Old horizons

I’ve painted this before, the first version was smaller and had some sailing boats for a centre of interest. I left out the boats this time, I’m happy I dared to let the composition work without eye-magnets such as people or boats. Saying that, I think the end result is a too flat and therefore lifeless, I will not go down this path again, consciously at least.
Storm and sun. Arches rough 39 x 29 cm.

Paul Klein on becoming a successful artist

I thought Paul here had good advice to offer on becoming a successful artist. I’m just starting out, having just become a half-time employee and therefore halving my income. I need a certain level of success if I want to afford visiting my son in Tokyo etc. This is why I found this video interesting, he has the experience that I have to gain, the quicker I learn the better.

Commuter

The lone commuter in the silent station that is called, Södra Station, Stockholm , Sweden.
2b, 6b and 9b pencil sketch on Hand.book 14 x 9 cm

Drawing the Eye by David Jon Kassan

I’ve admired David’s portrait skills for a number of years now. I watched this video when I was having breakfast this morning. It wasn’t the first time I watched it, some films can be watched over and over again.

Urbansketching at the Rodin exhibition

Rodin’s work was is on display at the National Museum here in Stockholm. It was really inspiring.

My current urbansketching kit

This is what I used today while sketching at the National Museum here in Stockholm.
14 x 9 cm Hans.book,  one clamp,  Koh – i – noor putty rubber,  Creatacolor 9b, 3mm 6b mechanical pencil and 0.9mm 2b mechanical pencil. I also had an Arm -Adillo pen holder.

Tuesday’s life drawing

Venue: Konstnärshuset, Stocholm 20151020

I’m feeling tired tonight, just thought I’d publish these and then go to bed.
I’m drawing with an extended pencil at the moment, it means I don’t have full control which helps me not to be so focused on just one point. I’m looking from a distance and my figure drawing is improving I think.

A4 five minute pose

A4 five minute pose

A4 five minute pose

A4 five minute pose

A4 four minute pose

Saturday’s life drawing

Venue : Basis, Stockholm 20151017

A4 two minute nude

A3 ten minute nude

A4 two minute nude

Jim McVicker: A Way of Seeing

I found this film about Jim McVicker to be very inspiring, mainly because I feel that I am on the same path. I’m just starting out, at least that is the way it feels.