Posts Tagged ‘sketchbook’




Today during my class with gcse students we have discussed the importance of working on your skills continuously. The summer break is coming in the big steps now so we have set up a challenge to do art for minimum 10 minutes a day.


I love maintaining visual journal, especially during the summer , when you are on the go. It helps me to stay in shape with my drawing skills, and when you travel you see so many interesting things! You can see one of my travel journal here :).


We are going to do the challenge together! Year 10 (all other years are invited too) don’t bailout on me here! If any other folks would like to join use:


– and we can have a chat and I promise to leave a nice comment!

I am starting off with a little pencil drawing of a camel (and me 😜 ). I plan to turn it into a watercolour painting and use as a leaving card for my school.


Keep drawing!


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Hi there,


Sketchbook cover

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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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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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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