Sketchbook pages from Iceland. Pencil, gel pen, biro, some ink.
The Frisian landscape as it doesn’t officially look.
This is the view from my window, more or less. On the right you can see the couple from Jean-François Millet’s L’Angélus being thankful for what they have. Drawn in Kyle brushes.
If you’re cycling from Zaandam to Amsterdam (which takes about 45 minutes and includes a ferry) you’ll go through a small underpass just before you reach the Hembrug ferry point. As you emerge from the underpass, these sweeping diagonal lines leap out at you. This is what you see here. This is actually the 4th attempt at this picture, each time whittling it down more and more. Eventually drawn in Kyle brushes.
Quick brown ink (plus grey pencil) sketch of the Kalverpolder, near the Zaanse Schans.
Quick ink drawing of the landscape near Wormerland.
Drawing of Jisp, which is between Wormer and Wormerveer (not far from Amsterdam). Drawn in red and purple ink, with colour pencil and gel pen.