my second exhibition

Six months after my first exhibition I am now having another. It starts on the 3rd of December and is at Konsthallen in the old town here in central Stockholm.
Here are the full details:
David Meldrum – Watercolours and life drawings
Saturday 3rd of December 2016, 12.00 – 18.00.
Konsthallen, Köpmanbrinken 2, Gamla Stan, Stockholm.
Exhibition continues until the 8th of December.
Opening times: Saturday to Thursday 12.00 – 18.00.

Transsexual model


This was a first for me, I’d never sketched a transsexual model before. It was a challenge, part female – part male. I’m happy for the model, that she was proud and wanted to pose in front of strangers. It was a difficult session.


Tuesday’s life drawing


Rosa again. I struggled to find form, to be inspired. That’s the way it goes.


Monday’s life drawing


A young tall gymnast with cyclist thighs. He had some interesting poses, like when he stood on his head for two minutes and held perfectly still.



Saturday’s life drawing

The model’s name is Rosa, I’ve been drawing her since I began life drawing which was back in 2011. I know all her poses, her curves and every muscle on her stocky frame because I have sketched her countless times. She used to be a circus performer I have heard, she is 60 years old –  she is young for her age.

Tuesday’s life drawing


I seem to be back in the swing of thing when it comes to my life drawing. I’m keeping it simple at the moment, I use a 2mm 3b and 3mm 6b mechanical pencil. No watercolouring and no charcoal to distract me from catching the pose.

More life drawing from last week


Trying hard to clear a backlog of work that needs to be published. Trouble is, I need to paint too.

Life drawing last week


Here are a few life drawings from Monday last week.


Life drawing

My first life drawing session after the summer break. I was very rusty so only one sketch to show 🙂

Meldrum life drawing sketch
Meldrum life drawing sketch