Sketch of a cat called Graphite. In pen.

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This cat is called Graphite. One might think that it would be obvious to draw this one in.. your know – graphite – but I did it in pen.

I originally got this request back in April, but never got around to making the sketch, so when the person behind the request asked weather Graphite could be put back into the mix, I happily did so. The poor cat had to wait 10 months!

Today is one of those gray winter-days where the sun comes up just before it goes down, and I tend to be really tired all the time at this time of the year. This must be part of the reason that Graphite ended up a little out of proportion. Maybe I’ll try again in another 10 months..

You can read more about Graphite at


Sketch of a scary balloon artist

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Can you hear the fairground-music playing?

This is another Reddit gets drawn sketch – the request was entitled “My best friend is a balloon artist” – and the guy in the photo didn’t look nearly as scary as this drawing does. See the reference photo here

Hope he’ll forgive me!

And this was my 771th drawing since the 9th September 2014!


Sketch of a happy Sheltie dog!

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Here’s one of those Reddit gets drawn sketches of a Sheltie dog – A quite happy Sheltie dog, I might add!

See the reference photo here

I’ve drawn a few dogs already on my pet art portfolio – but no Shelties yet! I hope to get to make a commissioned portrait of a handsome dog like this at some point.

And this was my 770th drawing since the 9th September 2014!

Landscape in Bhutan

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This is all I got around to doing yesterday. A landscape scene in Bhutan, that I found through “random street view” – I’m not that strong in landscapes and it’s something I’d like to improve, so this site might be a way to quickly finding some more or less useful scenes.

I think that this one could have been a little better with more detailing in the foreground. But how do you actually draw trees and shrubs?