To be honest I was pretty nervous about Greece. The media had talked a lot about the financial turmoil, but I found that day to day life was relatively unaffected – and Greek people are among the friendliest and most laid back I have encountered.
We were in Greece for the second half of September. A week in Athens exploring the city and a week relaxing on our balcony in Agistri, a small island about an hour hydrofoil ride from the capital.
I did this thing last September where I made myself draw every day. Although it was draining at times the daily commitment gave me some good artistic fitness and momentum so I repeated the experiment this year; I think that I have produced some of my favourite sketchbook spreads.