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This is a podcast about drawing on location, with host Nishant Jain. Nishant speaks with other artists and urban-sketchers about the things that motivate them to draw their world, and the different ways that it enhances their lives.

Nov 25, 2022

Seattle-based artist and traveller Sunil Shinde speaks about retracing the 1839 expedition of British artist David Roberts through the biblical Holy Land.

This conversation is at the intersection of travel, history, and art. In this respect, it is really about three distinct journeys - Sunil’s journey through the Middle East, the 1839 expedition of David Roberts, and Sunil’s effort to combine his words and lines into an excellent book - “From Cairo to Beirut”.

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🔍 (5:05) The first journey - the origins of Sunil’s curiosities - how history led to travel, and how both led to sketching.

🔍 (33:55) The second journey - retracing an expedition nearly 200 years ago, noting what has changed and what has stayed the same.

🔍 (1:53:40)The third journey - writing the book, approaching agents and publishers.

💡 For more detailed notes (with timestamps) and the best ideas from this conversation, read the show notes.

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