When you travel, how do you prefer to capture the moments and things you see around? Me, personally, I choose to document my trips by taking photos. Lots of photos. I used to travel with my digital camera, but now I prefer to take pictures with my phone. I’m no pro, I can’t even use the manual mode properly so I don’t really care anymore.
However, if I were an artist or an illustrator I would definitely try and sketch the places I see. Just like this Australian illustrator who is currently traveling around Europe, making sketches and then taking photo comparisons with the places he just draw. The end result is absolutely fantastic. Seriously, if you can draw, you should definitely try this, it is a great way to spice up your Instagram feed.
Originally from Australia, Maxwell Tilse moved to Europe years ago and has been exploring the capital cities ever since. After travelling around a bit, he decided to settle down for a while in London. He has been living there since 2015 working as a freelance artist and illustrator. And unlike many other artists, he actually managed to fund his travels through art.
Carrying his drawing pad and pen around he documents his journeys with cute little drawings. His travelling diary has inspired hundreds of people to get a backpack and go explore the world.