Monday, August 31, 2015

Morepork sketch

I thought I'd have a go at sketching a morepork (New Zealand ruru bird) after dinner on A4 photocopy paper - Staedler black fineliner. These live around our house, although this sketch is from a photo. I wasn't sure if there was even any point trying to sketch it with a fineliner, but I quite like how this turned out. Unfortunately I sketched it on the back of one of my shopping lists so no point framing it. Luckily the woodenpost covered up the tea mug stains. 

Sail Rock, Waiarapa Coastline, North Island, New Zealand

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Watercolor portrait

A quick portrait sketch over breakfast.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Pastel portrait #2

I'm feeling a little meh over this one.

Rocks at Castlepoint, North Island. I think I might paint this photo soon. Photo: Jonas.

Friday, August 21, 2015


Watercolour study for larger painting on multimedia paper. The above is the original. I'm not sure whether I was picturing in my head something a bit flatter like the altered (on the computer) version below, to reduce the size of the block of sand in the foreground.

or even this:

Homer Tunnel, South Island, New Zealand. Photo: Jonas

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Pastel portraits

Some pastel portraits. I prefer using the wrong side of the paper above. I did some studies on the right side of the Canson pastel paper below, just to try it out.

Mount Cook National Park, South Island, New Zealand (photo: Jonas)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Trying to get back to doing watercolours... again...

Quick watercolour sketch - Early sunset in Mackenzie country, South Island, New Zealand.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Breakfast sketch

Biro on photocopy paper, done over breakfast

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Watercolour portraits

A couple of watercolour portraits I did at art class last night.

Whitemans Valley from the top of Maidstone Park, Upper Hutt, New Zealand