For all of 2016 and half of 2017, I traveled through South America, Europe, and Asia – all without taking a typical travel picture. No photos of sunsets by the beach. No overhead shots of exotic meals. No selfies.
What?! Why?! I draw things for a living, so what better way to capture my travels than by sketching, not snapping, my way around the world? I’m also aware that I live in a world of selfie sticks and sharing anything and everything that I do. With the ability and desire to capture everything so quickly, I’ve been guilty of spending more time fussing over angles and filters than actually enjoying the moment. So, instead of experiencing the world through a screen, I wanted to spend the year documenting my adventures the old-fashioned way through lettering and drawings in my sketchbook.