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Studies of a man behind a shower curtain

NSFW: Nudity.

Do you ever get an image stuck in your head that you want to draw? I’ve had this one of a man half-hidden behind a shower curtain in my head for ages. But when I tried to draw it, I ended up doing five different versions of the drawing and not be entirely happy with a single one. They all have different expressions that I like, but they don’t match the vision I had in my head.

I did the first two during my break at work (I’m alone in our staff room during my breaks) with no references for anatomy. The third I did at home using a reference, which is why he turned out beefy all of a sudden. Then I tried to make a mixture between my original images and the reference.

I think I like number one and number five the best. Which one’s your favourite?

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 Strömparken

We’ve got lots of parks in my city, but one of the most beautiful is Strömparken. The city has made a stream for the salmon to procreate within and I drew part of this stream, with one of the small islands rising up out of it. I’m really happy with how this sketch turned out.

But it was a miracle that I finished. It kept starting to rain, only to stop when we decided to move, only to start raining again five minutes later. There was just no winning!

June 25th 2017.

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.

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.