|10" x 7", ink & watercolor in Stillman & Birn Beta Series sketchbook|
My goal on this trip was to eat a different flavor of gelato every day that I was in Italy. Try as I might, I only managed to fit it in seven times. I'll try harder next time!
I did the layout for this page on day five of my trip, after savoring my second dish of gelato. I roughed in the title and drew the double-scoop cone, then kept an ongoing list of all the different flavors I tried and where I bought them. At the end of the trip, I sketched them all to complete the page.
The whimsical look of the lettering adds to the fun on this journal page. I drew the letters in pencil first to work out the size, style, and placement, then inked them with a Superfine Pitt Artist's Pen. A size 1 paintbrush helped me get into all those skinny little spaces on the letters to add the watercolor.
I love how this page turned out - happy and carefree - just how I feel when I'm dipping into a scoop of gelato!