Sketchy self-portrait

thomas-dalsgaard-clausen-2015-11-19b sketchy self portrait

It’s been thousands upon thousands of years since I last did a self-portrait. I thought that it was due time than I cram one in there between all the cats. So here’s me with one eye closed. I used that same little make-up mirror that I picked up for this very purpose months ago, and it just isn’t big enough for my head. So it needs to be placed far away, and then I have to squint to see anything and so on and so forth.

The portrait is sketchy – as intended. It only took a few minutes, and I think it actually looks like me. Do I look tired? I am tired. People who know me always tend to disagree about my self-portraits, though. There’s something weird about drawing yourself in that way. At least it looks like a human being, which is reassuring since I would expect it to look more like a cat at this point.

I think that I’ll call it a day. See you tomorrow!


Lounging cat sketch

thomas-dalsgaard-clausen-2015-11-19a sketch of a lounging cat

This is a cat named Niko requested by @vickisarris on twitter

Don’t forget that you can request a free sketch of your pet if you want!

I’ve been neglecting this blog for a long time. I call it One drawing daily, but sometimes it’s been one drawing every four days or something like that. The reason is that I’ve been really busy with my studies. The good news is that I just presented my thesis-project today, and that I passed the thing! That means that I now go from being a stressed out student to being a lazy couch-potato! I’ve really been looking forward to this, and I plan on making it an occasion to get back to being more regular with this blog, experimenting a little more with my drawings, and having fun! I also hope to be able to scale up the whole pet-portraits on commission deal, all the while having time to also make drawings not of cats and dogs. (Oh, and then I ought to go look for a job too, I suppose?)

Thanks to everyone who’s still sticking around after months of inactivity on this site as well as all of those “bulk” posts. I’m going to try and make more of an effort out of it now!

This was my 736’th drawing since September 2014!

11 tired sketches and drawings!

Drawing of a silly dog

Sketch of a dog in pen

A quick sketch of a happy dog!

Sketch of a room

This is a pencil perspective that I’m using as a means of visualization on a project I am making in architecture school.

sketch of a roof garden view

This is the same deal. View from a roof garden.

Drawing of a cat in pen

And here’s a cat sketch. I’ve been really busy lately, so I might have skipped  a few days in between some of these

Sketch of a cat in pen

Another cat in pen. Playing  a little with the background

Sketch of a dog

This is the third out of three dog sketches. It didn’t go really well as you can see – it took me three attempts to make something I eventually was happy with!

Drawing of a dog in pen

Second attempt – a little rough.

Drawing of a silly dog

And here’s the third one. I think that the sillyness of this pose helped bring out  something positive in the sketch as opposed to the two others!

Drawing of a dog in pen

Another one that I’m not too happy with – Very soon, I’ll be having more time on my hands to actually draw something that’s not rushed every day !

Drawing of a cat in pen

A cat!

Commissioned drawing of a boxer dog called Henry

And finally – here’s a commissioned portrait of Henry the boxer, that i just finished. I hope you like it! If you’re interested in seeing more of my custom pet portraits –  please head over to my other site, ! – I’ll post that last one over there shortly.

These were my 725-735th drawings since the 9th September 2014 !

Five drawings – After a few slow days

Drawing of a dog in pen

Drawing of a dog in penA quick dog sketch that I actually think turned out quite ok.

Drawing of a dog in penThis one went  a little bezerk, but I still think it has some of the atmosphere of the reference photo

Drawing of a dog in penI’m not really happy about this one – bad spacing on the page, and the wild sketchyness made for a bad drawing rather than giving it that “feel”.. There’s always tomorrow!

Drawing of a dog in penI’m more happy about this one !

Commissioned drawing of two cats in watercolor and penAnd then the last one – a commission drawing of two cats!

These were my 720th-724th drawings since the 9th September 2014