Archive | January 2015


Monster-tangle. Markers on paper.

I had fun drawing all the tangles in the background and colouring selected spots. I am working very hard at the moment in my 9-5 job, and drawing all these lines and applying a colour now and then is the best thing to relax after work.

Chihuaha Sketch

Chihuaha. Pencil first and then ink

I did this quick sketch following a drawing tutorial on YouTube. As you can see it I did it on a piece of scrap paper – you can see the print on the back of the paper shining through. And – oops – you can see some of the pencil strokes which I actually wanted to erase. Well, seeing the piece on my screen makes me notice all the things I overlooked and should have done before putting the sketch on the scanner.



Horse tangle. Ink and Alholic markers

This is the second version of a horse portrait I’d been colouring. The first version you can see here. Whereas the red horse has been coloured with gouache and then alcohol markers, this version is pure markers. I also wanted to put the horse onto a kind of zentangle background.

Colourful snake


This is more a preliminary sketch than an actual piece of art. It has been drawn on a cheap piece of paper with a ballpoint pen, and coloured with markers. But I must say that I’m quite pleased with the result all in all.

Dancing bird reworked

Dancing bird reworked. Markers on copy paper. January 2015

Just playing with patterns and colours. Now I think that I can call this done!

Dancing Bird


Dancing bird

This was done very quickly on a piece of paper. Although I not quite sure whether to add some colours on the tail and head feathers I think that I don’t want to colour the whole bird. This dancing bird is something like a symbol of the coming spring to me, with its dancing pose and the bright colours.

A quick Portrait


One of my art goals for 2015 is to sketch and draw on a regular basis. I did this while watching one of the many drawing videos on YouTube.

Little Monster

Monster. Layoutmarkers on special paper.

This is a very quick drawing. When I coloured it I noticed that I lack certain blue pens, so the shading was a bit difficult. You ought to have a dark, medium and light pen in order to create depth. So I used a light grey to darken the blue. Well, it only worked to a certain extent.

Colourful doodle #3

colourful doodle #3

I thought I might try a different colour combination – this time including shades of blue and yellow. I definitely have to practise more with the darkest and most intensive blue – ultramarine. It only needs a tiny little stroke of that colour to blend it nicely. There are some spots in that doodle where I was successful with that – and some places where I was not. Well.

Colours gone wild

Wild. Markers on glossy paper.

I had soo much fun with colouring this one! The glossy paper I am using for my markers is a perfect paper for them – you don’t see any mark on the other side, and you blend colours beautifully.The only disadvantage is that it is a bit sticky, and you have to wait a bit before you put it on the scanner.