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.
This is where our cat often sleeps at night – tucked under the table and out of sight.
The Doodlewash prompt today is “lighthouse”. It’s a pity I can’t see one from here…but instead I drew the neighbours house where they have a light on.
Last night, watching a rubbishy movie before I went to bed, I started doodling the living room and just carried on to the next page…I seem to have an obsession with double page spreads at the moment. I confess though I got tired, so added the colour this morning.
A little sketch last night before I went to bed – just the view out the window.
My workload is getting in the way of my sketching time as usual – I drew this view of our crowded, tiny bedroom, as I went to bed after midnight.
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.
Work has taken over and I’ve missed a few days. Here is one from af few days ago – a quick late night sketch on the last page in my sketchbook.
Late night sketch of my wife toiling away. Something went wrong with the proportions – her knees are too high up!
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.