Saturday, 28 July 2012

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Ice cream weather

icecream by the canal
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sketching at suppestegogis

Hanging out at suppestegogis with the family after a visit to the library - they have really good ices in copious servings (suppestegogis that is, not the library). I took the oportunity to do a sketch.

sketching at suppestegogis

Tuesday, 24 July 2012


Spent the afternoon at Dyrehaven - Aarhus Deer Park - with R and my sketchkit today.

dådyrakvarel i dyrehaven
dessin sur l'herbesketching at dyrehaven

Absolutely perfect weather. The does were all either fit to burst or already nursing young kids. The males were busy growing their antlers - in a couple of months there will be fighting.

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Waterbrush and aquarelle paints (gamboge lake, ultramarine, payne's grey, cerulean, brunt umber and a touch of raw siena), with touches of watercolour pencil. Double page spread in A4 watercolour journal.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Drawing with paint

drawing with paint

Waterbrush and aquarelle paints - yellow ochre, raw siena, burnt umber and payne's grey.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Summer colour

I had a visit from Anette yesterday, and we sketched together in the garden.

summer sketchingsummer sketching

sketching on the porch

I tried to catch the effect of the dappled light in my quick portrait:
dappled light and blue eyes

It finally looks like we are going to have a period of dry and sunny weather. Now all I need is a little energy to profit from it.

Evening scribbles with the telly on in the background - click through the image for a larger version.

Friday, 20 July 2012


Quickly, quickly - before dinner is served! In next to no time the food is on the table and time is up. Your imagination is required to fill in the blanks...

in progresshurried sketching

be quick
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Watercolour and watercolour pencils in A4 size sketchbook - double page spread.


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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Monday, 16 July 2012


Drawings from the weekend.

sleeping on the fatboy

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More double spreads in the large watercolour holiday journal. I haven't drawn anything the last couple of days.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Afternoon nap

afternoon nap
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Full spread in large A4 landscape format watercolour sketchbook.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Ubiquitous dog

Sit down on the sofa and a furry, warm little dog will magically appear in your lap.

evening games

bored with a cold

Smaller watercolour journal.

Monday, 9 July 2012

New sketchbook

I got a new A4 landscape watercolour sketchbook today. This will be my summer holiday journal.


Too much talking and not enough concentration while I was working on this, but I like how the textiles turned out with multiple layers of applied paint and pencil.

Sunday, 8 July 2012


Just a quick sketch in my smaller watercolour sketchbook tonight. Tomorrow I will go to town and buy a large one.

girl and gigi

S reading on the mobile with Gigi in her lap.
I worked the paint more dry in this for a change. Very limited colour palette - mostly yellow ochre and raw siena, with a little burnt umber and touches of cadmium red, payne's grey and cerulean. Rose, burnt umber and cold dark grey watercolour pencil for accents.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Late night Skyrim

Sketching the other daughter at the PlayStation for once. It got quite dark and I ended up overworking the face.

late night drawinglate night drawing

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Watercolour with waterbrush, and watercolour pencils. This is the last spread in my large A4 watercolour sketchbook - I will have to go to town on Monday and get a new one.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Kitchen sketch

Drawing while S cooked pizza tonight - too much going on at once to keep track of what I was doing.

sketching in the kitchensketching in the kitchen

sketching in the kitchen

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Double spread in large A4 watercolour sketchbook.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Holiday visit

watercolour sketching


The scanner had trouble picking up the details in this.
Waterbrush with watercolours (yellow ochre, payne's grey, cerulean, burnt umber and touches of cadmium red) and watercolour pencils (rose, light and dark grey, brown). Done in my large A4 watercolour sketchbook.