I'm old and boring - but have a good imagination and have seen the world. Originally from Finland, currently live in Scotland. I have a different career and do art as a hobby. Learning and duty, doubt and beauty.
Here are some figure drawing images from last year that I think turned out well. These are all quickish poses, 20 mins max.
Here’s a bunch of oldies from ca. 2000-2005, which I came across while moving houses...
This is an old Formula 3 race car built by Joseph Potts ltd, Lanarkshire, in 1952. They have it in the National Museum of Scotland, where I drew this a couple of weeks ago as a part of Urban Sketchers meetup (as it’s too cold to go outside yet). This is pretty mixed media: pencil, watercolour pencil, white gouache and some acrylic markers. Drawn on spot.
Today’s urban sketching effort. I tried to capture light coming through windows at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. Posca markers, brush pens and water soluble pencil on brown A4
Another oldie. This one’s from 2002. It’s called self-portrait in a tea pot. Pencils on A4.
Small doodles on post-it notes to kill the time in an annoying job years ago. I came across these while moving houses recently.
Mixed media (pencil, markers, brush pens, collage) on A3. This is based on some old doodles from around 2003 (I think). I glued the old thing on a bigger paper and completed it this Christmas/New Year 2019.
Unfortunately, I broke up and separated with my girlfriend prior to Christmas. If there is an upside, it is that moving by myself has led me going through old work I’d packed up in various boxes - not opened for years. This is just an abstract biro doodle (+ markers for colour) I doodled, while working in a stupid telephone interview job in my early 20s.
Brush pens and Posca markers on coloured A4.
Mixed media: markers, watercolour pencils, acrylic. This is an old doodle from ca. 2003, which I came across while moving houses. I added a bit of colour today and few lines...
Water soluble pencils on A4.
I did this as a part of Urban Sketching meetup in the spring. Drawn on location in about an hour.
An urban sketch I did earlier this year. Pencil and white ink on coloured A4
Conte on coloured paper, A4. Urban sketching earlier this year.
An urban sketching thingie from October. Drawn in about an hour as a part of Edinburgh Urban Sketchers meetup. Conte on A4.
More inktober 2019. From the top: Day 11 (Snow - a tribute to Victoria Crowe), Day 23 (Ancient), Day 13 (Ash - smoke drawn with real ash), Day 12 (Dragon) and Day 6 (Husky)
Here’s a collection of five things I drew as a part of the Inktober 2019 challenge.
From top to bottom:
Day 27 (Coat),
Day 4 (Freeze),
Day 15 (Leg end),
Day 22 (Ghost),
Day 28 (Ride)
Watercolour pencils and white acrylic on A4. Drawn from the bust at the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.
Watercolour pencils and gouache on A4. I did this today at a Urban Sketchers meet up in the National Museum of Scotland - although, I guess, strictly speaking it does not fulfil the urban sketching requirements :D
Markers on A3. All the Young Nudes. 20 mins.
Markers on A3 paper,
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