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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…

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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

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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