Drawing: Newt Scamander

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.

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.

Drawing: Woman

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.

Been a while

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!

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