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.
When I met up with my USK group in the beginning of December, I was feeling really out of practice. And I think it shows in this drawing of a Christmas tree that was in the mall. This will probably still end up being the groups’ Christmas card, which is fun.
December 4th 2016.
A quick drawing of a stuffed animal that I did before turning in for bed. I call her Majken and she was a gift. My mum gave her to me when I was hospitalised for the surgery last year and she was a great comfort. So I decided to immortalise her in a drawing.
November 24th 2016.
We sometimes meet up in the middle of the week with Urban Sketchers and sketch at this local café. I took inspiration from a shelf and sketched it half as it looked, half as I imagine. I’m really happy with the texture of the bottle and the texture of the plate, even if the right part of the drawing looks a bit funky.
November 9th 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.
From the same meet-up as this, I sketched another sculpture.
I was really missing my ink pens, and wasn’t in the mood. So I just sketched this climbing figure really roughly and then went to look at the rest of the art. This time I used ordinary pencil.
November 6th 2016.
We went to the local art museum to sketch. There was surprisingly a lot to draw, which was nice.
But I accidentally left my ink pens at home, which made me feel out of sorts. I did this rough sketch of a statue using a woodless graphite pencil. The result was rather nice, but I do prefer my pens.
November 6th 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