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Drawing – Flashback (2)

The story continues… (It’s been almost three years now, since I started this new drawing hobby of mine. And looking back at those three years, it is interesting for me to see what has changed… or what has not. Materials,… Verder lezen →

Drawing – Flashback (1)

It’s been almost three years now, since I started this new drawing hobby of mine. And looking back at those three years, it is interesting for me to see what has changed… or what has not. Materials, techniques, subjects, styles,… Verder lezen →

Drawing with pastel (8) – Squirrels in the grass!

The moment I see this photo of two baby squirrels, I know I have to draw it. There is a little problem, since I can’t seem to find the photographer to credit. But they are so cute and fluffy, one… Verder lezen →

Drawing in phases (10) – Lion!

Some reference photos have been among my files for quite a while. Looking at them, I often see all kinds of impediments… I am simply scared to fail. And, since I am the proud owner of both Polychromos colour pencils… Verder lezen →

Drawing with pastel (7) – Squirrel drinking!

The moment I come across Richard Bowler’s photo of a drinking squirrel with its reflection (*), I know I have to draw it. Mesmerizing soft colours, like a sunset. The blurry background is calling for panpastel, but the detail in… Verder lezen →

Drawing with pastel (6) – Baby barbary macaque!

Looking for a completely different challenge, I was wondering if I would be able to draw realism from a greater distance. I mean, drawing close-ups is actually easier, since all the details you can put in make it look more… Verder lezen →

Drawing in phases (9) – Another cat!

After enjoying my new pastel pencils a lot, it is time to go back to my colour pencils. There are so many things I want to try and learn from… So I take my Bristol smooth and, let’s see, I… Verder lezen →

Drawing with pastel (5) – Lynx!

My next pastel drawing is taking me more than 4 weeks… Not just because of the drawing itself, but also due to the holidays. Still experimenting with my new panpastels and pastel pencils – and I’m not sure if I… Verder lezen →

Drawing with pastel (4) – Robin!

After my otter drawing, to be honest, I was a little bit scared to start a new drawing. I really want to draw so many things, and learn so much, but where to start? And what if I fail? Then… Verder lezen →

Drawing with pastel (3) – Otter!

The second subject for a drawing with my new panpastel and pastel pencils, is certainly a challenge… And an intriguing one! I want to try a full background with panpastel, and I have found a reference photo on pixabay.com –… Verder lezen →

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