I have been hankering after drawing a map for a while now, having seen some beautiful illustrations here and there. Not being the most geographically gifted person in the world, it was going to be a challenge. So I decided to have a go on my return from Manchester yesterday afternoon. I christened a new sketchbook with a highly selective and simplified version of the city centre, choosing some of my favourite haunts. I realised in the process that I’d had to miss out on all the eateries that I love to go to, so maybe that could be a whole new project, with food reviews for each. I think I could warm to this theme actually.
As you might be able to read in the text, I’m planning to make this sketchbook a daily journal for the next 30 days. In that time, I have a couple of trips lined up – to the Lake District and to Barcelona – so it made sense to capture those places, as well as to notice what I notice in the everyday days in between.