Three Marker Challenge

three marker challenge

I blindfolded myself and picked three random markers! Pale Thistle BV0000 (so damn pale), Blue Berry BV04 and REd Violet RV19-  got lucky with that color group. After a dozen sketches I ended up with this charming little fella, the red violet was just too much like fresh blood I couldn’t help myself. I also recorded the entire thing so here you go, a new video! Now with 67% less stuttering.

Inking misadventures

inking mishap

So that happened :B

Brand new bottle of FW Marine Blue all over my floor and wall. The floor is fine, the wall has a slight shine of teal, and my favorite pants are doing rounds in the washing machine. I probably have the best landlord in the universe though, no stress.

Always remember to tighten the cap guys, always.

First Page In My New Sketchbook -December 2015


It was time for a new sketchbook, so off to the store I trudged. Usually when I have a new sketchbook between my mitts I just dive in with all the materials and make a right mess of the first page. Not this time. I felt like making this more of an exploring sketchbook, so I added a little illustration of an adventuring bunny on the start of her journey into a barren landscape instead. Where will she go? What will she see? At the very least she has a map and compass at the ready. Good luck on your journey little bunny.

Mouse Heaven

Mouse heaven

A little mouse ended it’s days in the tummy of a cat, and came to a land filled with cheese so far she could see. Hanging around mouse heaven having fun.

Paper Sample Number Eight

paper sample 08

Now for something completely different, to me at least. A little sheet of Hahnemühle Sumi-e, weighing 80 gsm. I think I got this one because I bought an Asian style brush to test out and let me tell you, I had absolutely no idea what I got myself into with any of ’em. It’s a good thing they both turned out fun though, though errr… the drawing turned out rather wonky. Got a bit carried away trying stuff out. I used a pen nib and fineliner as well, but mostly I messed about with the brush. That orange color you see there? That was me spilling tea on it before trying it. Yeah, need to get a bit more careful, but I always say that. It was neat to see how different this paper behaved from what I’m used to, although it made me feel like a total noob. Then again that’s what I am. Gotta try make friends with the brush, there seems to be a whole lot of fun effects to get outta it. Then maybe I should grab some more of the paper and see where that leads me… but that’s further into the future. Weeee!

Second Paper Sample

Here’s another one of those paper samples… not my best, but I told myself I was gonna post everyone of them so here it is. A 200gsm Hahnemühle watercolor board this time (Echt-Bütten), totally okay paper but I liked the first one better. I painted over their logo this time, so that’s the little red rooster in the right corner, in case you were wondering.  Also I need to get a little bit better at controlling my Inktense use, cause they kinda get stuck on the top bumps of the paper. There’s only one way to fix that, keep using them;)

Lady Tea Time

paper sample 01

Last month I got my hands on a bunch of small paper samples, and instead of doing my normal squiggly lines with a bunch of different drawing equipment I decided to do it properly. First one out is a sheet of Hahnemühle Britannia (300gsm), which is real nice. I’ve usually used 200gsm paper and the difference in paper crinkling was a whole lot more noticeable than I thought it would be. I have a whole pad of this waiting to be used, so that’s gonna be fun.

That’s Lady Tea Time, by the way, and it was a lot of fun making her hair filled with stuff. I definitely want to do something more outta her. I think that red eyed, tea begging ghostie might just be a shrink. Ouch, crackers at the boobs. That must be annoying, lets pretend they’re just funkily shaped lace.


-041- Things From My Current Sketchbook

In early May I got myself a sketchbook and decided to do one drawing in it everyday.  I lost some days here and there, but overall I kept it up, by the 2nd September it was full. I couldn’t stop there, so I promptly went and got myself a new book and I haven’t lost a day yet;)

Sketchbook page

First page, testing a whole bunch of different materials to see how they work with out. The Copics are doing great in this one, well most of the things I’ve tried are faring well.  Good book, even if you look like 70s tapestry on the outside.

sketch book page

Mister bunny, how much do you see with a finger in your eye?

sketch book page

Autumn is flowing into your brain, let it in and enjoy it while it lasts.

sketch book page

I’d love to turn  this thing into something more,  I felt really serene doing this.  Come to think of it, inking usually have that affect on me, especially when there’s lots of details. Like deep, wonderful meditation.