Haven’d done one of these in a while – little Luca from instagram’s yo.saba.saba
Another watercolour I’ve created during my holidays – a little turtle:)
It’s the Easter Holidays and as usual I try to draw and paint as much as possible. This humpback whale was drawn with Schmincke watercolour on stone paper – I’m quite fond of it:)
This is little Juliet – a watercolour portrait commission I’ve been working on Have a great day!:)
A couple of weeks ago I went to Boesner Oldenburg, one of my two local art supply stores (the other one is Plan B, a smaller one which I usually like to support). Boesner is a chain and sells its … Continue reading
A while ago I painted 2 year old Poppy from Instagram’s @piperandpoppies. I send the painting to Australia and about 3 weeks later Poppy ‘s mum posted this photo: This led to more portrait commissions – which is kind of … Continue reading
This girl’s name is Bea from @ensemblechildren – I found a picture of her on Instagram (a great source for reference photos) and immediately fell in love. Apparently she has down syndrome and the caption to one photo was: People … Continue reading
Sadly, on Monday night my little Grisou died. For a cat he was extremely devoted, he just loved being petted and also fishing in my neighbour’s pond:) I miss him very much!
I’ve got a new sketchbook.
It’s a moleskine watercolour notebook, size 21×13 cm (8,25 x 5″) and I bought it because of that particular size. I often draw in my bed and if the sketchbook is lying on my knees I can’t reach the top of the page comfortably.
When it arrived I felt excited and I immediately wanted to use it – but I thought: No my dear, you still got half of the pages of your old sketchbook left – discipline yourself and finish it before you use the next one.
And I did.
For a day or two …
Then I thought: Okay, just some watercolour samples on the first page … These turned into a sketch on the next page which turned into another sketch which turned into another sketch which turned …
The quality of the paper is so much better and it’s so much better for drawing with a Rapidograph (did anyone notice by the way that I’ve called it “Radiograph” in my older posts? My dad – not knowing much about art but still knowing quite a lot – told me as much on Friday. But – to my excuse – I’ve bought it on Amazon typing in the word “RaDIograph” in the search bar and RaPIDographs appeared).
So: Shame on me for not reading properly and for not restraining myself with the new sketchbook (and also for buying at Amazon.)
But(!): I’m still determined to fill that old sketchbook and because last week I’ve realized that I like the simplicity of black and white drawings I decided that there will be TWO sketchbooks from now on: One strictly for pen/pencil and the other one for pen/pencil/watercolours/acrylics/collage… (maybe it’ll develop into some kind of an art journal).
Here are two pages:
By the way: The moleskine was also bought at Amazon – but that was simply because I couldn’t get that size at my local art supplies stores.
Thanks for stopping by:)