Getting started with coloured pencils

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Still doing my daily drawings, but trying out something new; coloured pencils. Thought they might be fun to try out before a whole month of ink – InkTober. I kind of missed that it’s already the 1st. of October tomorrow. Have noting prepared, so I guess I’ll be busy tomorrow.

The coloured pencils are great to work with, but they are really time-consuming. Found time for a few drawings with fountain pen too.

Summer drawings

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Anna Anchers (out) house in Skagen

Managed to keep up the daily drawing all summer – or rather 7 drawings a week, there were a fair few catch up days with more than one drawing. No theme, just a weird mixture of drawings.

Mostly used a very cheap sketchbook which has a big drawback; it can’t take even a light wash of watercolour. Some of the “urban sketching” drawings could really have done with a splash of colour. Need to find some sketchbooks with smooth white paper good for fountain pen, pencil and watercolour.

Draw Professor Adelart day

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The following might only make sense to those who knew Bruno.

Oliver and I decided to make Bruno’s birthday, 10th of May, our official “Draw Professor Adelart day” so we won’t forget to draw him. It would be even more fun if more would join us, so we spread the idea to some of Bruno’s friends. We hope a lot you had fun drawing today.
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My first holiday sketch book

It has always bugged me that i couldn’t draw. I newer learned it. I grew up thinking that drawing was something magical you either could or couldn’t do. Thats rubbish. Like with all other things you have to learn it and practise – practise a lot.

My son loves to draw and that inspired me to finally start drawing with him. In the spring I for the very first time brought a sketch book with me and tried to draw what i saw. Not very pretty, but it was a start.

So when vacation time was getting closer I bought a new sketch book and decided to try to make a drawing for every day of the holiday. And I did it. The cool thing is that after the holiday we’ve actually look more at the drawings then the photos we took.

Still a very very long way to go before I can draw the drawings I’d like to draw, but it’s getting better and its fun. I just need to make loads more drawings to get better (and maybe get a bit of help from someone who actually knows how to draw).

Pencilholder made of pencils

Pencilholders are too often old coffee mugs or boring steel things from the local office supply shop. Not my style, so I made my own of 24 pencils. The plastic bit was designed in Cinema 4d and printed in plastic.

Unfortunately I made a small calculating mistake so I had to ”modify” the pencils to make them fit. It spoils the idea that the pencils are not easily inter-changable and not completely parallel. I will definitely be making a new version of this one.

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