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McDad in Scotland

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Father’s day drawing featuring: mist, mountains, a hairy coo, hiking boots, some pints and a pinch of silly.

Sums up our Scotland trip pretty well πŸ™‚

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I tried to draw my mom and me from a picture for mothers day. It didn’t turn out as good as I hoped… I really regret having done the outlines, it looked better without. But then there’s no ctrl Z on real paper…

I thought it would be nice to do a hand made gift after all those years. Because you do it when you’re little, remember? You make this useless things in kinder garden and your parents have to pretend to be super stoked about them. But then, I do agree that there is a value in hand made things that can’t be found in a bought gift so… Outlines or no outlines, it’s still better than what I did 28 years ago πŸ™‚

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Camino colours

My recent trip to Spain was the first on which I brought a portable watercolour set. To be honest, I only started painting a couple of weeks before I left and I hoped that the Spanish light and broad views would motivate me to practice more.

While I hated being pressured into showing my work to other pilgrims, and I didn’t even carry a watercolour book (just a regular notebook with rough fuzzy paper), I ended up making more paintings than I thought I would. And even on the days were the weather was too cold or the journey too long to take time out for sketching, I usually painted from a picture as soon as I got to the hostel (pictures at the bottom of this article). Continue reading Camino colours

Aquarel selfie

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My latest watercolour practice turned out way better than expected.
I don’t really know how I manage to make a drawing both better looking than real life and disproportional at the same time… but it’s still my best attempt to self portrait ever. I’m happy.

I wish I had a jawline like that in real life though… Hahaha! Not.