Archive | March 2015


I found this colouring page on Pinterest. It shows one of those Russian babouchkas which are nested in one another (you open one, lift it up and up comes another smaller one). I coloured it in with various markers, fineliners and PITT Artist Brush pens.

Happy skull

I found the skull colouring page on pinterest and used transfer paper to transfer the outer lines, the eye sockets, the nose cavity and the teeth of the skull to my drawing cardboard. Then I freely inserted my own patterns. I used Staedtler and Stabilo fineliners and some alcohol markers to colour in the drawing.

Chinese design

This is a sampler page from Dover’s colouring book “Chinese designs stained glass” which I coloured in with all kinds of markers, Stabilo and Staedtler fineliners, PITT Artist brush pens and alcpholic markers. I think that all these markers go pretty well together!

Happy Colours – Finished

This is the final version of the “Happy Colours” piece. I used Stabilo and Staedtler pens and drawing cardboard as support. All in all it took more than a week to do it – either in the morning at the breakfast table or in the early evening when I had returned from work.

Happy colours – work in progress

Happy colours

This piece is hand-drawn and coloured with Stabilo and Staedtler pens. Although spring is round the corner we aren’t seeing many spring colours here in Berlin at the  moment. So I thought to create my own happy colours…

Quick sketch – Killer whale

Yesterday I decided to do an image search for “whale”, found a photo of a killer whale and did a quick sketch of it. This is a bit of a change after all that colouring. I still like to colour, but I think that I want to do more sketches and drawing exercises.

Russian churches – shades of green

This is another dover publications sampler page, and I used all my green markers to colour it in. These markers were alcohol markers and water-based markers resp. fineliners, and I think they fit together.

Fish – final version

Here is the final version of the fish. Colouring page was downloaded from Dover publications and coloured with Staedtler triplus fineliners on copy paper. I must say that I love these blue and greens!

Fish – Work in progress

fish, coloured in with Staedtler Fineliners

This is really a challenge! i’ve never used those Staedtler fineliners before. Their tips are so tiny that you almost need a looking glas to work with them. However I find that kind of colouring very, very soothing. It’s just the proper thing to do after a working day…

The colouring page is a sample page from Dover publications.

Fancy Face

I have a subscription for the newsletter from Dover publications, and one advantage of this newsletter is that you get access to free colouring pages samples every Friday. I did this with a variety of markers – alcohol markers and markers with waterbased ink. I chose simple copy paper mainly for the reason that the colouring page can easily be printed.