Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Our Prince Edward Island Vacation


My wife and I spent a few days in Prince Edward Island. I told you about the international editorial cartoon exhibition, Freedom in Broad Strokes. Now, below, are some scenes from our trip.

These are color sketches, blown up from my sketchbook. I was doodling and scribbling with no pencil foundation so, you know, it's doodly and messy and all that

  • Pen: Micron Pigma 5mm
  • Color: a kids' watercolor set from a dimestore

First up: Canadian Maritime Swimwear. It's a bit chilly, but the locals are used to it!

Below: Camping in PEI! Active fun for some, passive smoking for others!

Night time was dark and you could only hear voices and see everyone's campfire. One young girl was thrashing on an old guitar, singing what sounded like folk songs, but, when listening closely, they all turned out to be old Alanis Morissette hits. The middle aged fellow in a Winnebago was visibly smitten, He really did stand at the edge of his site and go "Wooo!"

Some good things and bad things about the trip:

EDIT: "NO BARS" should be on the right and "IRISH BARS" should be on the left. Thanks to Caryn Alma for pointing out my transpositional boo-boo.

"No bars" was probably for the best. My wife played great Irish music with the session players at The Old Triangle. She was in top form!

And here are the actual uncut pages:

Yes, that's the bookmark hanging there on the page. I am a lazy scanner, huh?

Oh, the toe's all better now!


Brian Fies said...

Lovely sketches. But be honest: that middle-aged Alanis fan was you, wasn't it?

Anonymous said...

Great work :)

Mike Lynch said...

Thanks for the kind words C&M.

Brian, I'm more of a Stompin' Tom fan than an Alanis band-aid. (This comment only makes sense if you are a Canadian music nerd.)

Rina said...

Mike, this is so great -- In 20 years you'll look back at those nice little drawings and notations, and the memories will flood back. Thanks for posting them!

RoB said...

I love the sketches. Can you tell us what they were done on? I'd like to do sketches like this of vacations and daily life, but need practice/lessons. Will you ever be out to the Charles Shultz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA? If you do, and offer lessons, I'll sign myself and my sons up.

Stephanie said...

Really nice, Mike!