I'm back from Oahu and it was GREAT! I had this image in my head that Oahu was one giant city, and why would you travel all the way to Hawai'i to just be in another city?, but it was actually the best island experience I've had yet. There are parks and hikes and tons of nature within walking distance from Honolulu, and some parts of the island look completely untouched.
Here are my travel sketches. I would clean them up if I had more free time, but I've got to hit the ground running today on actual work-work. Even if some of these are less-than-legible, I hope you enjoy!
I looooove the way that the island looks from the water. The clouds passing over the mountains cast shadows that seem black in contrast to the bright light shining everywhere else. It made this great layering effect on the mountains, depending on whether the shadows were on the peaks closest to you or further away.
Autobio travel comics:
In hindsight, these sound a little...boastful? That's not my intention; I just want to remember what we did. It was an extraordinary trip and it looks like an embarrassment of riches when it's all listed off in one place.