Working the Field – From Start to Finish

I got this idea about doing a sketch/painting of a farm with some worn out field in front of it. I wasn't all clear to me how I wanted it to look, so I did a sketch in my sketchbook to try and work it out: I decided that this was an okay base to…

A Bridge over Calm Water

To get some practise drawing landscape scenes, I did this sketch a few weeks ago: It's inspired by a drawing from an old tutorial book I got all the way back in the 90's. I'm happy with how the houses ended up, and the bridge and bushes are quite nice as well. With a bit…

A San Francisco Sketch

This is a sketch inspired by a photo we took in San Francisco back in 2014, which looks like this: I tried to pick out some of the buildings for the sketch, and do my own take on it. The pen version ended up like this: I then added some watercolour to the mix, which…

Hold the Line

"Hold The Line" by Toto. That's the song going on repeat in my head when drawing buildings. Basically because I've learned that sticking to one line for each structure makes it look the way I want it to. Then there's hatching and cross hatching to add shadows and depth. So, even though the lines turned…

A Short Walk Away

This scene must be just a short walk away from the cabin in my last post. I enjoyed drawing that landscape so much that I just had to keep on drawing. This one is drawn using a fountain pen, which I think gives a nice outcome due to the opportunity of adding different pressure. Anyway,…