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Dead sparrow

Yesterday our family cat brought a bird, and after he let it lying there I went to sketch it before burying it. It's not everyday that I get to draw a bird from up close.

Dead bird ink sketch

Brush pen in a sketchbook.

Crucify study

It's been over a year since I last worked on some actual artwork that takes over a day to finish... so here it is! Except it's not finished artwork - just a study for a painting.

Crucify study

Model: my friend Jasna
Graphite and white pastel on 50x70cm toned paper. Took me around 6 and half hours over the course of a few days.

I'll begin working on a new acrylic painting tomorrow, and I decided to start with a detailed graphite study in actual size. I haven't done that before, I usually just make a loose sketch and gather references and try my best to do it right on canvas, but experience has shown I mess up proportions every time and it takes a ton of time to fix it. So now I've hopefully gotten things right on paper, so I can transfer it to canvas and speed up the painting process.
Not sure how the transferring is going to go though, I know how it works in theory, but I've never done it.

Update: Here is the finished painting!

Crucify painting

My first horse sketch from life

Precisely what it says on the tin - yesterday I went for a walk and passed by a horse ranch, and I took a few minutes to sketch the horse, than colored it at home.

Horse watercolor sketch

Pencil and watercolor in a Canson sketchbook.
He(?) really is that chubby :) in other note, I didn't do the hair color correctly, he had more whiter patches on the back but I was very quick and imprecise about it.

Weekend wanderings sketches

I haven't updated this blog in a long time, so here are some selected entries from various short trips I've taken in the past few weeks.

Orchid watercolor sketch

Orchid branch I painted at my parents' place during my Easter visit. Watercolor in a small Moleskine watercolor sketchbook.

Kvarner view from a hill watercolor sketch

View over the Kvarner bay from the hill Veli Vrh I sketched last weekend. Pencil and watercolor in a Canson sketchbook.

Apple tree watercolor sketch

Apple tree in my friend's yard I sketched last weekend when I visited him. Pencil and watercolor in a Canson sketchbook.

If you're wondering what else I've been doing, you might want to check out my post on my other blog: Komfor band logo design process. There are a lot of sketches in that post as well.

Fuzine weekend trip

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.

Gazebo in the snow watercolor and ink sketch

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 watercolor sketch

Fuzine and Bajer lake watercolor sketch

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.

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