For the last 3 1/2 weeks I’ve been traveling around Europe with my good buddies Julian and Valentin.
We started in Hamburg, hitchhiking down to Pforzheim, then Munich, Salzburg, Budapest, the Plitvice National Park in Croatia, Zadar, Preko and Gratz.

Carrying a travel sketchbook with me I was drawing and writing as much as possible, trying to capture our adventures in little stories, sketches from life and memory as well as drawings from imagination.

Here are some sketchbook pages I did in Zadar, Croatia.

other travel sketchbook posts: Plitvice

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dude-wheres-my-dragon asked:

How was hitchhiking through europe? would you recommend it for other wanna-be adventurers?

Much easier than most people would think. Considering that we hitchhiked in a group of three most of the time during this trip we got from one place to another really fast. And it’s way easier when you’re traveling alone. Of course, you get in troublesome situations from time to time and you might get stuck at a service station in no man’s land for two hours but all the misconception that you will get raped and robbed and whatever, are.. well ..  misconceptions.
I discovered that a lot of people are actually really, really nice. They will offer you a place to sleep when you need one. They will make a 30 minutes detour to get you to the city you need to be before night time. They will invite you for a drink, because they enjoyed your company and are glad to show you around their city.
I learned, that if you’re willing to open up your eyes, minds and arms people will connect with you. And I can say that I’m incredibly happy to have made the experiences that tought me all those lessons.

In other words, yes I definately would recommend it to everyone, who is searching for adventure and ís eager to experience something new.

Anonymous asked:

What's your best advice on keeping a sketchbook ?

Honestly, it’s an advice I need to give myself more often:
Don’t be to afraid to make mistakes. Stop being scared to try things you’re not comfortable with because you only want beautiful drawings in your sketchbook. Embrace mistakes, and use them to improve. Think about every drawing you do and try to find out what you could’ve done better and what you like about it. 
AND carry your sketchbook everywhere you go.

alicenunderland:

How was your trip? O:

Amazing!
I’ve been able to see so many different kinds of beauty during the last weeks, ranging from the dinsey-princess-castle-like architecture of Salzburg to the raw outworn old buildings of the jewish quater in Budapest, from the humid rich energy sparkling vegetation of Plitvice to the mediteranian flair of the croatian coast. Moreover, I had an amazing time with two of my best friends drawing together, talking about life, art, psyschology and the beauty that we were allowed to witness. I met tons of interesting people and learned a lot about myself, personality- and art-wise.

In other words, I can’t wait for the next trip :)

Question Time!

Since I’m back from my hitchhiking trip through europe and I am in a really good mood eating walnuts, I feel like answering some questions. So ask me everything you want know :) In case I somehow manage to come up with some informative answers, I will post them in public :)

If nobody cares, which might very well be the case, I will just keep on eating walnuts :)

I’m back!
For the last 3 1/2 weeks I’ve been traveling around Europe with my good buddies Julian and Valentin.
We started in Hamburg, hitchhiking down to Pforzheim, then Munich, Salzburg, Budapest, the Plitvice National Park in Croatia, Zadar, Preko and Gratz.

Carrying a travel sketchbook with me I was drawing and writing as much as possible, trying to capture our adventures in little stories, sketches from life and memory as well as drawings from imagination.

I will post a bunch of drawings every day in non-chronoligical order, starting with these life-drawings I did in Plitvice. It’s an amazing national park in Croatia full of breathtakingly beautiful lakes, with christal clear turqouise water, small and large waterfalls and amazing plants, rocks, mountains and trees in all shapes and sizes.

Especially the trees impressed me. It’s amazing what twisted crazy shapes nature will assume, when it’s left alone to grow free and untouched for decades.

~Raman

.Hello everybody!

I’m almost back home. I’m still on my way hitchhiking from the coast of Croatia back to Hamburg. At the moment I’m in Graz, Austria.

Here’s a little sneak peak of my travel sketchbook. I’ve a lot of drawungs to show when I’m back home, so stay tuned.

.Hello everybody!

I’m almost back home. I’m still on my way hitchhiking from the coast of Croatia back to Hamburg. At the moment I’m in Graz, Austria.

Here’s a little sneak peak of my travel sketchbook. I’ve a lot of drawungs to show when I’m back home, so stay tuned.