Saturday, 28 January 2012

Naturhistorisk Museum

Sketching at the Museum of Natural History in Aarhus today.

natmus - common red squirrel

natmus - mountain fir, maple and sparrow

natmus - sparrow and moose

natmus - moose

And a spread of the accordion sketchbook:
museum accordion

Click through the images for a bit of text on the subjects. Pen, markers, watercolour pencils and a waterbrush for blending. These are all in a small pocket accordion. I have no photos to share of the sketching in situ, sadly.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Standing in line


 Pitt brush markers, pens, and colour pencils in pocket moleskine sketchbook.

Sunday, 22 January 2012



9B graphite pencil in sketchbook journal.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Reluctant model


Another go at sketching M's little cairn terrier. 9B graphite pencil in the sketchbook journal.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012



More graphite - 9B pencil in the sketchbook journal.



More graphite. This time our cat, forever melting on the heated floor while waiting for summer. Daler Rowney graphite pencil 9B in the new sketchbook journal.

Friday, 13 January 2012


Trying out a bit of graphite in the new sketchbook. The paper works well with the softer leads, but that also means the drawing smudges easily. I don't like to think about how many coats of fixer this will requite in order to not rub off on the opposing page...

M reading

I'm still getting quite a bit of blotching in the scan although I'm using a colour photo setting.
5B "thermo-bond" Apollo pencil in my new sketchbook journal. The text was done with a 4B Derwent Graphic which seemed quite a lot harder in the lead.

Thursday, 12 January 2012


Today with an impatient and fidgety model...

sketching with gigi

sketchy sketchy

3B pencil, watercolours and waterbrush.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

New sketchbook journal


The new book is a travelogue handbook from Global Art Materials Inc., and the paper is very different from the thick, smooth and tinted paper in the Moleskine sketchbooks that I have been using for the past years.


0.4 mm Artline pen, brown and green Pitt brush marker, and yellow ochre Polychromos colour pencil on the cup. Allsorts on the title page.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Last spread

The last spread in my sketchbook journal - time to crack open a new one for the new year.

fractured fruit

I used a 0.4 mm ink pen, Pitt brush markers in grey, brown, green, rose and yellow, Polychromos colour pencil in red, and a B graphite pencil.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Joys of life

A nice cup of tea and a good book.

the joys of life

Pen, markers and pencils in large moleskine sketchbook.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Domestic life

romantic comedies

M watching a film with a friend in our living room. Pencil and ink pen in large moleskine sketchbook.