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?
Thought I was done with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? Hardly! I have plenty of more ideas to draw for this fandom. But the second drawing I did was of Credence Barebone, who looks a bit too happy to be him, I’ll admit. The hair also makes me wince, but I do think it’s a nice portrait. The shadowing in the face and eyes are really pleasing to me.
April 26th 2017.
When I finally saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them I was so completely charmed that I had to fanart for it! I love how my Newt Scamander turned out, but I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to run out of petroleum blue when you’ve got half the coat left to colour and all art shops are closed…
April 14th 2017.
I used a drawing session at Brödernas café to draw this funny-looking guy straight from my imagination. In my head, he’s a friendly werewolf.
This post reminds me that I really need to get an image scanner. Time to start saving!
March 29th 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.
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.
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.
I’m so proud of myself for sticking it out for all of Inktober. It’s been really great, and I’ve developed a lot as an artist by drawing every day. Now I just need to keep it up and draw often, if not every day.
Day 29: Westie
Day 30: Penguin
Day 31: Abstract human figure
We went back for a final session at the City Museum. This time I visited the upper floor, which had this exhibition about how Norrköping the city came to be. Wax figures showed off the history of city.
One of the figures portrayed Adrienne De Geer, spouse of Louis De Geer – known as the father of Swedish industry.
She’s a stern-looking, haughty lady. I have no idea why she was surrounded by a chest, barrels or a basket, but for some reason she was. Maybe I should have read the exhibition text as well as drawing?
October 23d 2016.
The final days of Inktober will be up next week.
Day 24: Kokeshi
Day 25: Rose
Day 26: Open Book
Day 27: Jack-O-Lantern
Day 28: Silhouette