A treehouse in Vietnam

Traveling in South East Asia a few years ago, we came over a real chaotic looking treehouse in Vietnam. It may have been as stable and solid as any other treehouse you'll find, but I did'nt really get the urge to try and climb up to it (and I don't know if it was allowed…

A Mexican Fiesta!

I've been really into drawing sketches from real life lately. It's so much fun to restore old memories with your own pen, and extremely challenging to get it all looking right. Just the simple process of making the perspectives right, or to put the right things into the correct layer, can be a real struggle…

An abandoned discoteca in Mexico

As you may, or may not, have noticed, I tried painting a roofless house from Cozumel, Mexico a few posts ago. As I wrote in the post, Cozumel is one of the most colourful places I've ever visited. There were things to photograph at every street corner, which means that there were a lot to…

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…

Abstract man

I recently bought a book about watercolour painting by Jean Haines called "Jean Haynes' World of watercolour. Anyway, in the opening chapter I saw this really cool abstract painting of a man in a suit or jacket. Painted with no clear face or clothing. I got really inspired by it, and had a go at…

The very first time lapse

After getting a new camera, I figured a painting session would be a nice opportunity to test out the new time lapse function. So I mounted it on top of my desk and had a go at it. The painting is a watercoloured cat, based on a ruff pencil sketch. It took about 90 minutes…

Sea creature sunday

I've been having a real urge lately to try and paint some watercolour sea creatures. More specific, some sharks and whales. So I picked up some watercolour pencils, and drew up the outlines of a great white shark, a killer whale, and a whale I don't really know the name of. The final step was…

A watercolour whale

I've always wanted to paint a whale, to see if I could do it and make it look right. I guess you have to get the movement right, and the shape of the body in the water. After sketching in the outlines with a watercolour pencil, I had a go at it today. I think…

Some Shibasaki-inspired paintings

As I want to get better at watercolour painting, I've been doing some tutorials from Youtube. Most of them by the painter Shibasaki, who I think make some great paintings in record time. Two of the paintings I've been inspired by, are one with a dinghy on a sunset lake, and one with a fishing…