Sketch of a moka pot

Moka maker sketch

Moka maker sketch

Three months have passed since my last “daily” drawing! This one is a little sloppy when it comes to proportion and composition, but at least  it’s a sketch 😉

I just wanted to make a quick shoutout about my new blog called My Love of Mornings

It’s brand new, so you still won’t find tons of articles there yet, but the theme is “what I do when I get up early in the morning”. It will feature posts about language learning, drawing, art, architecture and philosophy or thoughts and ideas that I get in the morning. The morning is the best time of the day in my mind.

Anyway, I hope that this new blog can be an excuse to draw a few illustrations now and then. I don’t think that the coffee pot above is good enough, but we’ll see!


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

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!


A long day and three mediocre drawings

Drawing of a dog in ballpoint pen

Hi! Yesterday was my night shift day, and the morning after, we had stuff to do, so now after having slept early in the evening, I’m up late at night! What a mess! I did the first drawing on the list while waiting to begin my night shift. It’s a pear and an apple. I … Read more