Monthly archive of October 2010

Drawing with oil pastels – autumn forest

Sunday, den 31. October 2010

If you like to go “Plein Air light” oilpastels are the medium of choice. This little colour study of the autumn forest was done on a piece of paper with a thick cover of oil paint on it. I liked to use this type of coloured support because there will be no “white spots” peaking [...]

How to draw simple leaves

Wednesday, den 27. October 2010

Drawing leaves can be a challenge. However it is possible to ease the trouble a bit. I have put up little tutorial “How to draw leaves” which explains how to draw simple leaves in various positions. I did two short videos as well to illustrate how simple leaves can be drawn by using the very [...]

Charcoal landscape drawing with trees

Wednesday, den 20. October 2010

This is an older plein air landscape study in charcoal. A soft eraser was very helpful to work out the field and grass in the foreground. As to the trees I kept things pretty much undefined in a more or less impressionistic manner.

Lost in wrinkles of bark – draw a tree trunk

Tuesday, den 12. October 2010

Temperatures get chilly these days. After a longer pause I continued to draw in the apple tree orchard. It took some time to pick up the thread again and to find my way through the many labyrinth of wrinkles, plateaus and valleys that the apple tree in front had build in many years of growth. [...]