May 9, 2013

Back form the Caribbean Adventure!

2013: Caribbean Adventure by apple-pine
2013: Caribbean Adventure, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.
And I am back from an amazing underwater adventure - with many many pages filled with notes, sketches and taped-in paged from the sketchbook which I kept during my dives!

Yes - drawing while scubadiving is an amazing experience! This is my second attempt to keep notes and draw under water. I used rite-in-the-rain sketchbooks and regular #2 pencil - just like the last time - but I also tried a red-and-blue pencil - and it was GREAT! Much softer lead was probably the most useful feature (no matter how soft the regular graphite pencil - it still feels very hard at the depth). But having some color was a blast! The only thing I would change is next time I would take several pencils with me on a trip - sea water and depth make pencils fall apart pretty quickly, not to mention runaway pencil ascents and pencils swimming away during boat boardings :)

All in all over 40 pages were filled and you can see many of the in the special set I created:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23173190@N07/sets/72157633458267134/with/8724434856/

And here are some of my favorite moments from seven days of liveaboard experience:

April-May 2013: Caribbean Adventure - Process

April-May 2013: Caribbean Adventure - Process
(Thank you Kate H. for the photo of me at work!)

April-May 2013: Caribbean Adventure - Underwater

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April-May 2013: Caribbean Adventure, Saba - Diamond Rock

April-May 2013: Caribbean Adventure - Underwater

April-May 2013: Caribbean Adventure - Underwater

April-May 2013: Caribbean Adventure - Underwater

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April-May 2013: Caribbean Adventure - Saint Martin

4 comments:

pedalpower said...

Fantastic! Great that you actually sketched underwater! Now that is in the spirit of urban sketchers for sure :)

Nina Khashchina aka Apple-Pine said...

it was a lot of fun - thank you!

larry said...

Fantastic, Nina. Long ago, during a research trip we did a lot of underwater notetaking and map-making using soft pencils on a matt mylar. I like your red/blue approach.

Cheers --- Larry

Nina Khashchina aka Apple-Pine said...

that's interesting!
Thanks, Larry!