I focused on the use of neutral tones, while highlighting the movie ticket ephemera that I had kept from the event. I used collage techniques, pencil, white pen and alchol inks.
Before we left for Minnesota, I had prepped many pages of my art pages with gesso and watercolor surface treatments. I had also packed a wide variety of markers and pens and art supplies. I started off slow.
My second page set was a little more put together. Like I said I had prepped my pages before hand, and had a number of cuts I could use in my collage.
I did this page while we were vacationing in Minnesota. It was bitter cold there and I was wishing I was in Arizona. I used a combination of watercolor, collage, cut-out shapes from my silhouette machine, and marker.
This next page started off as an art form called Zentangle. With each page, I learn something different. Here I simply focused on the use of markers, but I continued my work on the returning flight and accidentally unloaded a large amount of white paint onto the left side of the drawing.
Note to self. Don't open pens with a lot liquid in them on airplanes. Be prepared for disasters. Particularly don't open white paint pens from Sakura or Sharpie. It took quite a bit of patience and work to clean it up and repair the damage, and it's still not perfect.
Finally, here's a self drawing of myself. Still needs some work around the mouth and nose but it's a start.