Heather Martinez's Watercolor Travel Sketchnotes

Heather Martinez's Watercolor Travel Sketchnotes

Heather Martinez shares her travel sketchnotes experience by telling the story of how it impacted her.

From Heather:

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.

You can follow Heather on Twitter at @Corpgraffitiart and Instagram at @Corpgraffitiart or better yet, check out her lettering work and courses at LetsLetterTogether.com for more inspiration.

If you’re an audio person, check out my interview with Heather on the Sketchnote Army Podcast:

— Mike

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