We carpooled to the neighbour town to sketch their old town. It was freezing, so I spent the first hour just touristing before I forced myself to sit down and get some sketching done. It was a first for me to draw with gloves on and I think that’s why the sketch ended up so lopsided. This was a charming pavillion belonging to one of the cafés, and I just had to colour because I loved the combination of green and red.
April 22nd 2017.
I drew this at the same occasion as Kupolen, but it’s drawn freely from imagination. Originally it was supposed to be just an ink pen drawing, but one of the other members suggested I colour it and I did when I got home. It turned out rather nice. I’m starting to like doing shadowing with ink pen and then colour it with promarkers. It creates a rather fetching look.
February 26th 2017.
I think this might be the first drawing I’ve done this year. Maybe. I’m going to have to go over my different sketch books and see.
This is from a café called Kupolen (The Dome) at one of the local malls. It’s – surprise, surprise – a dome and I sketched the inside of it with the lamps hanging down. You can tell that I’m horribly rusty.
February 26th 2017.
I realise it’s been a while, which has been due to a combination of life being unusually hectic and the fact that I haven’t been producing much art. A lot of my time has been spent building my own home, since I moved out from my parents’ this January. I didn’t have much in way of furniture, so there’s been quite a few trips to IKEA and curses trying to put the furniture together.
But now I’ve settled in. My art stuff is unpacked and easily reachable, and I’ve done a few drawings. I’ve also started meeting up with the local chapter of Urban Sketchers again, even if my presence there is sporadic due to my work schedule.
I’m going to start posting again. As I don’t have a scanner, the quality of pictures won’t be as good as previously, but hopefully we’ll make do until I’ve got myself one.
On Sunday there’ll be a drawing up. Come back then!
This drawing is from the same session as the Christmas tree.
Feeling a bit discouraged, I went up to where the rest of the group was sitting and ordered a chai latte and a lussekatt. While eating, I sketched the vase on the table and felt a little better. Quick and easy. It turned out quite cute.
December 4th 2016.
Oh, this is old. But the pictures been on my phone for ages, but I wanted to fix it up a bit on the computer before posting it since the camera in my phone sucks.
I met up with Dani, one of the members of my Urban Sketchers Group, for a cup of coffee and we decided to do a collaboration as we sat there. I drew the angel, she drew the cute tomboy (the background was drawn just as I had to leave), and we coloured each others drawings.
It was a lot of fun and it was interesting to colour somebody else’s work. Something I need to do more often, I think.
October 6th 2016.
When I met up with my USK group in the beginning of December, I was feeling really out of practice. And I think it shows in this drawing of a Christmas tree that was in the mall. This will probably still end up being the groups’ Christmas card, which is fun.
December 4th 2016.
A quick drawing of a stuffed animal that I did before turning in for bed. I call her Majken and she was a gift. My mum gave her to me when I was hospitalised for the surgery last year and she was a great comfort. So I decided to immortalise her in a drawing.
November 24th 2016.
We sometimes meet up in the middle of the week with Urban Sketchers and sketch at this local café. I took inspiration from a shelf and sketched it half as it looked, half as I imagine. I’m really happy with the texture of the bottle and the texture of the plate, even if the right part of the drawing looks a bit funky.
November 9th 2016.
I’ve been having a bit of trouble balancing my new job and my sparetime, so I haven’t been drawing as much as I used to. But then I decided to sit down and make myself draw something, and it turned out to be another abstract human figure. I think this one is much nicer than the one I did for Inktober. There’s a better flow in the lines.
November 20th 2016.