Saturday, May 12

DISNEYLAND PARIS - Day 4 - 06/05/07


Pigment liner and watercolour pencils

Our last morning at Newport Bay Club hotel was spent packing our cases and purchasing new ones to bring all our souvenirs home in. I thought the Disneyland Paris suitcase would be a nice reminder of the trip while proving useful for my future art trips. We had our final breakfast before heading into Disney Village for some last minute shopping. My Niece and my youngest had a turn on the bucking bronco machine, which was hilarious to watch and we had a last coffee before boarding the Eurostar.
I started the sketch above the previous day, a view from the balcony of Sleeping Beauty's Castle looking down into the park, and coloured it on my return from photographic references.

Below are all my sketches from the trip together, I wish I could have made more on location but I'm sure they will prove to be a wonderful reminder of the fabulous time we spent there and of my Mums very special 60th Birthday celebrations.

THANKYOU Mum and Happy Birthday!


26 comments:

jill said...

fantastic way to share so many images quickly. great job on the pictures and sketches, too. really enjoyable to see!

Nina Johansson said...

It´s been great to follow your journey to Disneyland. I think you did very well trying to capture the place on paper, whether you did it on location or not. Lovely drawings!

shirley said...

Terrific travel sketchbook. Love the preparation pages as much as the trip pages - it is all so much fun!

Anita said...

Thankyou Jill!

Anita said...

Thankyou Nina. I may look over the photographs and create some more pieces at a later date.

Anita said...

Thanx Shirley!
My Dad is already talking about doing the same for his Birthday next year, so maybe I'll be able to add some more location sketches to this journal then.

Anonymous said...

So glad you had a good time - however did you manage to get so much sketching in with so much else to do and enjoy??? Adore the way you presented your images.

Now assume need some days to recover. I'm emailing with latest news.

luv Joannie

Dave said...

It's been great to follow this sketchbook through all its stages. Thanks for sharing it!

Dave said...

PS Now get on over to the Scavenger Hunt 'cos I'm hosting the current one!

Anita said...

Joannie! Thankyou my friend.
Missed you lots, Just about to give you a bell! x

Anita said...

Thanx for following along Dave!

Anita said...

Oooh, I certainly will Mr. Host! ;)

SCquiltaddict said...

Great job....the slide show is terrific...enjoyed looking at it~

Anita said...

Thanx Margaret!

Joan Yoshioka said...

What a great way to share your trip with others! Thanks! Great sketches!

Anita said...

Thanx Joan!

laserone said...

Wow, this one is just awesome! I zoomed in on the large version, you did a fantastic job! :) ~lauren

Anita said...

Thankyou Lauren.

Teri C said...

What a fabulous way to remember a great vacation.

Lin said...

Anita -- these are just stunning beautiful and awesome!! SO NEAT to see them in a slide show too!!! BRAVA for such fine work!

Anita said...

Thankyou Teri!

Anita said...

Thankyou Lin, glad you enjoyed them!

Sew-in-Love said...

Nice blog! I see we use the same template!!!=) Found you on BlogTopSites, where you're a few entries higher up than me.

My artwork is mostly embroidery, but I have done some paper based art as well, (not brilliantly though...). I'd love to take it furhter, but with stitchcraft and music, you don't get much hobby time left, huh?=)

Happy sketching!

Elisabeth=)

Anita said...

Hi Elisabeth.
Thankyou for stopping by and taking time to comment, glad you enjoyed your time here.

phthaloblu said...

Feel like I was there wtih you! Thanks for sharing your trip and your sketches.

Anita said...

Thank YOU Phthaloblu, glad you enjoyed my Paris sketches.