Saturday, March 25, 2006

Sketches from Paris

It´s been a few weeks now since we came home from Paris, but I thought I´d post a page I made there in my sketchbook. It´s the first time I´ve been sitting in a pavement café in the beginning of March, drawing. Sweden is usually still in winter in March...

Monday, March 13, 2006

EDM challenge no. 56

Self portraits are so hard to make. Or portraits are hard to make, no matter who you´re drawing. I tend to get stuck in the little details and when I´m finished I find that the left eye is misplaced or the nose is too long or whatever. Like in the b/w one here (of course, most of you wouldn´t know, you just have to take my word for it). After making that one I thought - what if I make another one without any lines at all, that should make it hard to get stuck in details. So, with watercolors and a brush, I tried again. Just to discover that it wasn´t easier at all. Oh well. I guess it takes a bit more practice.

Anyway, I think I succeeded in capturing one thing: that almost angry, concentrated look (here with a slight touch of squint) you get from watching yourself in the mirror for too long...

Monday, March 06, 2006

Flying watercolors

It´s been a while since I posted because I´ve been on a vacation to Paris. Wonderful as always, visited plenty of nice art supply stores, spent some time drawing, lots of time walking and just generally relaxing. Watched the Olympic games hockey final between Sweden and Finland on hotel TV with French commentators (how odd!) and almost felt a bit honored by the fact that the commentators sounded as excited over the Swedish victory as if the French would have won the whole thing.

On our flight home I tried something new - I painted this watercolor (in my sketchbook) at 10.000 meters. A little shaky here and there due to turbulence (or maybe the fact that there isn´t much wine left in the bottle...), but still - an interesting experience.