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A Beetle in Mexico

Another couple of sketches, as I just have so much fun drawing them at the moment. The first one is of a Volkswagen Beetle, which we walked by in Cozumel, Mexico a few years back. Cozumel, Mexico This is actually my first attempt on drawing a "proper" car (I think), and for some reason I…

Chinatown, New York

This is another quick sketch I did right after the ones I published in my last post. I think it's great fun to do these kind of sketches, which gives me no time to get hung up in mistakes or proportions not being spot on. This also gives a very different look than in watercolour…

Sketching fast and loose

I've read that quick sketching is a great way to learn to draw the most important things and lines in a drawing. By forcing yourself to draw quickly, you'll need to find the areas and features you want to focus on, and decide to leave some other things behind. So I decided I would do…

Cinque Terre, Italy

For this painting I wanted to use a different set of colours than I've been using lately. More precise, I wanted to use some pastel colours. A good place to start when it comes to buildings painted with pastel colours is Southern Europe. I chose a scenery from Cinque Terre, Italy, showing a small, narrow…

The main street of Oatman

For this painting, I wanted to have a go at the main street of Oatman, US, which we visited in 2014. This is the photograph I decided to use: Oatman, Arizona I don't have any pictures of either the initial sketch or wash, though. This because it actually took me three attempts to get a…

A watercolour bouquet

In my last post I ended up making a marker bouquet. This was my first attempt at drawing a bouquet, and afterwards I really got an urge to repeat it. It just felt extremely calming drawing the petals and flowerheads, and giving them some colour. This time I wanted to use an approach I've seen…

It became a marker bouquet

In my last post I showed a bouquet i drew, using a fine liner pen. It looked like this: An ink bouquet When I drew it, I was sure I would splash some watercolour on it. Just putting in some vibrant colours and hope for the best. After it was done, though, I got the…

An ink bouquet

This is my first attempt drawing flowers up close, which ended up as a bouquet. An ink bouquet I just felt in the mood for drawing some petals and flower heads, and started a doodle at the livingroom table. It was so relaxing watching the bouquet grow larger, just letting the hand work freely. Now…

A gas station in Death Valley

This was an attempt to paint a gas station in Death Valley, California, which we visited on a road trip in 2014. A gas station in Death Valley We actually had kind of a nerve wracking start to the whole trip, as an oil lamp suddenly got turned on on the dashboard of our rental…