Breathing – Back To The Coast

I've spent a lot of time in the forest lately. Drawing those lovely birch trees. Now, however, I wanted to get away for a bit. Heading towards the ocean. The ink pen has been substituted with a digital one. And it managed to fulfill my craving for some fresh, coastal air. The scenery is inspired…

Faltering Summer – Maybe The Sign Of A Break

I've been drawing a lot of birch trees recently. Or, trees in general, to be honest. This time it's depicting a faltering summer. The warm earth is getting just a bit colder. The green is clinging on to the last leafs. And it's getting ready for winter. I can't help thinking that this might be…

Calming Down The Colours – More Warm Days

In my last post I ended up with a summer scene quite like this. The difference between them, though, is that the last one had stronger, clearer and purer colours. I liked the look of it. But I felt that it could be softened up a bit. Giving the scene a warmer mix. Well, my…

A Glowing Summer – Keeping it Simple

This drawing is quite simple. Yet, I like it very much.  It didn't end up as loose as I wanted. And the colors of the wash are a bit more pure than originally planned. But it's so calm and peaceful. I would really like to go there. Hearing those birds chirping. Maybe feel that dull…

Focusing Real Hard On That Loose Style

I was quite happy with my last attempt at some birch trees, adding a little wash to the finished ink drawing. It was done in such a loose style, like I've always tried to manage. This time, though, it ended up much less satisfactory. The drawing itself is not that bad. But the wash is.…

Branching Out

Even though there's a lot of forest left in the world, the trees are growing in an increasingly confined space. More and more are being chopped down, either for usage or removal. It's a sad thought. Which made me think about a new idea for a painting: It's basically trees clinging on to the space…

Another Summer Day

I had so much fun drawing a summer scene in my last post. So I couldn't resist doing it just one more time. Most of the features from the last drawing are still there. The trees. The flowers. The bushes. The selective coloring, which I think makes it just a bit more interesting. I have…

Dressing Up For Spring

Trees, trees, trees. I hope you like them. Because here's another. And more are coming. This one shows a scene where the birch trees are dressing up for spring. I really enjoy drawing those flowers at the moment, as well. There's something rough about them. At the same time, that makes them more inviting. Not…

Taking the Birch Trees Into the Screen

I've done a lot of ink drawings depicting birch trees lately. I really enjoy that pen on paper feeling, working hard to keep the style loose. However, I was wondering if this style would work if trying to convey it to the screen. More precisely, by drawing them on my ipad. Well, there's only one…

Shield Your Eyes – They Might Burn

Well, I didn't do a terrific job with the photo of this painting, to say it mildly. I tried to make the background as bright as possible using photoshop. But, as you can see, that made the colors kind of neon strong. So, it might be a good idea squinting at this one. So your…