Camp Mosquito

Camp Mosquito - student project

I went on a bike tour one time where the overnights were split between camp sites and an Airbnb. The Airbnb was this really cool carriage house like so:

Camp Mosquito - image 1 - student project


(not the actual carriage house, but you get it)

The hosts were really great and it was clear they had a cherished spot - you could tell from the guestbook in the carriage house that was filled with people gushing about what a great stay they had. The guestbook was also full of illustrations by various travelers.

I felt inspired to add my own illustration to the guestbook, but, I'm not an illustrator so it looked pretty funny in comparison with the other, more detailed, better executed drawings.

I chose to draw our bike journey up to that point which included two nights camping at a mosquito infested camp site. We should have been wearing mosquito nets. It was bad.

Part of my drawing looked like this:

Camp Mosquito - image 2 - student project

Which is really funny to me because the other drawings were clearly done by experienced, worldly, dilatants - looking more like this:

Camp Mosquito - image 3 - student project

All that is to say, this is why I have a drawing of mosquitoes and this is why I made some silly looking mosquitoes without using the pen tool:

Camp Mosquito - image 4 - student project

I still don't understand the pathfinder and it's an absolute surprise every time. I have to spend a lot more time with it. This Tobias van Schnieder redesign of the pathfinder really resonates with me:

Camp Mosquito - image 5 - student project

Mitch Masterson

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