What did we do before Smart-Phones?

A sketch of a man with his Smart-Phone by David Meldrum
Smart-Phone Dreaming

A quick sketch in the summer heat using my Hero 86 and Koi watercolour set.

Lunch Sketch

A bird feeder  sketch by David Meldrum
Bird Feeder Sketch

I was working from home today so I was able to sketch the birds outside the kitchen window during my lunch break.

Illustrated with my Hero 86 calligraphy pen.

Another Hero arrives through the door.

I ordered it from HongKong a month ago, I thought maybe it would never show up, but it did and this makes me so happy – little kid, happy! Grow up but don’t grow old, as they say.

Hopefully this pen leaks less than my other Hero. It can be purchased on eBay, it’s called a Hero 593 calligraphy pen. My first Pen from China is called a Hero 86 calligraphy pen by the way, I’m am very happy with it even if it is a bit leaky.

Direk Kingnok interview

Direk Kingnok is a watercolour artist I admire very much, I recently found this interview on a blog called, The Royal Arts: http://theroyalarts.blogspot.se/2011/12/direk-kingnok.html#!/2011/12/direk-kingnok.html

Direk Kingnok’s website: http://www.direkkingnok.com/

His Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Direk-Kingnok-Watercolor-artist/157671970976244

Watercolour by Direk Kingnok

Less of a Hero

I was going to sketch today while I waited for a train at the station but then the honeymoon period between my pen and I came to an abrupt end. I still love drawing with it, I’ll have to try filling it to a third and see what happens.

Practicing with my Hero

Here are a few sketches I did in the last few days with my new Hero calligraphy pen. The first two sketches are from a book called, “Anatomy for the Artist“. The other sketch with watercolour was from the wonderful street photographer, Vivian Maier‘s website. 
No preparation penciling was used for these drawings, I’m trying to push myself to be free with ink and watercolour, trying to lose the fear of making mistakes.

Pen and ink sketch of sitting male by David MeldrumPen and ink sketch of male torso by David Meldrum

More Hero

A pen sketch of Stockholm's Town Hall by David Meldrum
Stockholm Town Hall

I am too busy to find time to sketch outdoors at the moment, I look forward to my summer holidays which are coming soon. I did this sketch of the Stockholm Town Hall from a photo while having lunch in front of my computer screen. I used my new Hero calligraphy pen.

Thai Take-Away

I wondered what to sketch during my lunch break, and then I saw it there, right in front of me, the Thai Take-Away, why not!

A watercolour sketch of a Thai Take-Away by David Meldrum
Thai Take-Away

Sketch with my Hero

I did this quick sketch with the Hero calligraphy pen I received in the post from China last week. It’s definitely fun to use, hard to use, I think I will have to relearn how to hold a pen in fact! I sketched my Beetle with it.

A black and white VW Beetle sketch by David Meldrum
VW Beetle Sketch