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I am back home in RAK. Simon and I had a very good time in Sri Lanka. Two weeks were definitely the right amount of time for the trip.

Detail from the travel book - Polonnaruwa stupa

Detail from the travel book – Polonnaruwa stupa

We landed in Colombo and went straight into the central part of the island to see the famous ruins of Sigiriya (Sangria?) and Polonnaruwa. The first one was physically a bit of a challenge with its never-ending 1200 steps, some of them just a metal staircase spread above the nothingness of a sheer drop.

Royal Bar and Hotel receipt

Royal Bar and Hotel receipt

We hung around Kandy for a few days. The surrounding area is stunning but the city itself is quite filthy and crowded. By an odd piece of luck we found a gem there – the Royal Bar and Hotel – a romanticised take on the British colonial era, full of period décor. After that there was time for tea plantations and stunning waterfalls in the mountain region of Nuwara Eliya.

Drawing from the travel book

Drawing from the travel book

Detail from the travel book - drawing of a palm tree

Detail from the travel book – drawing of a palm tree

We spent almost a week on the west  coast, chilling on the beach and I even tried scuba diving on Christmas Day.

Here you can check out my full sketchbook (or you can see it as PDF SriLankaSketchbookKasiaDzikowska). I hope that you will enjoy it. Thanks, Kasia.

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And finally, Sketchbook Project work has been completed. All pages are covered in work and soon there will be a time to post it. Frankly, I am still not ready to let it go…. It has been such a pleasure to work at it. Well, I have made a video of my sketchbook and here it is:

 

 

 

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And again a pen drawing from my sketchbook.

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Original sketch in pen 18×12 cm    Print – Screen print on crème card

This is one of the sketches that I have made for Sketchbook Project. One day I took my sketchbook to school, well to be honest it is always with me but this this time it laid on my desk open, and my technician was very fond of my drawings. He suggested that it would look nice changed into screen print so I had exposed one and had a go with it. Generally I am pleased with the result although edges are a bit too dark for my liking. I think I may turn it into a postcards or something.

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Pen and ink

And again I have finished a doodle in my sketchbook that kind of fitting this week title for Illustration Friday.

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Yesterday I had a period off just before my lunch break so it was a great opportunity to sneak to the market and do some food shopping, as I never have a time to do it. Of course I was starving so went to the market coffee to have a snack and a coffee. Two tables in front of me there was a bunch of people that caught my eye. (more…)

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This is a cut out that I have prepared as a part of my book for the Sketchbook Project. It has taken an inspiration from reach and decorative motifs of Art Nuevo, especially the jewellery ornaments. (more…)

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Shh, it's late

This is a drawing that I have done last night as a response to this week Illustration Friday topic. As I have been working on Sketchbook Project lately (more…)

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sketchbook project drawing

This is one of the illustrations that I have made recently while working at Sketchbook Project. It is one of the first in the book and I feel it fits this week “Illustration Friday”‘s topic rather nicely. It is ink and black pen on sand colour paper.

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