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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

For my first meet up with Urban Sketchers during my vacation, we went to this lovely little outdoor café. They have lots of knickknacks that are tempting to sketch. We actually had to venture back and do a second session.

I sketched this display they had on the wall with metal birds and a half-dead flower. The straw things turned out particularly well, I think.

June 18th 2017.

I didn’t technically fininish this during the session, because I got so tired. But I did the sketch there, then coloured it at home. The funniest looking geranium I’ve ever seen!

June 21st 2017.

Water colour class at a local art museum

I found out that my local art museum was offering a water colour class very cheaply, including materials. Since I was supposed to work that evening, I convinced one of my colleagues to switch with me so I could go. She kindly agreed!

We started off just letting primary colours blend into each other to form abstract landscapes.

The one on the left is my second one, where we were supposed to keep the work abstract but go in another direction. The one on the right is from when she showed a simple technique to paint trees.

By using the same technique, I painted a more fanciful tree. I had this oddly shaped brush to work with, but it lent itself well to the exercises and created interesting strokes. I might invest in one for myself…

I miss this medium! It’s so much fun, but I get so lazy in every day life…

April 19th 2017.

Sketching at the Villa Flora

Villa Flora is a café and exhibition garden within a plant school located in Svärtinge, just outside of Norrköping. With work I’ve had trouble meeting up with Urban Sketchers regularly (that’s why there’s such a gap.)

A sketch from the café section, out on the pateo. The perspective and the shadowing on the steps were interesting and challenging. I decided to keep it very simple and not aim for realism.

I also noticed some tulips that I wanted to sketch.

May 21st 2017.

Sketching session at Brödernas Café

So, I lied in an earlier post. These were actually my first drawings of the year. I did them both during a sketching session at Brödernas café.

I was really rusty when I tried to draw my chai latte. There’s very things I’m happy with. I do like the straw, though. That’s the only part that turned out well.

Then I did this doodle of a lantern, which I think turned out rather well. I like the circular shape, the open space next to the lantern, and the organic feel of the leaves.

February 15th 2017.

Sketch: Gamla Linköping

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.