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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.

Fanart: Credence Barebone

Thought I was done with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? Hardly! I have plenty of more ideas to draw for this fandom. But the second drawing I did was of Credence Barebone, who looks a bit too happy to be him, I’ll admit. The hair also makes me wince, but I do think it’s a nice portrait. The shadowing in the face and eyes are really pleasing to me.

April 26th 2017.

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.

Throwback Thursday: Sherlock

I started a new job this Tuesday so I’m really tired right now and almost forgot about TBT. But we’ll continue with a watercolour painting.


My Sherlock obsession started in 2011, when I painted this picture. It’s not my best work, but I like the shadowing in the face. I could have worked more on the clothes and the hair than I did, but I still feel it turned out rather well.

March 12th 2011.

Inktober 2016: Day 8-14

Day 8: Hot tea and cosy knits


This is an idea I’ve had in my head for a while, and since fall has really made an entrance this past week I decided to finally realise my idea. It’s time to bring out the hot tea and cosy knits! This might be one of my favourite drawings I’ve done for Inktober yet.

Day 10: Uterus


My Monday was devoted to doctor’s appointments about my uterus and ovaries, so I did an anatomical drawing of an uterus and ovaries for day 10. It depicts the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovarian follicles. I think it turned out quite cool.

Day 11: Angel


I was just going to do a quick, simple angel, I told myself. Then I kept adding details and working on it. It looks like a complete picture and I’m pleased with my line work. I watched a video by Alphonso Dunn on how to ink clouds and it turned out really well. They also helped to picture feel more balanced.

Day 12: Well from the cemetery


As I said, I’ve wanted to revisit the well from this sketch. Since I still had the reference picture on my phone, I re-did it and I think it turned out much better this time around. I wish I hadn’t done the tree to the left, though, and instead had drawn in some more clouds.

Day 13: Hedwig


I’ve wanted to draw a picture of Hedwig from Harry Potter since forever, so I figured Inktober might be a kick in the butt I needed to get it done. I used some Japanese ink I have for the background and, while I don’t think it’s visible, I coloured her eye yellow using promarker.

Day 14: Rabbit


One of my mates from the Urban Sketchers tipped me off about Alphonso Dunn’s tutorials on YouTube, so I’ve been watching a couple of them. I wanted to try out drawing some texture with ink and decided on fur for this fat little rabbit. It turned out rather well… for a while.

While I love Inktober, I kind of miss colours. So I went ahead and ruined my hard work by adding colours to the drawing. And my scanner hates green, I’ve come to realise.

Throwback Thursday: The Woman

2012 was a year for water colour paintings and also the height of my Sherlock obsession.


In February 2012 I painted this portrait of Irene Adler. She’s my favourite character in the Sherlock Holmes series, but I felt that the tv series didn’t do her justice. But she’s still an interesting character.

I like the hair, and how the blue of the background reflects in the blue of the shadowing. This makes me feel like I really need to get back to painting.

February 4th 2012.

Drawing: Jamie Fraser

So, by the end of September I finished my drawing of Jamie Fraser. I’m really pleased with how it turned out.


As I’m more of a bookish girl, I decided to base the drawing more on how Jamie is described in the books. Therefore he has blue eyes, etcetera. For some reason I gave him a beard. I’m sure Claire’s glaring at him and telling him to shave, haha.

It was my first time drawing a beard and it was more difficult than I’d imagine, but it did turn out rather well. I’m really happy with this image. There’s some really nice details – the brooch, the hair, his eyes… I’m really pleased.

September 28th 2016.

Drawing: Nicaise

I mentioned a while back that I reused the concept for this sketch for a ProMarker drawing. Well, this was the drawing I was refering to.


I had just recently purchased som new ProMarkers, among them “ginger” so I could finally do red hair properly. I’m so happy with how it turned out. The colours I used for the hair was aforementioned “ginger”, and then “raw sienna” and “burnt sienna” for shadowing. It turned out really nicely.

The perspective’s a bit off, as I attempted a frog perspective and didn’t quite get it to work out. I’m happy with the colours and shadowing, but really need to practice doing portraits from some odd angles.

This is sort of how I imagine Nicaise from the book trilogy Captive Prince by C. S. Pacat. He’s a vicious, pretty thing and one of my favourite characters.

September 2nd 2016.

Throwback Thursday: Snape

If you’re looking for any logic to how I choose which drawings to show you, there won’t be any. I’ll just pick some random old picture which I like.


I did the sketch for this back in, maybe, 2009. It then sat forgotten as a couple of lines in a sketchpad until last year, when I dredged it up and decided to finish it. For some reason I decided against cleaning up the sketch, even though the hands are a mess. I hadn’t done any work in charcoal for a while, but I’m still rather happy with how this turned out. It’s recogniseable as Snape.

April 2015.

Drawing: Merriman Lyon

So after doing some sketches, I decided to try to get back to drawing with ProMarkers.


As I had just re-read Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper – her series is a childhood favourite – I wanted to draw one of the principal characters from the books: Merriman Lyon. His face as I imagine it is rather interesting and this picture turned out really close to what I wanted.

I struggle with drawing white hair. And wild hair. If anyone has any suggestions for how to do it better, what colours to use, I’m all ears. I ended up using ivory, cool grey 2, cool grey 4 and ice grey 2.

August 24th 2016.