Sketching at Ikea

I went sketching at Ikea today together with super-talented Nina Johansson. We are part of a small group here in Stockholm that meet once a month to sketch. At this time of the year it is too cold to be outside so we choose an indoor location. Ikea was a fun place to be, lots of interesting perspectives, colours and details. I bought a few things for my kitchen after we had finished sketching. 🙂

Sketch of Ikea by David Meldrum
The entrance to Ikea
Sketch of Ikea by David Meldrum
Sketching sofas at Ikea is a comfortable experience.
Sketch of Ikea by David Meldrum
The strange white figure looks at the weird bed perspective…

Good Sketch day…

I am much happier with my sketches this time around. I felt confident while using pen and wash to capture the male-model’s different poses. I want to emulate Charles Reid but I seem to be mixing in a little Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud in there too! No harm in that, but I want to be more subtle in my execution. I still have problems mixing Cerulean Blue (red shade), Cadmium Yellow Pale and Cadmium Red together to create skin tones in the short time I have for each sketch. It’s fun trying to get better though.

5 minute pen and wash 20121120 by David Meldrum
5 minute pen and wash 20121120

5 minute pen and wash 20121120 by David Meldrum
5 minute pen and wash 20121120

5 minute pen and wash 20121120 by David Meldrum
5 minute pen and wash 20121120

10 minute pen and wash 20121120 by David Meldrum
10 minute pen and wash 20121120

Pen and wash life drawing sketches

My pen and wash life drawing sketches are improving… At least that’s how it feels to me! 🙂

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

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

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

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