Studies of a man behind a shower curtain

NSFW: Nudity.

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?

Drawing: Still Life

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.

Sketching at Gubbens trädgård café

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.