Canals of Venice

We went to Venice a couple of years ago. Only doing paintings at the time, I didn't see all the potential the city has for sketching. So I wanted to draw some now, based on both memory and photos. The canals are pretty fascinating, so I ended up concentrating on those. The first one is…

I wonder how they got there..

I wonder how they got there.. This is a sketch from Cozumel, Mexico, which we visited a few years back. Walking around the city we passed this sports car with some interesting features. It could be something far less dramatic, but my mind instantly thought of them as bullet holes or some attack with a…

«I don’t need to be polite»

"I don't need to be polite" «I'm on vacation. I don't need to be polite!» We heard this statement from two charming woman a few years ago, laying in front of us on their sunbeds on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. They were talking about how they behaved towards the staff on the cruise…

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…