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the sketching backpacker

have a look at my website: www.raadesign.com / contact me at robert.a.alejandro@gmail.com

I remember painting “La Sagrada Familia” in Barcelona, Spain. I was across a small pond in front of the church at a local park. I remember being “at peace” and “in the moment” where time stood still, I wasn’t hurried. It was just me, my sketchbook, my brushes, my watercolor, the church and Barcelona. Have you ever had one of those moments? #moleskine #sagradadefamilia #backpacking #barcelona #spain #drawing #sketchingwhiletravelling #watercolor #europe #beinginthemoment #unhurriedsketches #art

I remember painting “La Sagrada Familia” in Barcelona, Spain. I was across a small pond in front of the church at a local park. I remember being “at peace” and “in the moment” where time stood still, I wasn’t hurried. It was just me, my sketchbook, my brushes, my watercolor, the church and Barcelona. Have you ever had one of those moments? #moleskine #sagradadefamilia #backpacking #barcelona #spain #drawing #sketchingwhiletravelling #watercolor #europe #beinginthemoment #unhurriedsketches #art

I am working on art that will@be used for packaging (pulvuron from #casasanmiguel). The “candy” is packaged as “Julians’ Dreams”. Julian is a 12 year old boy who falls in love with a mermaid (it’s a folk tale from Zambales). Hope you like my drawing! #thesketchingbackpacker #watercolor #sketchbook #sketch #drawing #illustration #sketchpad #art #sketchbookproject #sketchaday #sketchoftheday #sketching #ink #pen #robertalejandro #packaging #casasanmiguel #childrenillustration #mermaid #zambales

I am working on art that will@be used for packaging (pulvuron from #casasanmiguel). The “candy” is packaged as “Julians’ Dreams”. Julian is a 12 year old boy who falls in love with a mermaid (it’s a folk tale from Zambales). Hope you like my drawing! #thesketchingbackpacker #watercolor #sketchbook #sketch #drawing #illustration #sketchpad #art #sketchbookproject #sketchaday #sketchoftheday #sketching #ink #pen #robertalejandro #packaging #casasanmiguel #childrenillustration #mermaid #zambales

This is another doodle I made from a “stressful meeting”. I “googled” about doodling during meetings and found a report that says drawing boosts concentration during meetings! Hooray for doodlers! #drawing #sketch #doodlingwhilemeeting #doodle #sketchpad #robertalejandro #childrenillustration

This is another doodle I made from a “stressful meeting”. I “googled” about doodling during meetings and found a report that says drawing boosts concentration during meetings! Hooray for doodlers! #drawing #sketch #doodlingwhilemeeting #doodle #sketchpad #robertalejandro #childrenillustration

I sketch during meetings - it doesn’t mean I’m not listening! This sketch was done during a particularly stressful discussion (you wouldn’t know it from the drawing would you?). #thesketchingbackpacker #sketchbook #sketch #drawing #illustration #sketchpad #art #sketchbookproject #sketchaday #sketchoftheday #sketching #ink #pen #doodlingwhilemeeting

I sketch during meetings - it doesn’t mean I’m not listening! This sketch was done during a particularly stressful discussion (you wouldn’t know it from the drawing would you?). #thesketchingbackpacker #sketchbook #sketch #drawing #illustration #sketchpad #art #sketchbookproject #sketchaday #sketchoftheday #sketching #ink #pen #doodlingwhilemeeting

My family used to travel every year to some foreign country. I remember I would ask to be left alone for a day - for me to be with my quiet self and draw. We don’t change much as we grow older do we? This is a drawing I made in Greece. #moleskine #thesketchingbackpacker #watercolor #sketchbook #sketch #drawing #illustration #travel #sketchpad #art #slowtravel #backpacking #sketchbookproject #sketchaday #sketchoftheday #sketching #ink #pen #robertalejandro #greece #greekarchitecture

My family used to travel every year to some foreign country. I remember I would ask to be left alone for a day - for me to be with my quiet self and draw. We don’t change much as we grow older do we? This is a drawing I made in Greece. #moleskine #thesketchingbackpacker #watercolor #sketchbook #sketch #drawing #illustration #travel #sketchpad #art #slowtravel #backpacking #sketchbookproject #sketchaday #sketchoftheday #sketching #ink #pen #robertalejandro #greece #greekarchitecture

