Posts in category "life drawing"

Sketchbooks update - still life edition

I was a bit sick the other day and drank a shitload of tea (like, 5x more than I usually drink) so the teapot and the cup were a logical motif for my still life studies.

Teapot and tea cup sketch in watercolour

Fine-liner and watercolor in a sketchbook.

Teapot sketches

Graphite pencil and white pastel pencil on scrap envelopes.

Sketchbooks update - urban edition

I haven't been sketching much because I was busy with a very important event that happens every year in October (and I don't mean my birthday) so I was working double shifts, balancing office work, freelance work and pro bono work... thank goodness it's over because I was just at the end of my wits.
During this time I finally got my belated pay check so I got some new art supplies - among them Derwent Coloursoft pencils (barely tested them!), and I wont the 3rd place at the Canson contest (yay!) and in turn got a bunch of fancy sketchbooks and a Van Gogh pocket watercolour set that's really neat. I've been carrying it around lately instead of my mini handmade watercolor box because it's not as bulky as my Sakura Koi box.

So anyway. I'm trying to get back into shape with regular sketching. On Saturday I had a sketching date with my friend (hi, Maja!) and produced the following view from her balcony:

Urban sketching of Rijeka in watercolour

She made a very lovely drawing in watercolour pencils too, and I hope we'll repeat this sometime soon.
On Sunday I stopped on my way home to sketch a small kitsch lamppost.

Statue sketch in watercolor

The last one is more than a month old, a small pond in the park near my new apartment.

Urban sketching of Rijeka in watercolor

Oh and my new apartment! It's wonderful. I finally have enough room for a proper work desk, and a cabinet for my art supplies♥ I feel I'm going to make a lot of art while I'm here.

Beach bar Pajol sketch

Quick sketch of the beach bar in Rijeka from this morning, with a brush pen in my Canson sketchbook.

Beach bar ink sketch

Summer trip No 3

I took a week off and went to my parent's place, where I had a real vacation that was all beach, coffee, going out, staying up until 5 AM sort of thing, and the only drawing I did was in my sketchbook, although I took a whole bag of art supplies with me.
I bought a new sketchbook the day before the trip and I've added my review of it to the post My Sketchbooks Comparison so you can read more about it there.

This is just the observational stuff, I'll put the rest in a separate post tomorrow.

Seaside watercolor sketchRocks pencil sketchJuice and ice coffee glasses watercolor sketchFoot colored pencil sketch

Watercolors were painted using my mini handmade watercolor sketch kit, rocks are done with a 2B mechanical pencil, and the foot was made using a sanguine oil pencil and the background with a black watercolor pencil.

Male figure studies from life

I managed to talk my boyfriend into posing for me again. This was the last drawing of the session, and the most successful one:

Male nude figure drawing on toned paper

This one was the first. The torso is a bit too long and too narrow...

Male nude figure pencil drawing

These two were a bit quicker.

Male figure pencil drawings

I have to practice a lot more, but I'm OK with how this turned out.

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