Sketchings from Cozumel, Mexico

As I've learned in the recent weeks, sketching real life people and buildings are much harder than sketching by imagination. There is something about getting the movements, perspectives and proportions right that can be a bit baffling sometimes. So, I figured that is something I should do more of. How else would you get better…

Dancing around with anatomy

As a way of becoming a better painter and drawer, I bought some tutorial books to study. One of the assignments in the books is to draw people dancing. By catching a moment of a dance, you need to get the movements of their body right. It becomes really clear if you mess it up, since…

My first sketchbook

In the spring of this year, after two years of oil painting, I decided it was time to expand my repertoire when it came to painting and drawing. Partly because I think it will help me become a better allrounder, but also because doing oil paintings demands a certain amount of free time. A pen…

Getting into the sketching

I've been visiting the Urban Sketchers site a lot lately, simply because I really like the whole style of drawing and painting. There is something really energetic and lively about a quick pen stroke, which I think can end up looking even better than a carefully selected one. So, in my last post, I thought…

Testing out the pencils

As I've recently decided to try out new material and techniques, such as pencil drawing, pen drawing and markers, I decided to have a go at the pencils in my latest session. The thought of it all is that becoming better in the different fields will help me develop my skills in each and every…

“I’m talkin’ about like a big bear”

Sorting out some storage boxes in the attic, I came over this old, illustrated version of "The Jungle Book". It was quite fun to read again, but most of all I enjoyed all the cool illustrations in it. So I decided to have a go at some of them myself. I first chose one where…