Tracking the Trail

I've come to realize that my sketchbook in many ways has become my comfort zone. In my sketchbook I draw people. They are often outside, in nature. Looking at birds and having a nice time. Or maybe a short walk into the city (but never too far away from the trails). I like doing these…

Cafe Street – Done

In my last post I'd just finished a pen drawing showing a busy cafe street. It looked like this: It was not all done, though, as I wanted to add a stroke of watercolour to it. It took me about one and a half hours laying it, making sure I didn't paint across the lines.…

Cafe Street – In progress

I want to pick up my micron pens again, after almost a year for them lying in the dark in my drawer. I've been doing pen drawings in my sketchbook with my sailor fountain pen, but that's with water soluble ink. Now I want to add some watercolour to finish the drawing off, and that's…

A car from afar

Doing a quick doodle has become quite easy after I purchased a small sketchbook for pen drawings about a month ago. Being able to do a sketch in about 10 - 30 minutes is a great option when there's some spare time at hand. It's also a great way to stay connected with my sailor…

A tatty, old marketplace

If you don't have any other option, this may be the marketplace you end up visiting: I drew it in my sketchbook in about half an hour using a sailor fountain pen, and are quite happy with how it turned out. I got some more practise drawing people using a pen as well. So that's…

Same Same, but Different

It's a saying we heard a lot when we were traveling in Southeast Asia a few years back, and I find it fitting for the heading of this post. I've been spending a lot of time lately doing digital paintings in a new style, but haven't really adapted it to any other mediums. I have,…