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…

Getting into the sketching

I've been visiting the Urban Sketchers site a lot lately, simply because I really like the whole style of drawing and painting. There is something really energetic and lively about a quick pen stroke, which I think can end up looking even better than a carefully selected one. So, in my last post, I thought…

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…

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…

First attempt at watercolours

I've found that painting with oils, or water soluble oil paint as I usually do, take a certain amount of time. Both when it comes to picking it all up, organizing it, making out the right palette, and to finish it up, rinsing out the brushes and cleaning up the¬†additional supplies. Don't get me wrong,…