1000 – One night

Here is my 1000th sketch (since I started my blog a few years ago) and the first one in a new Hahnemuehle sketchbook. This turned out to be an testing of the new book – it always takes a while to get used to a new one. First impressions? The paper is less absorbent than I expected (the paint hangs around on the surface for quite a while), but nice and thick.


#524 – Night outside

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For my flight back to the Philippines I had to go through Ho Chi Minh and had several hours to wait there. It was close to midnight by the time I sat down at the gate – so instead of nodding off and missing the flight, I drew this to keep me alert! And yes the guy in the foreground really did have a big stomach like that.


#449 – Red bowl

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Here is a late night doodle. The AC in our living room drips sometimes so we use a bowl to protect the couch – and our heads. The highlights on the bowl are there by chance – when I closed the sketchbook the paint was wet and sticky and the pages got glued together. When I opened it a few bits of the surface ripped off – so I just coloured it back in! I think it really improved the sketch.