Monday, 31 January 2011

New desk

Last entry in this book - time to choose a new large sketchbook journal. This one was begun in March 2010, so slightly less than a year to fill it up. I have completed a couple of pocket sketchbooks and a travel sketchbook (England) during the same period. It's nice to see productivity finally rising a bit.

new desk

S at her new desk - ratios are off. Brush tip marker.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

New colours

How do you like this selection?

new colours

They're so delicious I almost want to eat them. I bought them today for an experiment with toned papers that I am planning on. I also bought three huge sheets of toned paper - a grey, a cold blue and a dusty green:

new paper

I plan on making a simple accordion sketchbook with all three colours represented. Either using a butchered second hand hard back, or the super simple minimalist accordion with a stiff back and front but no spine.

I forget whether the paper was Canson or Fabriano. The pencils are Faber-Castell Polychromos.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011


R watching the World Championship in men's handball on TV - Denmark is playing Sweden for a place in the semi-finals. Result: 27-24.


Graphite and coloured pencils in my sketchbook journal.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Days, pages

Sketch-date last weekend at ARoS Museum:
tea and sketching

the settingA sketching


Unfinished page:
unfinished page

Very little sketching going on due to lingering cold.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Altura pit stop

Absolutely scrumptious chocolate and blackcurrant muffin from Jeremy's Brød.

altura kaffepause

altura coffee break

Ink pen and coloured pencils. I removed the text in PS.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Evening sketch

My daughter is completely engrossed in Assassin's Creed III at the moment.

assassins creed III

This was worked and re-worked quite loosely in the semi-dark. Graphite and coloured pencils in sketchbook.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011


A visit from my sketch-buddy today - looking through sketchbooks, drinking tea, and doing a bit of sketching as well.


Graphite and coloured pencils.

Monday, 3 January 2011


I'm thinking about starting to use at least some of my sketchbooks in a different way - including notes, ideas, journaling, unfinished pages, etc. The problem with text on pages is that blocking it out often ruins the page, yet I might not want to post my ramblings online for all the world to see and read.

after work

Perhaps I will stop posting scans of every page, so that I may have a more private space to do my thinking with a pen, although I kind of liked that dogma for my sketchbooks - scan and post everything, not just the good stuff.

Pencil, colour pencils, and ink pen in large sketchbook journal. Pit stop at the cafe after work - cappuccino and a sketch.

Saturday, 1 January 2011