Dieselverkstaden

I spent Sunday afternoon sketching at Dieselverkstaden with a newly formed Stockholm sketching group called ‘Skissa i Stockholm’. A fun day was had by all and I’m quite sure we will be meeting again very soon.

Dieselverkstaden - A sketch by David Meldrum
Dieselverkstaden, Sickla, Sweden
Dieselverkstaden  Library - A sketch by David Meldrum
Dieselverkstaden – library

Saturday’s life drawing

I regularly sketch at Basis on Folkungagatan here in Stockholm. It’s only ten minutes from my home and the 12 o’clock start on a Saturday morning is just perfect for me. The atmosphere is very relaxed and one gets a little tuition for the 100 kronor one pays which is not bad at all. The life drawing session is two hours long.

10 minute pen and wash sketch by David Meldrum
10 minute pen and wash sketch

10 minute pen and wash sketch by David Meldrum
10 minute pen and wash sketch

Sketches of Pulo Pinang by Kiah Kiean

Tuesday’s life drawing from Konstnärshuset

Tuesday’s life drawing from Konstnärshuset. Ten – two minute poses, ten – five minute poses, two – ten minute and a 15 minute break during the two hour session.

life drawing sketch by David Meldrum

life drawing sketch by David Meldrum

life drawing sketch by David Meldrum

life drawing sketch by David Meldrum

life drawing sketch by David Meldrum
Konstnärshuset 2012.10.23

Saturday’s Life drawing

Here are some sketches from Saturday’s life drawing session at Basis here in Stockholm. Sorry, but the scans are pretty awful.

10 minute life drawing sketch by David Meldrum
10 minute life drawing sketch

15 minute life drawing sketch by David Meldrum
15 minute life drawing sketch

Thursday’s drawing session

Male and female nude watercolour study by David Meldrum
Male and female nude study.

This was a two hour pose at the Swedish Academy of Realistic Art last Thursday, I can’t say I am happy with this in its entirety but some elements of the painting are ok.

Tuesday’s life drawing session

Konstnärshuset: Our model did not turn up this week so the organiser whipped her clothes off and saved the day. What a hero!

5 minute pen and wash sketch by David Meldrum
5 minute pen and wash sketch

5 minute pen and charcoal sketch
5 minute pen and wash sketch
Life Drawing 2012

Click the above image to see more of my life drawing sketches.

37th Sketch Crawl

I was the lone Stockholm Sketcher this time around, I had a fun day relaxing in the cool autumn air and managed to produce three sketches. Drottningsgatan, Fjärilshuset and Kulturhuset.

Drottningatan
Fjärilhuset
Kulturhuset

The internal struggle

Last night I went to a two hour – one pose session at the The Swedish Academy of Realistic Art in Bergshamra, Stockholm. I have been sketching now for a few years so I’m finding it relatively easy to draw the human figure. The problem I have today is the painting of the figure, it is such a struggle for me, I painted my first watercolour in February.



Male nude watercolour study by David Meldrum
Two hour male nude study