So I've binned the whole pristine visual journal concept and have replaced it with....the humble atlas.
Mine is the Road Atlas of Australia 7th Edition. It is circa 1980's -the kind of atlas I had at primary school. It was such an unloved book that it was in the "Free, please take" bin at a Rotary book sale (sniff).
These sketches are just observations with a sharpie and pencils. The lines of the roads in the background provide great distraction, omitting the need for perfection. The maps provide an additional layer of interpretation.
I would try this style of drawing journal with a written book too, as text works wonderfully with illustration e.g my previous dragonfly work.
|Dragonfly Project Link|
Incidentally, the works are from our recent holiday in the Bunya Mountains, a rainforest smack bang in the middle of country Queensland- who would have thought?