Monday 27 November 2017

Juicy Delights

HB mechanical pencil:

And another pencil drawing. Still busy with the draft of my new children's book, and thus I convince myself that I don't have enough energy left for painting. It's probably just an excuse. Anyway, the book's first draft is almost done. Watch this space for details...

Tuesday 21 November 2017


Pencil on cartridge paper, about 25 x 20 cm:

I should do one of these in color some time. Not immediately though - I am still working on my latest children's book; I hope to have a draft ready by the end of the month...

Saturday 18 November 2017

And another wrapped candy

Similar to the previous one. I suppose I should stop now, lest I add to the world's obesity problem:

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Wrapped candy

HB mechanical pencil on A4 paper. The drawing is rather smaller than the paper. I can't be bothered to go measure its exact dimensions now...

Monday 13 November 2017


HB mechanical pencil on cartridge paper, about 15 x 16 cm:

Friday 10 November 2017

A W.I.P. video

I put up a short video on YouTube of a work in progress, showing my steps in the form of a time lapse photo series. Would have preferred video, but alas, I don't have a video camera.

Here and there the pictures are a bit out of focus, and my humble camera tends not to reproduce color quite accurately or consistently. Apologies for that - I am still learning how to go about this.

Unable to get hold of suitable soothing plinking and plonking background music without running into endless copyright issues, I simply wrote my own. Feel free to download and use it for something else if you like.

Or here is the link, should you want to go see it on YouTube.

Wednesday 8 November 2017


I managed to complete the drawing I mentioned in the previous post. HB mechanical pencil on cartridge paper, 14 x 15 cm; here are WIP stages and the final drawing:

With HB pencil one can never get really deep darks, at least not over extended areas, so there is always a bit of an issue with lack of tonal contrast. But I have come to like the soft effect it gives. I am revisiting a theme to which I have long been attracted, namely quite humble subject matter seen fairly close up, giving rise to semi-abstract patterns. Next up: perhaps a cupcake. I haven't drawn or painted one in ages.

In the meantime my NaNoWriMo project is still on track. I have no the vaguest clue how the story is going to end, but I know enough to keep me writing for a few more days, and hopefully by then I'll know enough to take me some days further, and so on and so forth, until I have a complete draft to work with by the end of the month.

If all goes well, the book will be available by the end of the year, or early next year. Not sure yet - I think this one is going to need a lot of rewriting. But watch this space for updates!

Saturday 4 November 2017

NaNoWriMo, and other weird things

I have gotten it in my crazy head to join NaNoWriMo this year. Even though I'm going to cheat  - the story I have in mind is another tween novel that will probably not take more than 30 000 words or so to tell - things will be hectic for a month, so I will probably not get any painting done. Instead, I'll focus on making some small drawings. Here's the first, WIP, and I'll post updates as I work on it:

Pencil, 14 x 15 cm.