Saturday, May 10, 2014
Sketch 1/30 - Fiumicino Airport (Sept 2012)
I have been sketching in these A5 booklets for the past three years now; using them as my visual journals. The paper has a nice bite with an off-white complexion and takes a light wash quite well. They are not too thick so they are handy to carry around yet thick enough to contain at least a month's thoughts and sketches. At RM 5 each, they are cheap enough to doodle on all the time.
I like to look through them once in a while - to see what was on my mind in 2011 and to recall where I was in 2009 and what I was looking at then. Sometimes I discover a stray sketch or writing.
Over the next 30 days, I ll try to post these "strays" and give them some exposure and what better sketch to start with then this one on the cusp of great adventure :-
Going through the customs check point of the Rome Airport on the way to Helsinki. The airport looked a bit tired and world weary from all that traffic traveling through her corridors each day, but I thought this added to her charm. I thanked the officer who inspected me for the 'massage' as he was very vigorous and thorough - I think he got the joke.