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Fanart: Occamy

Some more fanart for the lovely film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This time of an actual beast, an occamy. Since these creatures are really colourful and cute, I wanted the focus to be on the colour and texture of the occamy. Therefore I kept the background very simple and sketchy with shades of brown.

August 1st 2017.

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

We made a return visit to Gubbens trädgård café. Of course it started to rain just as we got there, but we managed to find seats beneath shelter so we could sketch.

I drew another wall display, this time a basket with flowers. The drawing turned out entirely too big, but I was too lazy to start over and scale it down. Instead I focused on the colouring and creating texture. The metal parts turned out fancy.

Then for fun, I just did a quick and messy sketch of the ice tea I had ordered.

 

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.

Sketch: Girl in front of fountain

I battled a serious illness last fall, which put me into a serious artistic slump. The last dated drawing in my sketchpad was from October before July this year when I went to Scania with my family and I produced a quick and dirty sketch:

little girl at the fountain

We went to Torup’s Castle, where I caught sight of a little girl in front of the fountain. I didn’t dare to snap a picture, but quickly threw down a rough sketch of the scene as remembered it. The little blonde girl in her blue dress in front of the water, surrounded by blue and red flowers, made a nice composition. I just jotted down the basic details quickly, not caring much about proportions, just wanting to remember the basics. You can tell I haven’t picked up a pencil in nine months, but I still thought I’d share it as it did get me back on track again.

I’ve plans to turn this into a watercolour painting later.