I am so ready for autumn! I cannot wait to wear coats and scarves. As I have told you before, this is my favourite time of the year. This scarf I have owned for years – it is warm and comfy. Its lines and squares are off-white, red and grey. A little departure from my usual yellow–grey palette, but it screams autumn to me.Read More
I must confess that this is my favourite time of the year. I took a few weeks off from the blog, and I am using this project as a way to ease back into the rhythm. It is a fairly short project (less than 1 hour), you don’t need a lot of materials, and the finished drawing will decorate your office very nicely.Read More
Winter scenes are not the easiest landscapes to draw because the main question remains: How do you draw snow? How do you convey the luminosity and texture of snow covering streets and houses? What colours do you use? What difference does it make to paint a winter scene with gouache or to draw it with black ink or coloured pencils?
As always, I turn to the masters of the past for inspiration.Read More
I know – Vermeer again. I can’t help it. And hands and jewels again, because these details are so perfect. For the other projects with details, I used gouache, but this time around I chose coloured pencils on black paper, for a change!Read More
A lion ready to jump. Let's try to capture the energy of this bronze with black ink.Read More
How do you draw a lion? This terracotta sculpture from the 6th century BCE is the inspiration for a very stylised drawing of a lion with white pencil.Read More