By the Ocean

When doing watercolours, I really enjoy the look of some blues, greens and yellows for a grassy hill. The way they blend together just looks so fresh, I think, and I should definitely use it more. This is one of the examples I'm talking about, where I think the hill ended up looking really nice:…

A Barn in the Field – Time lapse-video

This is a watercolour sketch/painting I made one evening, drawn from imagination: It started out with the grassy path, before the barn was added as what felt like a natural addition. The whole session can be viewed through this time lapse-video, which is about 45 seconds long: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5njhHM6npNU I hope you like it, and are…

A Home with a View

This is what I would call a home with a view: I don't have this view in my home, though. So I'll just have to imagine how it looks like. I also made a time lapse-video of the session, which I hope you'll have a look at and enjoy: https://youtu.be/eFB7DBh6zRg I also hope you're having…

Working the Field – From Start to Finish

I got this idea about doing a sketch/painting of a farm with some worn out field in front of it. I wasn't all clear to me how I wanted it to look, so I did a sketch in my sketchbook to try and work it out: I decided that this was an okay base to…

A Bridge over Calm Water

To get some practise drawing landscape scenes, I did this sketch a few weeks ago: It's inspired by a drawing from an old tutorial book I got all the way back in the 90's. I'm happy with how the houses ended up, and the bridge and bushes are quite nice as well. With a bit…

A San Francisco Sketch

This is a sketch inspired by a photo we took in San Francisco back in 2014, which looks like this: I tried to pick out some of the buildings for the sketch, and do my own take on it. The pen version ended up like this: I then added some watercolour to the mix, which…

Hold the Line

"Hold The Line" by Toto. That's the song going on repeat in my head when drawing buildings. Basically because I've learned that sticking to one line for each structure makes it look the way I want it to. Then there's hatching and cross hatching to add shadows and depth. So, even though the lines turned…

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.…

A difficult return to watercolours

I've been spending a lot of time lately doing digital drawings in a new style. The rest of the time I've been doing pen drawings in my sketchbook, using the same style 🙂 So I figured it was time for a visit back to watercolours, to make sure I kept my hands warm with the…