Check out ‘The Art of the Sketchbook’ by Sandu Publishing, which has a few pages on my sketchbook stuff from the last couple of years.
Plants outside my house, by the wheelie bin, and out on the road. Drawn with ballpoint pen and isopropanol, pencil, colour pencil, gel pen, silver crayon (yes, crayon) and bamboo dip pen. (Click them to see closer.)
Drawing of Lange Dyk, which is near where I live in Westhoek. Blue ballpoint pen with isopropanol, plus gel pen and blue pencil.
Indonesian flavourings. Essential to the mix. Kecap Manis from ABC and Sambal Oelek from Albert Heijn. These are more experiments with the ballpoint pen and sprayed isopropanol, plus a little bit of blue pencil here and there. Next it’s Marmite.
Drawing of Noud, who was at the Creatievelingen samenwerkingen meetup last night in Leeuwarden. A really quick drawing.
Sketch over a bite to eat at Stania State in North Friesland today. Nice.
Sketch of St Jacobiparochie from Oudebildtdijk (now there’s a mouthful for anyone who’s not Dutch.) This is the view from the front of my house. Drawn and painted in ink, pencil, colour pencil, graphite, and gel pen.
My back garden this morning, as seen from the kitchen. Drawn in ink, pencil, colour pencil, gel pen, charcoal, and crayon (yes, crayon).
Two drawings at NDSM yesterday. Testing out a new sketchbook with Katya.
Sketching at NDSM on Saturday with the Amsterdam Urban Sketchers—just like in the good old days of 2014-5. A chance at least to catch up on Dudley’s hair, and hang with some sketchers. But I realised just how rusty I’ve got at sketching. When I lived in Amsterdam, I wouldn’t think twice about whipping it out. The sketchbook, that is.
With drawing, the more you do, the easier it gets. That’s the thing. But if you leave it for a bit…