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.

Monday, November 24, 2008

After the storm

The whole eastern part of Sweden had a snow storm last night, and it kept snowing most of the day today. Everything sounds muffled outside, the gray gloom of autumn suddenly turned bright white and everything is so beautiful. And of course, since this is Stockholm, the traffic is total chaos.

The first drawing is the view from my office at work, suddenly a very aesthetic and clean image. The second is the view from our kitchen window a little later in the afternoon. You´ve got to love winter when it shows itself from it´s best like this. After the storm, that is.

15 x 10,5 cm, Lamy Safari with Noodler´s Polar black ink and Faber Castell coloured pencils on some crappy brown paper.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Week 46

This week´s drawing took me a week and a half to finish. I´ve realized my weeks contain pretty much the same things, same habits, so I´m finding it hard to find new stuff to draw that interests me. I´ll be trying some themes for my weekly drawings for a while, to get some variation in them. We´ll see where that leads...

26 x 17 cm, Deleter Neopiko fineliner and Lamy Safari with Noodler´s Lexington gray ink on some paper I don´t know the name of.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Week 45

Another week gone by, and a sepia pen gave up on me already on the first half of this spread.

With this, the sketchbook is full. Oh joy, now I can go choose a new one! I have a few waiting... :)

26 x 12,5 cm, Deleter Neopiko fineliners on Fabriano Artistico hot press paper.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Week 44

Tried not to be so colourful this time. ;)

26 x 12,5 cm, Deleter Neopiko fineliner and Pitt brush pen on Fabriano Artistico hot press paper.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Week 43

I´m a bit behind on posting my weekly drawings, don´t know where that came from... Last week I was working with brightly coloured Staedtler triplus fineliners the whole week, trying to avoid the darkest darks as much as possible.

26 x 15,5 cm, Staedtler Triplus fineliners on Fabriano Artistico hot press paper.