Sunday, 24 April 2011

Sunday 24th April

Alexander Calder's moving sculptures outside Moderna Museet. I loved their shapes, and the way the shape of the spaces between them changed as they turned around. The sky really was this blue, but I couldn't decide whether to fill it all in or leave some spaces, so this is how I left it, and the previous version is below. With the blue only on one side, it looks like two seperate drawings, and I think this pulls it together a bit better.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Thursday 21st- Saturday 23rd April

Saturday 23rd. Tyresta National Park- a few kilometres outside Stockholm, this is an enormous area of ancient pine and birch forest where we spent the day today.

Also at Tyresta
Friday 22nd. One of those that I don't really want to post, but it's the only one from yesterday. Sometimes I find that the ones that make me cringe at the time don't look so bad later on... not sure that will happen this time though!
Thursday 21st

Thursday 21st

Monday, 18 April 2011

Saturday 16th April- International Sketchcrawl

International Sketchcrawl day, where people all over the world go out sketching and post the results. I met up with Nina and Kim for a delightful couple of hours sketching at Katarina Bangata, and we were joined by Johanna at lunchtime. Most of the drawing I've done recently has been inside or through a window, so I'm finding drawing a whole scene rather than a single object an interesting challenge.

Look at this link to see a list of all the places where sketchcrawls took place:

Sunday 10th- Friday 15th April

Friday 15th April
Friday 15th again
Thursday 14th
Monday 11th
Sunday 10th
 Experimenting with watercolour pencils this week as a simple way of using colour while out and about. I missed a day for the first time in ages... and Wednesday's drawings are still to come in a seperate post because they are from a dance drawing session.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Saturday 9th April- Stockholms Kulturnatt

Inside Stadhuset- the City Hall

Film at the Nobel Museum

Last night was Stockholm's Culture Night, when all sorts of places across the city have events and activities until midnight. We went into Stadhuset- the City Hall- which has several enormous halls, including one that is completely covered in gold mosaic (where the Nobel Prize banquet is held). The one in the top drawing was absolutely vast, full of people, and had a giant organ which someone played from time to time. I was looking forward to hearing it played really loudly so that the building shook, but they were being quite restrained! Later on we went to the Nobel Museum and watched an old film about an alien invasion in Sweden... A good opportunity to draw people's backs- and an entertaining film. The zine-style folded piece of paper is an alternative to taking a whole sketchbook- much more pocket-friendly.

Friday 8th April

Friday 8th April. The first time it's been warm enough to sit out and sketch for a reasonable amount of time. It was 11C as I was doing this at 4pm- not warm in Bristol, maybe, but here that seems warm!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Thursday 7th April

Thursday 7th

Monday 4th- Wednesday 6th April

Wednesday 6th April. A nice evening!

Tuesday 5th. A few remembered things from the day.

Monday 4th- my most regular 'model' complains that every time I draw him he's looking down. Unfortunately I haven't helped matters with these!

Sunday, 3 April 2011