How To Get There – A Simple Evening Drawing

This is a simple evening drawing. Made in my sketchbook using a fountain pen. It features a man. And the question of how to get to his destination. Or should he even try? I don't know. And I like to leave those questions hanging. I also did another drawing. Of nothing at all, really. Just…

Pushing The Boundaries – A Digital Layer On A Physical Drawing

I've mostly kept my physical and digital work separated. Somehow, I feel that's the right thing to do. Like a digital layer would ruin the authenticity of a physical drawing. How seriously I take myself and these simple drawings... Well, let's just have some fun. Let's try it out. And just let it be what…

People Walking – Not An Easy Subject

I’ve been making quite a few drawings of people walking lately. And I don’t think it’s an easy subject. There has to be movement. And it has to look right.  I hadn’t really planned adding dogs to the scene. They just ended up there. It felt natural. And the last sketch ended up looking like…

Letting The Ink Flow

I had such fun doing ink drawings last time. So there was really no need to stop. I’m letting the ink flow with a few new drawings. As you may have guessed, there are just a few more cabins. I make these drawings using a fountain pen in a moleskine book. I find that the…

Cabins Up High – Some Physical Drawings

I’ve done a lot of digital drawing lately. Because it’s easy to pick up. And fun to do. But it’ll never beat that feeling of a fountain pen scraping against paper. The sound. The resistance from the material. The ink glistening, waiting to dry. I wanted to experience that feeling again. So I picked up…

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…