a very dim café in fishtown, philadelphia.
depressing numbers of birds die from colliding with buildings. drexel’s academy of natural sciences has a small exhibit on the phenomenon, also some bugs.
i find it really difficult to illustrate food because i usually eat it all before i can draw it #artistproblems
i’ve been hanging out at this café a lot on weekends, keeping my bud jessica company as she does worthwhile shit, i.e., codes websites.
warm-up thing from instagram #selfies. all i want to draw lately is floating heads.
STREETWATCHERS / I also just put this lithograph print on Etsy. I drew a bunch of people from cities around the world from Google Street View and tiled them, so each of these prints is actually 6 prints (i feel shitty about underpricing but w/e gotta hustle). Only 3 left and they’re gone forever!
VALLON DES AUFFES / Linoleum cut print from a drawing I made in Marseille. Feels amazing to print again, even if it’s just little linocuts. It’s listed on Etsy if you want one for yourself: do it!
the last page is the hardest to fill.
Hi! Thanks for the message! I’ll answer this publicly in case anyone else is curious about the bookbinding stuff.
Since y’all are presumably following me for the drawings and not bookbinding I’m not confident that it would be worth it to make a tutorial (prove me wrong, tumblr). The watercolor book I used for my Eurotrip was a variation on a hardcover long stitch, though if you just want to make a watercolor sketchbook you can do pretty much any kind of binding. I used Alisa Golden’s Making Handmade Books (a great book, and like $12 on Amazon) as a guide. Youtube is your friend! Though I have to say, taking a class (like, IRL) is the best way to get good at this stuff.
I went to Europe + Morocco for 10 weeks total. I visited Leuven, Brussels, Prague, Český Krumlov, Vienna, Modena, Florence, Cinque Terra, Marseille, Barcelona, Grenada, Tangier, Chefchaouen, and Fes, not including the cities we stopped in for a day or less. Tangier is the only place I wouldn’t recommend. Since you’re going in the summer, consider that certain “destination cities” will be absolutely full of tourists, which killed certain places for me (sorry, Italy). My advice: pack light, don’t live behind a lens, and stay a while - 5 day stays were the sweet spot, no matter how big the city. HAVE FUN!