This is an artwork inspired by a sculpture in Macau. Sculpture (public art) is just another thing I would like to do - some people say I do way too many things (I am “hard to market”). But that’s the way I am - my brain is wired to get excited to create all sorts of things. I couldn’t care less about “marketing”. #moleskine #thesketchingbackpacker #watercolor #sketchbook #sketch #drawing #illustration #travel #sketchpad #art #slowtravel #backpacking #sketchbookproject #sketchaday #sketchoftheday #sketching #ink #pen #robertalejandro #macausculpture #macaupublicart

This is an artwork inspired by a sculpture in Macau. Sculpture (public art) is just another thing I would like to do - some people say I do way too many things (I am “hard to market”). But that’s the way I am - my brain is wired to get excited to create all sorts of things. I couldn’t care less about “marketing”. #moleskine #thesketchingbackpacker #watercolor #sketchbook #sketch #drawing #illustration #travel #sketchpad #art #slowtravel #backpacking #sketchbookproject #sketchaday #sketchoftheday #sketching #ink #pen #robertalejandro #macausculpture #macaupublicart

Crrrrrrazy postcard writing / painting! Unfortunately, it never reached my friend @upperviceo . When was the last time you received snail mail? #thesketchingbackpacker #watercolor #sketch #drawing #illustration #travel #sketchpad #art #slowtravel #backpacking #sketchbookproject #sketchaday #sketchoftheday #sketching #ink #pen #robertalejandro #postcard #bali #ubud #indonesia

Crrrrrrazy postcard writing / painting! Unfortunately, it never reached my friend @upperviceo . When was the last time you received snail mail? #thesketchingbackpacker #watercolor #sketch #drawing #illustration #travel #sketchpad #art #slowtravel #backpacking #sketchbookproject #sketchaday #sketchoftheday #sketching #ink #pen #robertalejandro #postcard #bali #ubud #indonesia

I was a bit stingy this Christmas! Instead of purchasing gifts, I drew on book “spines” and made personalized gifts! #thesketchingbackpacker #watercolor #sketchbook #sketch #drawing #illustration #sketchpad #art #sketchbookproject #sketchaday #sketchoftheday #sketching #pen #robertalejandro #bookart #book #diy

I was a bit stingy this Christmas! Instead of purchasing gifts, I drew on book “spines” and made personalized gifts! #thesketchingbackpacker #watercolor #sketchbook #sketch #drawing #illustration #sketchpad #art #sketchbookproject #sketchaday #sketchoftheday #sketching #pen #robertalejandro #bookart #book #diy

I’m a bird watcher and one of my favorite birds is the sun bird. They stay in a certain place for a long time and so it is easy to watch them. This is my artwork / postcard from Ubud with a small sunbird? Where could this postcard have gone? It never reached my friend in Mongolia! #moleskine #thesketchingbackpacker #watercolor #sketchbook #sketch #drawing #illustration #travel #sketchpad #art #slowtravel #backpacking #sketchbookproject #sketchaday #sketchoftheday #sketching #robertalejandro #ubud #bali #indonesia #sunbird

I’m a bird watcher and one of my favorite birds is the sun bird. They stay in a certain place for a long time and so it is easy to watch them. This is my artwork / postcard from Ubud with a small sunbird? Where could this postcard have gone? It never reached my friend in Mongolia! #moleskine #thesketchingbackpacker #watercolor #sketchbook #sketch #drawing #illustration #travel #sketchpad #art #slowtravel #backpacking #sketchbookproject #sketchaday #sketchoftheday #sketching #robertalejandro #ubud #bali #indonesia #sunbird

This is another lost postcard from Ubud (it never reached Gilda in Manila). I took inspiration from a “gumamela” flower, painting with “watery” watercolor. Do you enjoy receiving postcards? #thesketchingbackpacker #watercolor #sketchbook #sketch #drawing #illustration #travel #sketchpad #art #slowtravel #backpacking #sketchbookproject #sketchaday #sketchoftheday #sketching #robertalejandro #postcard #ubud #indonesia #bali

This is another lost postcard from Ubud (it never reached Gilda in Manila). I took inspiration from a “gumamela” flower, painting with “watery” watercolor. Do you enjoy receiving postcards? #thesketchingbackpacker #watercolor #sketchbook #sketch #drawing #illustration #travel #sketchpad #art #slowtravel #backpacking #sketchbookproject #sketchaday #sketchoftheday #sketching #robertalejandro #postcard #ubud #indonesia #bali