This weekend I went for a yoga retreat with 9 women from my yoga class. It was wonderful, the best vacation I had since summer. Of course I took a bunch of drawing supplies as I always do, and as usual - not much drawing was done since I barely had the time for it. Here are a couple of quick sketches.
View from my room window of a gazebo in the snow. Watercolor and brush pen in a small Moleskine watercolor notebook.
Fuzine and Bajer lake quick sketch with graphite pencil and watercolor in a Canson sketchbook.
I don't get to update this blog so often, but for the past 2 and a half months I managed to sketch every single day. I'm very pleased with how that's going. The trick was to put it on my task list along with everything else that has to be done.
There's a lot going on right now in terms of projects, but once that's done I'll be able to dedicate my time to my personal work, I hope.
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:
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.
The last one is more than a month old, a small pond in the park near my new apartment.
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.
Quick sketch of the beach bar in Rijeka from this morning, with a brush pen in my Canson sketchbook.
Posted on 22.08.2012 03:18 CET in: life drawing, sketches, traditional, urban | Comments
A few months ago I did some statue sketching, among them a baroque sculpture by Orazio Marinali. Today I sketched the same statue in more detail.
Watercolor in an A5 Winsor & Newton sketchbook.
The sunlight changed quickly, so some shadows may not match the others... I was too slow.
Posted on 01.08.2012 01:17 CET in: life drawing, sketches, traditional, urban | Comments
Sketched during today's (prolonged) lunch break - the Dominican monastery that's a part of St Jerome's church.
Brush pen, fine-liner and watercolor in a small Moleskine watercolor notebook.
Posted on 30.07.2012 22:55 CET in: life drawing, sketches, traditional, urban | Comments