Thursday, February 19, 2009
I went to the Swedish Museum of National History with a friend thursday evening and made some sketches. I have drawn this first fella once before, but from another angle. I like him a lot, he´s got such a personality. I had a lot of fun, and I just know I´ll have to stop by this museum again some time, there´s about a billion things left in there that I didn´t have time to draw this time...
13 x 18 cm, drawing 1: Lamy Safari with Noodler´s Lexington gray ink, drawing 2: Copic Multiliner SP, both on sketchbook pages.
Upplagd av Nina Johansson kl. 22:51
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Another little watercolour experiment. It´s great fun to do these tiny try-outs, they often end up completely different than I thought they would. That´s what is so great about watercolours - if you stop trying to control them, they will perform wonderful tricks for you!
The principle I had here was trying to get that paint onto the paper without necessarily using a brush. Try it - grab anything that you think could possibly move paint from your palette to the paper, and don´t give up too soon! This took me about two hours, where most of the time was spent waiting for paint layers to dry.
12 x 12 cm, watercolours on Arches 300 gsm watercolour paper (cold pressed, I think).
Upplagd av Nina Johansson kl. 18:36
Monday, February 16, 2009
The reason I haven´t been posting so many drawings lately, is that I´ve been painting instead. I´m not posting the paintings I´ve done so far, I have a cunning plan for them and if it works out you´ll see them here later on. (If it doesn´t work out you´ll see them earlier...)
Meanwhile, I´m posting these experiments I did tonight. Sort of sketches or try-outs for bigger paintings. None of these are good enough for larger works, though, but they´re fun to make and I´m learning a lot as I go along.
12 x 12 cm, watercolours on Arches 300 gsm watercolour paper.
Upplagd av Nina Johansson kl. 22:12
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thank you so much for all your get-well-wishes, I appreciated each and every one of them! I´ve been invisible for a while, I know, but not because the cold defeated me. I was actually drowning in pens! Man, I had too many pens! I never thought I´d say that, but it´s true. I didn´t even use half of them. Went through some drawers full of them, and threw out 93 pens. I kid you not. 93! And it´s not like I don´t have any pens left now... Doesn´t that seem just a wee bit... obsessive to you?
In the process of clearing out pens I found a Pilot V5 Grip that will stay on for a few more days before I toss it out. It´s nice on this bad paper I´m using right now, but I don´t like the way it skips a line now and then, and I don´t like the fact that it´s not waterproof. It messes up the watercolours.
The bedside table drawing was inspired by Michael Nobbs who draws a lot of stuff around his house. Check him out, you just gotta love his drawings!
12,5 x 17 cm, Pilot V5 Grip on some unknown sketchbook paper.
Upplagd av Nina Johansson kl. 21:50