Quick sketch of a guy with his camera

 

Again a Reddit gets drawn sketch – this guy wanted to have a drawing made of him holding his camera. I wanted to try one of those really quick pen sketches with loosely added watercolor to make it come alive. I often see people making those, and really love how this minimal attack can give really nice results.

I think the last time I tried doing something similar was when I tried to copy some great watercolor cyclist sketches by Maxine Dodd very very long ago.

I actually drew this so fast that I accidentally dipped my watercolor brush in my coffee. But never worry. It tastes just fine.

753thomas-dalsgaard-clausen-2015-11-25f sketch guy and his camera in pen and watercolor

Self-portrait day today?

thomas-dalsgaard-clausen-2015-11-25c sketchy self portrait

As you may know, I graduated a week ago, and since then I’ve had a lot more time on my hands than I’m used to – which also means more time for drawing! I haven’t been very active online the last few months – only checking in on my blog to post 10-20 sketches at a time with little commentary, and I haven’t really been following anybody else’s blogs in that time period either. That’s changing now!
I went to Kirk’s “Dumb Sketch Daily” blog and saw that he did a self portrait today – Apparently he and another blogger (who also posted her self-portrait) have decided that the 25th in each month is going to be self-portrait day!

Why not? If everyone makes something that has the same theme every once in a while, it’ll make for an interesting collection, so I’ll try and get on the “each 25’th of the month self-portrait” wagon!

I actually did a self portrait the other day, but for this  one I decided to bring out our big dressing-room mirror. That way I could sit a little more comfortably while drawing, and also have my whole head in-frame, rather than moving around in order to catch the details in that other little mirror that we have.

I think it turned out pretty decent. Whenever I do self-portrait, I always end up looking a little bored or dangerous.. I think it’s due to looking down on the sketchbook and only “rolling up” my eyes for looking at the mirror, rather than finding a specific pose every time. It was fun to work with a shadow side and a sunlit side of my face, but it might have turned out a bit too dark.

Come see my past self portraits too

This sketch was my 750th since September 9th 2014

Sketch of a (very) silly looking dog

thomas-dalsgaard-clausen-2015-11-25b sketch of a silly dog

Here’s the last sketch for today – I’m tired! This one was from Reddit gets drawn like most of the others of today’s sketches. I hope you all like it.

I draw people’s pets upon request – one per day. If you’d like to put your pet in the draw, send me a photo, and I might pick you!
Free sketch of your pet

I also do pet portraits on commission – go have a look at that 🙂

Now I’m off to bed!

This was my 749th sketch since 9th September 2014

Sketch of Vladimir Putin seeming less than amused

thomas-dalsgaard-clausen-2015-11-25a portrait of vladimir putin in pen

I did my angry Erdogan sketch earlier, so here’s Putin. You could argue that there’s something uniquely fitting about his facial expression. But then again – this is just how he always looks. His eyes got a little wobbly. I can’t seem to draw portraits with aligned eyes – at all. On my previous baby portrait, Laura commented that she thought it looked cute. I’m not 100% sure that the same goes for Putin, but I’ll let you judge that one.

Putin is next in line for my “Rulers of the world” project where I will eventually draw every head-of-state in the world.

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