You may be traveling for this #MemorialDayWeekend, but if you’re doing a staycation at home, you can still see distant lands and get inspired through Sketchbook Skool co-founder Danny Gregory’s An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration from the Private Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators, and Designers.
The book is a collection of illustrations from over 40 artists who love to travel as much as they love to draw. You’ll see the places all over the world that they’ve visited, as well as notes on what they ate, packed, did, wished they could’ve done, and more. The travel notes are as compelling as the art they create. It’s one thing to look at travel photos, and quite another to see the world through an artist’s eyes.
The bonus is that An Illustrated Journey will inspire you to document your own corner of the world, turning your backyard barbecue into something you’ll want to put in your sketchbook. Take notes on the friends and family who came over, what you ate (maybe ketchup makes a good red to color in tomatoes!). Creating art that records our lives takes us on the most meaningful trip we can experience–our own inner adventures.