Art Abroad: How to Create a Travel Sketchbook | Christine Nishiyama | Skillshare

Art Abroad: How to Create a Travel Sketchbook staff pick badge

Christine Nishiyama, Artist at Might Could Studios

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
11 Lessons (55m)
    • 1. How to Create a Travel Sketchbook Trailer

    • 2. Why You Should Create a Travel Sketchbook

    • 3. Tools + Materials

    • 4. How to Fit Drawing Into Your Travel Routine

    • 5. My Process: Page Design

    • 6. My Process: Watercolor

    • 7. Watercolor Process Timelapse

    • 8. My Process: Pen

    • 9. My Process: iPad

    • 10. iPad Process Timelapse

    • 11. Now It's Your Turn!

21 students are watching this class

About This Class

Hey guys! I’m Christine Nishiyama, artist and founder of Might Could Studios.

This class will cover everything you need to know to get started making your own travel sketchbook.

  • I’ll go over why you should create a travel sketchbook, the tools I use and recommend
  • How I almost failed and how you can get over the same obstacles
  • How to fit drawing into your routine while traveling

I’ll also be sharing my step-by-step process of creating a travel sketchbook page with three separate tutorials on my process for using:

  • Watercolor paints
  • Brush and felt tip pens
  • iPad illustration

And of course I’ll be showing tons of examples from the pages of my travel sketchbooks last year in the USA, Vietnam, and India! Plus, you’ll also get a bonus PDF download to keep all this info handy for your next trip!

I highly recommend everyone keeps a sketchbook when you travel, and I had a blast making all of mine. It’s had a wonderful impact on me and my art, and in my opinion, it’s the best way to record, remember, and share your trip. And anyone can do it, whether you’re an artist or not!

Oh and guess what?! This week I’m setting off on ANOTHER cross-country road trip! So come ride along and see and draw the countryside live with me! :D




You can see more about Christine and her work at

Get weekly essays on creativity and art making here!

Hope to see you in there! :D