Florida: A Pictoral

Florida

This page, from my handmade summer sketchbook, pretty much sums up my feelings about Florida tourist areas.

The heat and sand, for the record, are not a good setting to use Caran D’Ache Neocolor II wax pastels. The Neocolor II’s are very good, however, at forcing me to adopt a looser, more playful style. They’ve got such an interesting texture, as seen in the poolside sketches below:

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I also kept a pictoral journal:

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Click to see full size and read about my cartrip crush

And of course, I did some watercoloring:

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Florida is nice, but I’m glad to have traveled back north so that I can be back in the South.

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3 Responses to “Florida: A Pictoral”


  1. 1 inknform August 17, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    yep…I don`t think I’ve ever adjusted to the wave of tourists that come to Florida, and I`ve lived here for like 25 years. Nothing like trying to get a seat at your favorite pub along the beach only to find that there are no seats because the spring breakers have decided to buy a glass of water and camp at that table for the next 8 hours.

    But other than that…I think Florida is one of the better states to live in. Except during hurricane season, because then Home Dept is just not as fun to shop at 🙂

  2. 2 HONG KONG WILLIE August 18, 2009 at 4:52 am

    A place is a state of mind,it is where ever you are that life is good. Life is like a candle, it how you burn it. Hong Kong Willie

  3. 3 blogturtle August 18, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    nice. especially like the watercolor.


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