Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Sketching in town

sketching in aarhus


sketching in aarhus

the cykling mayor


sketching in aarhus
snapshot by my friend Anette

Sunny weather and streets full of tourists and students fresh out of school. Icecream, fresh peas and pounds of ripe strawberries - it is summer in Aarhus.
You can click through the sketches to find an image-description on Flickr.

Monday, 27 June 2011


new dress

Late night sketch of some new summer clothes while waiting for sleep. Last night was clear and the sky never darkened beyond a dawn glow (bedroom window faces North). Bats were abroad. No nightinggales though - maybe they're done singing for the year.

Ink pen, red colour pencil and blue brush marker.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Breaking Boulevard

I went by Archauz on Wednesday to have a look at the on-going festival (last day tomorrow) and catch the performance of Martha Carbayo.

cirkus skunk & martha carbayo

cirkus skunk & martha carbayo

cirkus skunk & martha carbayo

cirkus tværs

cirkus skunk & martha carbayo

Friday night I'll be catching the show in Archauz, probably sans sketchbook.

Most of these done in great haste using Tria brush markers filled with Ecoline inks. Sketch of the juggler done in graphite, and the grey brush pen is a Faber-Castell Pitt pen.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Sketching at the percussion student concert

Wednesday night at Aarhus Musikskole.

student concert . percussion

student concert . percussion

Students and audience in the small classroom, packed with instruments.

student concert . percussion

student concert . percussion

I had a bit of trouble with the brushpen drying up - it's been shedding the last remains of the India Ink.

student concert . percussion

student concert . percussion

Large, not quite A4, Moleskine cahier and a Tria brush pen marker filled with Ecoline ink.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Getting the brushpens going again

I brought out the brushpens again. The one with India ink had dried stiff in the brush, so I emptied the reservoir and left the tip in alcohol overnight. It has now been refilled with Ecoline ink in brown.

ink blobs
I had a spot of trouble with the first sketch - blobs and drying, and of course the blobs had to be on her face...

sketchkiteating out

sketching at sushi+sushi lunch

We've been having the most wonderful sunny weather over the weekend, following a very wet May. Ices and sidewalk cafes are suddenly iresistable.


resting hens

Still a lot less sketching than I would like, but at least this sketchbook now has a few entries from the past week.


Brushpens with Ecoline ink, and Pigma Micron pen.