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.
Since the City Museum is a treasure trove of motifs, we’ve decided to do a couple of more sessions at it. Since the weather’s getting quite bad here in Sweden, we need indoor places to sketch and this makes for a really nice location.
This time I drew this barbershop window and I’m really happy with how the image turned out. The chair almost drove me bonkers to draw. After struggling for a while, I decided to ink the table and the cabinet and then return to the chair later. When I had finished inking those parts, I realised what had been frustrating me about the chair and could re-draw it properly.
I’m so pleased with the inking in this one. But my favourite part might be the brushes, haha. They turned out really well.
October 16th 2016.
The Urban Sketchers group took a trip to the local City Museum. Free of entry and with these cool little scenes showing off the city’s industrial heritage. It was difficult to pick what to draw, but I did finally pick this hat-makers’ window.
I think I made so many poor choices with this one, but there are parts I like. For instance, conveying the shapes of the different part of equiptment. I have no idea what most of them were, though. I just thought they looked cool. I like how the hat end up the focus point.
But I need to either bring a ruler to these events or learn how to draw straight lines!
October 9th 2016.