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.
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.
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 was feeling a little down one evening and decided to make a simple sketch of a garden with a lamp post. Keeping it very simple, almost cartoonish.
March 15th 2017.
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.
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.
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.
I think this might be the first drawing I’ve done this year. Maybe. I’m going to have to go over my different sketch books and see.
This is from a café called Kupolen (The Dome) at one of the local malls. It’s – surprise, surprise – a dome and I sketched the inside of it with the lamps hanging down. You can tell that I’m horribly rusty.
February 26th 2017.
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!
This drawing is from the same session as the Christmas tree.
Feeling a bit discouraged, I went up to where the rest of the group was sitting and ordered a chai latte and a lussekatt. While eating, I sketched the vase on the table and felt a little better. Quick and easy. It turned out quite cute.
December 4th 2016.