I went to the coast earlier this month, I dragged a whole bunch of art supplies with me. I do this on every trip I take and usually the art supplies stay in the bag or suitcase untouched for the duration of the trip. This time, however, I actually got some work done.
Then, in the afternoon or evening I would sketch a little based on what I had seen that day.
It was a fun exercise and I think I should do it more often. The beach consists of layers upon layers of textures.
I love the feel of a sharp, tiny tipped pen on crisp drawing paper!