Now that things (kinda) slow down, I have time to write something about my experience on coming back to my own country.

I confess that, before arriving, I was quite excited to spend time with my family, eat Portuguese food, and sketch Portugal. But, I didn’t have the time to really travel around, sketch, and enjoy this amazing sunny cold days… but it’s all good! instead, I worked on the book that is now in the printing process.

The “World Sketching Tour” Book

The book will be a selection of 44 sketches from Europe, Asia, and Oceania. There will be only sketches because the project is not finished yet, and this is just a way to simply share it with you. Here is the cover and some pages of the book, hope you like it!

norway_finland

bosnia_croatia

mongolia_china

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On the Media

Meanwhile, I’ve been also busy talking to media channels about the project and this five years on road. The reception has been amazing! Thank you so much, Portugal 🙂

Here you can see more.

January And February Plans

At the moment, I’m busy working on the exhibitions, talks, and sketching workshops. Hopefully, this week I will have the dates for Lisbon and Castelo Branco, and by the end of the week, I will be able to tell you when you can join it.

Conclusion

I’m loving being back in Portugal. I’ve been eating loads of delicious Portuguese food (thanks, mom!), and it seems that nothing really changed… well, most of my friends look the same, yet they resemble less enthusiasm on keeping their dreams alive and more settled with what they already have. I guess that’s the life I’ve been missing! 😉


Luís Simões

Portuguese traveler and illustrator on a world sketching tour since 2012. Leaving comfort to enjoy a new life with the company of backpacks and sketchbooks, made me build this website and share it with all of you.

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