Do you ever get an image stuck in your head that you want to draw? I’ve had this one of a man half-hidden behind a shower curtain in my head for ages. But when I tried to draw it, I ended up doing five different versions of the drawing and not be entirely happy with a single one. They all have different expressions that I like, but they don’t match the vision I had in my head.
I did the first two during my break at work (I’m alone in our staff room during my breaks) with no references for anatomy. The third I did at home using a reference, which is why he turned out beefy all of a sudden. Then I tried to make a mixture between my original images and the reference.
I think I like number one and number five the best. Which one’s your favourite?
I spent an evening drawing some poppies in a vase.
July 12th 2017.
I went away on a brief holiday together with my family, and ended up baby-sitting my sister’s dog a lot. He wasn’t too happy with us being left alone in the hotel room and spent most of the time sulking.
Had to do this one quickly, because he up and left in the middle of the picture. There was a better place to sulk.
June 29th 2017.
When I was doing my sketch at Strömparken, I noticed a couple of pigeons bathing in the stream and snapped a picture so I could return to draw it later. I did one evening and think the result turned out pretty nicely. Even if they don’t look that much like pigeons.
June 28th 2017.
I didn’t actually draw this during a meet up, since I was too ill to attend, but since I live near the location I figured I could still contribute with a sketch from the neighbourhood. It’s been a while since I last drew a building and they have never been my strong suit, but I think this one turned out really well.
August 2nd 2017.
Did I mention it on this blog that I moved earlier this year? Another reason why I haven’t been drawing as much, since it took me a lot of time to get settled. But now I’ve settled in, and this is part of a display I have in my kitchen window.
I started this drawing back in April, but wasn’t happy with how it turned out and just left it unfinished. Then in June I wanted to draw, but didn’t have any ideas and realised that I should probably finish this. It was just as well as I did, because I think this is one of my most best-looking drawings for this year.
June 22nd 2017.
This has been the year when I’ve been drawing a lot of flowers. In June I added this lotus flower to my collection.
June 17th 2017.
We made a return visit to Gubbens trädgård café. Of course it started to rain just as we got there, but we managed to find seats beneath shelter so we could sketch.
I drew another wall display, this time a basket with flowers. The drawing turned out entirely too big, but I was too lazy to start over and scale it down. Instead I focused on the colouring and creating texture. The metal parts turned out fancy.
Then for fun, I just did a quick and messy sketch of the ice tea I had ordered.
One of the members of my Urban Sketchers-group does pen drawings without the use of pencil before, to practise. I decided to follow his example, using a fruit bowl in our staff room for some loose inspiration. The bowl ended up all misshapen, but it was an interesting experiment.
June 2nd 2017.
We have this pretty lamp in our staff room that I decided to draw during my break. Perspective ended up a bit skewed, but I like the texture in the image.
May 31st 2017.