Something untitled

with a lot of leaves is what came out of my hands. Enjoying the see-through of paint and making fine lines on paper with pencil. When I had finished the first one, I felt the need for another. And as I was working on that one, in some way, I saw a resemblance to the first pen illustrations I made back in 20 08. This is a good sign, it means I am sticking to my own personal ways … it comes from the hart so to speak …

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180gram/70x100cm

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Drawings. Getting the like of it, and making more …I had a very productive beginning of September, as I finished the one here below, and started another … Also I found a good way to make a composition by cutting out that what I want to draw at first, and play with that before hand.

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Turns out that this tiny one here below is my favorite -sort-of-cactus-.

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Final result here below. Color pensil and watercolor paint on 200 grams of Fabriano drawingpaper,70x100cm.

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But then I decided to make another and make more contrast, and add more plants and …

I am happy


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And so … the dragonfly told me

to try that drawing again with the lady at the tiny pond.

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And so I did. I realized that using different kind of tools – pensil, paint and marker, also means that you have to think about the set-up before you start. It’s kind of like: playtime is over, if you want to create that what is in your head … I would have liked that the leaves that are in front of the body, would not be see through, as the red line of her curves are still to be seen through the paint. So, I have to find a new way …

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Below the final one – and the first bad try-out at the left

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The dragonfly came to visit me yesterday morning. Amazing the colors and huge to! And as I took a closer look, I realized that I never knew that her wings start at the centre of the back, like a tiny vulcan that grows all those see-through-lines called wings…

“I learn every day”.

Does it always need a title?

I remembered that I had some photographs lying around from an earlier post. I felt I had to do something with them. So along came  another illustration, using watercolor paint and some of my color pencils.

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Digitalis

or something that looks like it in my fantasy… I made a change by starting with a sketch using color pencils, having the paper on the wall, and not on the ground. Normally I don’t draw in advance. Ok. I’m also trying to hold on to those new-found techniques. To see what will happen. I realize later, that the first setting (color-pencil)  is a No-go, as I can not delete the bad pencil lines with aquarelle, for it’s all see-through-paint. The thing is that as soon as I start, I cannot stop anymore with drawing, while it should only be a sketch. I gotta work on that but try to cover it up anyway (finding solutions). Below you can see what it looks like now as I am still working on it.

Filling in empty spaces..creating new ones…and using 180 gram paper now.

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in a field

is where I am standing again. So..I made another one…trying to be more free with the brush. In that sense, I’m trying to let the brush do the work. Not think that much, just instinct. it’s a different set-up this time, as I wanted  to work a bit more on the background before going into the details (what I like best). Plus, I found a nice way to paint around a flower, that means that I’m also cutting paper.

The question that comes to mind now is; When do I stop. As in; How full do I want it to be, where do I draw the Line? oh well, let’s see

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watercolours

Showing you what I have been doing yesterday and today. It’s a big piece of paper and heavy (300gr.) This feels good. It’s as if I am standing in that field. I have never really worked with watercolours…aquarel I mean, but mainly acrylics so, it’s some kind of a new challenge. I started another one just now, trying to work more on the background (first layer of paint), and try to be more free with the brush and not trying to be that neat. Let’s see.

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