March drawings – it’s getting better

I took my time on a couple of the drawings. Without all the daily drawings I would never have made it this far.

Never before have I drawn as much as i did in the last month. Apart from the 100 people in 1 week I also kept up the daily drawings. Some days I started to practice life drawing so I can start putting some bodies under the faces I’m drawing. So far I’m only drawing from video on Croquis-cafe. They have some great recordings of 10 poses in 20 minutes, it’s sort of like a traditional figure drawing class. They are also great if after a long day I still haven’t done my daily drawing, then I just start one of the videos and know that I’ll be done in 20 minutes. I already filled a pile of A2 sheets with quick sketches. They’r great practice, but not interesting enough to post.

Today I filled the last page in my sketch book. The next sketchbook should behave better with wet media, so hopefully I can have some fun with watercolours and ink washes too. Hope it’s good because it has 95 sheets in it so I’ll be carrying it around for a long time – even with a daily drawing.

Sktchy are doing a drawing challenge in April where they send a daily assignment. I of course joined, now I won’t have to worry about what to draw all month 😉

Daily drawings – now with faces!

Still doing my daily drawing, managed to do one for every day of January. I finally built up the courage to start drawing faces. Warmed up with a few cartoon faces and then started drawing from photos – apart from the very first drawing and 4 Andy Warhole polaroids – all the reference photos are from the Sktchy app. I can highly recommend the app if you are looking for people to draw/inspiration – or if you would like someone to draw you. It’s very much like Instagram; some upload photos, some drawings or both. The two are linked, just swipe to the right on a drawing and you can see the reference photo used for the drawing. (sktchy: @Svend Soenderby)

I also gave my self a challenge to draw a face every day of February. I even gave it a fancy name/tag #FebruaryFaces only to discover that I was very far from the first to come up with this brilliant idea – but the more the merrier 🙂 I have basically already been drawing faces for a month now, and it is really helping my drawing. Hopefully I’ll have 28 to show at the end of February.

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.

Holiday drawings from Lisbon

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Going to Lisbon on summer holiday this year I was planing to do a lot of drawing and dipping my toes into watercolours and urban sketching. I even got myself a new watercolour sketchbook and added 2 new colours to my watercolour set.

There is still no drawings in my watercolour sketchbook, but I did make daily ink drawings in a super cheap 21×21 sketchbook I normally use for doodling. I also made a few pencil sketches in a very small sketchbook I got in a goody bag at a party arranged by my 4 year old niece. I only did one small watercolour and that ended up being used as a postcard.

To make up for my missing watercolour drawings I picked up the book “Lisboa por/by Urban Sketchers” – 120 drawings by 45 sketchers. I knew about the book before we went to Lisbon. It was not easy to find, the only place I found the book was in the gift shop at the Berardo Museum. It’s a great little book, much better souvenir then anything you can find in a souvenir shop.

Super cool city/area. Back in Denmark now, the temperature 15-20 degrees lower and it’s raining buckets – I guess todays drawing won’t be Urban Sketching with watercolour either…

Getting back to drawing daily

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I’m finally getting back to drawing daily – it’s been too long. No theme or specific sketchbook, it’s one very mixed collection of ink and graphite drawings on all sorts of papers and sketchbooks.
I just got myself a Moleskine watercolour sketchbook, so I guess it’s time to get the colours going too 🙂

Here is a few mixed drawings from the last weeks.