Finally , after long last, spring seems to become real, the sun is shining and temperatures climb to an acceptable level. Even small spots of blue sky can be seen and if the weather forecast is true this time it will last until the weekend. The grass is growing and turned green. Some cherry trees [...]
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Here are some more pages from my oil pastel sketchbook that gets slowly filled. The first and the last are not completely finished yet. On the long Easter weekend I started a another small oil pastel painting in our local vineyards.This time I tested the time lapse function of my Gopro Hero Camera. I found [...]
On the last weekend I could do a first demo video about sketching and drawing with oil pastels in nature. I bought a flexible camera tripod that I can attach with a big clamp on my drawing board. Before mounting the Gopro camera I start the camera and enable the WIFI control. Then I mount [...]
This is my first, imperfect recording with a GOPRO camera that I want to use for more documentation during this year. At present I am looking for a flexible tripod to be mounted directly on the drawing support. That way I hope to change the perspective to full format, vertical view in coming videos. One [...]
It was raining, I wanted to do a gouache sketch, but the wind made things even more difficult. So I roamed the forest for some time and finally found shelter in an old shack with view on a tree landscape. There was just enough time left for a quick sketch an I picked “Woody”, the [...]
For most people drawing foreshortening is difficult and I am no exception. I remember very well my first exercise from the Bert Dodson book “Keys to drawings” (my favorite drawing books on amazon). He requests the reader to draw the own left or right hand with the fingers pointing to the viewer. That exercise gets [...]
I found an old paperback on my book shelf an AKAI Jazz and rock discography from the 1980′s and could not resists to use it a sketchbook for quick landscape notes. The drawing is made with a Pentel ink brush pen, a tool that I can highly commend.
My latest entry in the old style landscape drawing book consists of only two types of elements: circular and linear marks, vertical or horizontal.I started in the upper right corner and made my way to the left and downwards from there.
Blurb has made a great change to their e-book feature. In the past e-books had to be a one to one copy of the print versions. I had problems with that because there was no good solution for double page pictures. In the print version I prefer to leave some extra space in the middle [...]
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