Sunday, November 30, 2008

Week 47


I decided to try different themes on my weekly drawings, just to get some variation. Last week I went for Jan Vermeer van Delft. I like the light in his paintings, usually coming from a window on one side of the scene. He captures it so beautifully, and trying to translate it into ink hatchings was not really doable, but a fun challenge.

Week 48 didn´t get a weekly drawing, I have had so many other things to do. I don´t want these weeklies to become a chore, so I just skipped it this week.

26 x 17,5 cm, Lamy Safari with Noodler´s Polar Black ink and watercolours on unknown sketchbook paper.

17 comments:

Lynn said...

Nina, that's lovely! I recognized those as Vermeers. You did such an excellent job.

winna said...

This I love---you handled it so well---just marvelous work.

autumn's darkroom said...

This is really great, love the Vermeers!

Ann said...

Beautiful! What a good idea to focus on a theme too.

christine said...

What a wonderful idea to choose this theme as your focus! These are terrific Vermeers. Great hatching/shadow work.

rrARTz said...

i love this! the details are just wonderful!

Margaret Ann said...

You have such a beautiful touch with your people illustrations...I especially like the way you handled the light in these! :)

Anita Davies said...

Oh Nina, this is a fabulous page!!!
I think the ink worked wonderfully.

Sarah Ketelaars said...

Great idea and beautifully executed as always.

Mein Malblog said...

Hey, I'm glad I found your blog...you are so creative and I really like your work a lot. Will have a look again, cu

Lucie said...

Just found your blog and I will often come back!

bodiley said...

me encantan tus dibujos

Maggie Latham said...

Nina, I found your blog through bodiley who left a comment on one of my blogs.....Just wanted to say that I love your sketchbooks in your portfolio section. Will look at more of your blog when I have time to sit down with a cup of tea!

Jonathan said...

Hej, vilken trevlig blogg.
Hit kommer jag att komma oftare. :)

flevolaf said...

Hej Nina – jag har hittat hit via dina fina alster på Urban Sketchers. Noodler´s Polar Black ink verkar vara vattenfast och fungera i din Lamy reservoarpenna – var handlar du det?

Nina Johansson said...

Flevolaf, jag köper det på NK i Stockholm (pappersavdelningen i källaren). De har Lamy Safari också.
Polar black är TYP vattenfast, bättre än vanlig Black som gärna pärlar sig på pappersytan. Det beror lite på vilket papper man använder också, men det mesta funkar bara inte pappersytan är för hård/blank/pressad. Då tar det tid för bläcket att torka, blir lätt lite kladdigt.
Lexington gray är trevligt också, torkar nästan ännu bättre och snabbare än båda typerna av black.
Egentligen ska det vara lite cellulosa i papperet för att Noodler´s ska bli vattenfast, men jag har ingen aning om det är det i mina papper, jag tycker det funkar ändå jag.

CATI said...

I like this little simplified vermeers which are keeping this northern light!.
But I love your sketch books in your web too very much! I am sure to add you and have sometimes a look at your work ! :-) Thank you!