He works with ink, watercolours, markers and pencils, which really do complement each other beautifully. Tools which I have had some experience with, and really enjoy working with, watercolours can be really satisfying.
He has filled up to fifty books with illustrations, captions and annotations.
I love all the different sketchbooks filled with all the different places his travelled to, and that he would rather draw the new places his visits then take a photography of them, such a more personal way to capture the feel and moments of a place. It must be such fun to look through and see how different each place was.
Gregory has published a few books, about drawing and creativity (some I definitely have my eye on getting for myself). Some use illustrated journaling, ‘Everyday Matters’ shows how he learned to draw after his wife had a serious accident. ‘An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration From The Private Sketchbooks Of Artists, Illustrators And Designers’ allowed his to meet with some of his favourite creative and discuss recording your life in drawings in a book.
For me, I love how buildings aren’t perfectly straight, they have a lean that any building draw free hand would have, I feel this gives them more character. Also the colours are always so true to what they should be and really bring out the feel of a place. Some of his annotations are also really interesting, giving the illustration a little more narration, and letting him keep his memories.
I think I need to see about getting myself a small sketchbook I can carry around to record any interesting moments or memories. And more drawing practice is always welcome.