I did have a sketch adventure (as Anthony would call it) while on the trek. Armed with my trusty Moleskin sketchbook, several pens, and a Prismacolor marker, I tried to keep a record of what I did. Unfortunately, I didn't draw as much as I would've liked, as the weather was rainy and windy enough to rip my sketches from my hands. But I will post what I did draw.
My mind was on Kung Fu Panda that whole bus ride up, as I knew I would be missing it when it premiered the next day. So I drew up my own panda for fun.
Observational sketching was great on the bus ride up, because nobody really paid any attention to me sketching them. The bus ride back was so entertaining, as the younger kids and I sketched and hung out the entire way back.
This was my favorite sketch I did. It's my friend and her dad, who had been riding on the bus together because she'd become sick. They napped together sharing a pillow and I thought it was so sweet. Sorry for the vertical layout, I couldn't upload it horizontal as it is originally sketched!
I drew this as we all huddled together in the pavilion, trying to escape a sudden fierce windstorm that had hit us.
We got back at about nine yesterday, and a bunch of us went and saw Kung Fu Panda immediately after that (and after a nice shower from the 3 days of no bathing whatsoever. Nasty!) That movie was BRILLIANT! I loved it, especially the 2D animated opening sequence. The story was really good, and the characters were my favorite part. They were really well designed, and I'm very impressed with Nicolas Marlet's artwork on the characters. I was laughing hard at Po and loving him more with every second, and even became teary-eyed at parts. It was one of the best animated films I've seen in a long time, and I had a fun time just watching it, which is what makes me love a movie.
EDIT: Sorry, guys. The pictures are really small. This is due to the fact that I don't know how to work Blogger as well as I would like!