Wednesday, 27 March 2013

DRIVING FROM HOME TO FAR-AWAY - THE INCHIE MAP

I've got a stash of sketchbooks of all sizes from very small to large and sheets of cartridge paper, watercolour paper and other papers of all shapes and sizes.

And what do I do?

Cut a square inch of cartridge paper and draw on it.

Why?
Because of a challenge, of course, the Every Inchie Monday challenge, this week the theme
being "Inchie Map".


THE MAP OF HOME TO FAR-AWAY
When my husband reads a map showing the road from Home to Far-Away, the road looks like this.
When he goes out into Real World and drives to Far-Away, the road still looks like this.





When I look at the same map, it look like this.
When I go out into Real World and drive to Far-Away, it looks much, much worse.





It's quite amazing how much you can draw on a square inch.  Yes, these are exactly one inch square.  I used a 0.05 black pen to draw the lines, watercolour pens to do the colouring-in and metallic pens to draw the sea.

17 comments:

Cathy said...

Nice job! I love the colors.

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Love your inchie map!

Annie said...

Oh my!...that's a bit scary! I think I'll not let YOU drive! LOL I cannot put that much on an inchie without overlapping at least half of it! Do you draw these with magnifying glasses? Totally impressive!

freebird7100 said...

love this so much detail in an inch great job

WendyK said...

A great take on the subject, very different.

limmelon said...

Inchies must be tough. Its amazing (!!) what you can do. Awesome !!

Gill Edwards said...

i know exactly what you mean about maps looking different. I love your ones, such gorgeous colours and detail.

Gill x

janie said...

I love the way your inchie maps capture the imagination. Again your use of colour and design is outstanding.

Rhonda H said...

Love your inchie map idea! I have never tried anything that small... maybe I will! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lynn Holland said...

You've got a great blog and I like what you've done here. Thanks for popping into Sketchbook Friends.
Lynn

Trillian said...

What amazing inchies. It makes me smile to read the description of the inchies.

Dawn said...

Loving your little inches :)

kat said...

These are so sweet Sheila, simple and just lovely!

bohemiannie! art said...

Your inchies are adorable. Sorry you get lost. Glad hubby doesn't. :) I'm still chuckling at your following the taxi.

Willa said...

Love your inchies! Hope there are more!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

what gorgeous inchies! WOW!

do you also make
MOO´s ?

MOO-MANIA-CHALLENGE

xxx Susi

Electra said...

Ohmygosh, these are wonderful, Sheila!! Thanks for pointing me in this direction-you don't have ANY issues with maps, in my opinion!