I must have been feeling a bit lonely when I made this page ... which was only partly tongue in cheek! As you can see below, it began once again with my efforts to draw/write first and add colour after. It still feels slightly odd, but is definitely an interesting way to work - although "colouring" feels a bit like something I should be doing with children!!
Sometimes I draw a bit then colour a bit, and so on, but here I did draw the whole thing out in black and white before I added any colour (except for the picture in the centre). A major advantage of working this way is using white space, which can be very creative, and is something I've not really thought about before. From the point of view of travel journalling this technique would work really well, as you could do all the drawing and writing on-site then add colour when you got home, which would save carrying anything beyond a simple kit.
Its also provided an opportunity to further explore the possibilities of my Promarkers - all the colour here has been done this way. I am now a serious fan of these (as you may have noticed). There doesn't seem to be much difference between Promarkers and Copics, so I went for Promarkers because they British - it seemed right to support the home market in these tough times.
You might also be glad to know that, around about the time I made this page, I was developing a relationship with a local lady which has already blossomed into something special. Making this page prompted a decision, and I sent her a jokey email requesting her friendship - done like a job advert as here, but carrying warnings she might like to take into account! To my great pleasure she responded positively ... although I keep telling her that she doesn't strictly meet the criteria as she doesn't drive! I can but don't any more for health reasons, which leaves us reliant on other people for transport. Am sure we'll work something out - we can always get on the bus which stops right outside my door! As for lunches and craft shopping expeditions these have already taken place ....!!