Donncha Foley

This is a sketchbook I created as part of a college project which focussed on observation.

Advised by lecturers to take a break from the busy college life to take in and embrace the beauties of the natural world around us.

I chose to do my project of a local trail which acted as my inspiration. In this sketchbook I have tried to convey the ruggedness of the trail by designing the sketchbook myself. Using art elements I tried to capture my experiences of this walk; not only the sights I saw but the sounds and smells which created that sought after atmosphere and energy which relieved built up tension and allowed me to return to the normality of college life with a fresher and more focused mindset.