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 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.
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…
A print of Westhoek at 15×7″ on its way from Etsy to Alicia in Washington. (Thank you Alicia.) Printed on 230gsm Olmec fine art paper by King of Herrings @kingherrings.
Painted in ink, plus pencil and black biro. This is the view of the Oudebildtdijk from the sea dike at Westhoek. No one who isn’t Dutch can actually pronounce “Oudebildtdijk”. It’s impossible. But it’s the longest street in the Netherlands, and where I live.
Somewhere in Groningen from yesterday’s sketchcrawl with the Urban Sketchers Netherlands. It was pretty cold, so I didn’t sketch or crawl too much. But I found a sweet spot in a cafe, and drew this from the window.
Pencil and graphite drawing in the late fading afternoon.