Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Domestic quotidian

Sketching in the sunroom with a cup of tea. Cat knows how to relax and enjoy life. Dog fidgets.


Drawing fidgety dog is not easy - she doesn't just change position, but keeps getting up and finding a new place to settle for a few moments. We'll need to work on that.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Messy table


Another one, for practise :)



I haven't used graphite for a long time (either), and it shows (as well). Perhaps it's time to vary all the ink and marker work a bit.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Out of pratice

Brought out my watercolour today - small palette and waterbrush - and sat in the garden with my watercolour sketchbook. I am so very out of practice with this, and since I only started sketching intermittently in watercolour last summer, the result is some very fumbling work.

watercolour sketchbreak

too many greens

This was the first attempt, and I tried to do everything - as usual
out of practice
Very muddled and a sad lack of both focus and definition.

watercolour in the garden


And the second attempt, where I tried to do much less
greenhouse corner
Rather fresh and slightly boring, but otherwise okay.

Being able to do outdoor sketching again is so nice :)

Friday, 21 May 2010

Sidewalk Café

sketching at café sidewalk


sidewalk café

café sidewalk

Afternoon break at Café Sidewalk by the canal. Rough pen and marker sketch in large sketchbook journal.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010



Evening sketch

Waiting at a café for meeting-time to come around.

sketching banegårdspladsen

I sketched the intersection on railway square - Banegårdpladsen - as seen from the Baresso Coffeee Bar on the corner.


15 minutes and a handful of pens.


Thursday, 13 May 2010

Friday, 7 May 2010

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Exchange work

As you may know I am taking part in an international sketchbook exchange involving portrait drawing of all group members. You can follow our group here: Moly X Portrait 4, on our group blog. For the past couple of weeks I have been working on my entry for one of the books.

Some shots of my process from sketch to finished entry:

alecia's book - sketchy ideaswork in progress





I used ink pens, markers, and coloured pencils for this. The whole book has a certain 60's - 70's feel to it, so that inspired my entry. Some of my first sketches were in the style of a 60's Bond film poster, with the girl as a regular Bond babe, but I changed my mind before starting in the book proper. This book is off to Spain next, where it will be worked in by our German group member, who is currently studying in Barcelona.

Monday, 3 May 2010


Sketches from work.






Ink pen in pocket sketchbook.

Saturday, 1 May 2010