forward to the next sketchnoting adventure.
If you’re an audio person, check out my interview with Heather on the Sketchnote Army Podcast: