Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Strange animal

Can't remember what was the name of that creature. It was a good animal for quick sketching: every minute or so it would move a little bit, then hold quite still untill the next move. A pro life drawing model!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Still alive...

If anybody asks himself if I've deserted the blog, then the answer is NO. The past few weeks had been anything but routine, and the coming few weeks are going to be pretty strange as well. I don't get to draw very much (not for fun anyway). I get to do plenty of other interesting stuff though, so hopefully they in turn will inspire the drawing department.
Here is a little morning doodle, just to keep things alive. More to come....

Saturday, August 12, 2006

My site is finally updated!

After about 3 years of almost no updates on my internet site, feeling a stab of embarrassment every time someone says "hey, I looked at your site", I finally foung the time and energy to re-design it and update the material. I'm probably going to tone down some of the colors (having been threatened with various degrees of torture if I don't), but basically I'm pretty pleased with the result. I hope you like it!


P.S. I made a very cute and funny drawing for this post, but you're going to have to take my word for it because Photoshop crashed on me EXACTLY when it was ready to be saved. I kid you not.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Quicksketch: Den Gamle By

If you like the charm of old-fashioned stuff and happen to visit denmark, be sure to go to Den Gamle By (The old town) in the city of Aarhus. It's an open air museum built like an old maket town from the 1800's or so. If you're really into such things, like I am, I also recommand the excelent museum book they sell in the souvenir shop. It's loaded with excelent pictures and interesting text, not just about the museum but also describing what life used to be like in these small market towns.

A while ago I was whining here about the pompousness, strictness and lack of entertainment in museums in general. I was therefore very pleased to read the following lines in my "Den Gamle By" book: "museum visits should be enjoyable. The museum's staff are aware that it is the visitor's spare time and that too much instructing and patronising may easily spoil their day". Hear hear, guys!

This here is a very very quick composition study, trying to capture some of the charm of the place. Don't know if I succeeded. Maybe I'll develop it further at some point.