Sunday, 26 February 2012


S had her hair cut yesterday - short for spring.

new haircut

9B graphite in sketchbook journal.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Sketching together

I met up with Marie, Inge, Marvin and Anette at the local museum of natural history today.

anette sketchingturtle doves
anettes turtle dove watercolour

marvin sketchingour sketchbooks

Since I didn't get around to sketching any bones the last time I visited, I decided to start out with the skulls this time around:
african predators

I also wanted to sketch some of the birds, but ended up just doing this cheeky lady - a rook:

The rest of my sketches were of the other sketchers - I only missed one this time around:
the littlest sketcher
sketching the sketcher

And the entire spread from this round:
museum of natural history accordion, part 2
view larger

All done in a pocket accordion Moleskine using markers, (water)colour pencils, and a graphite pencil.

Saturday, 18 February 2012


The player of games has returned.

late night skyrim

redguard afoot

late night skyrim

Experimenting with watercolour. Size 8 sable brush in A4 folio Moleskine watercolour sketchbook. You can see the contents of my palette here: minimal watercolour palette - just move your cursor over the image and the names of the colours will pop up.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Still life with book

book and grapes

9B pencil in sketchbook journal. Same book as in the previous entry ;)

Friday, 10 February 2012

The art of urban sketching

I finally received my copy of this book about urban sketching, featuring a large number of artists from around the world.

the art of urban sketching

There is a spread on sketching in Aarhus, with an artist's profile on me.

aarhus spread with artist's profile

Also a wide variety of sections on sketching various subjects under diverse conditions all around the globe.


I'm looking forward to reading through this, getting a look behind the scenes of various urban sketchers at work, and just enjoying the many beautiful illustrations throughout. It's nice to be published in such good company!
Check out the Urban Sketchers organisation behind this book, which is curated and put together by Urban Sketchers founder Gabi Campanario, on our site The book is available worldwide through Amazon (where you can also have a look inside the book), or try asking for it at your local bookstore.

Thursday, 9 February 2012



9B graphite pencil in sketchbook journal.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Google's new terms of service

I'm not too happy with some of the wording of the terms of service provided by Google, and which will take effect on March 1st. Especially the following:

"When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide licence to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes that we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content."

My bolding in the above. I'm assuming the meaning is simply that they need to have the right to publish e.g. blog content on the web, display your entries on Google+ to your network, etc., but it does not actually state any such limitations. How about a digital guide to your city, featuring photos you shared via Picasa, blog entries you wrote on good places to eat out, and sketches you shared from around town?

Google also states that: "This license continues even if you stop using our Services (for example, for a business listing that you have added to Google Maps)", meaning that you will not neccesarily be allowed to remove content you have added to e.g. Google Maps.

Since Google Maps is specifically listed as a place where Google retains rights to your published material, even after you discontinue use of the service, I have set my Aarhus map (showing my urban sketches from the town) to private for the time being. I'm keeping it private until I can ascertain that displaying it publicly does not mean losing control over my images for the future.

Perhaps I am being overly cautious, how do you deal with these things in your online life?