395 Drawing of a giraffe with a ballpoint pen and watercolors after photo by Steve Boer

This is my fourth drawing today. They don’t take that long when I do them with this pen, so that might be the reason. I wish I could do this all day every day. Maybe some day. I got the photo from Steve Boer’s photo blog While drawing it, I couldn’t help thinking about the … Read more

394 Ballpoint pen drawing of a Blue Hebron with added watercolor after photo by JD Photography

This time I stumbled across this beautiful photo of this beautiful bird in flight I should have drawn it a little bit smaller and maybe a little bit slower.. I really like its feet, but I didn’t want to shorten its legs in order to include them ! – Typical. Toss it or live with … Read more

390 Camel in ink and watercolor

Sometimes you just draw a camel. This is one of those times. The ballpoint pen in growing on me! Did you know that the arbic word for camel “jamal” has the same root as the word for “beautiful” Jamil? They’re closely related linguistically. Experts say that the arabs of old found this beast so beautiful … Read more

389 Chipmunk in pen and watercolor after photo by Victor Rakmil

Behold for this is a chipmunk. (Or is it a squirrel? What is the difference?) Trying to do something different once in a while. This one was quick – The green grass turned out a little unnatural. Maybe i ought to have faded it more in the background. Any thoughts? I have a couple of … Read more

388 Portrait of Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine in pen and watercolor

This is Petro Poroschenko, the president of Ukraine. One of the “Rulers of the World” that I’ve been tip-toing around for a while. This is with a kind of ballpoint pen, that I have previously used for writing. It’s very very thin for a ballpoint pen, though. When using fineliners or pens with a felt … Read more

387 Portrait of Ralph Gonsalves, the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in watercolor and fineliner pen

Portrait of Ralph Gonsalves, the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in watercolor and fineliner pen

This is  Ralph Gonsalves, the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in watercolor and fineliner pen. I’m still trying to work out this fineliner thing. Memadtwo (or one of them!) pointed out how you can just leave your “wrong” lines be, and draw on top of it with a “correct” drawing.. Maybe I … Read more

386 Portrait of Charles Michel, the Prime Minister of Belgium done in fineliner and watercolor

This is Charles Michel, the Prime Minister of Belgium This time I started out with the fineliner (or pen.. what’s it called?) to first make the drawing and then I put on the watercolor. The ink has the disadvantage of not being erasable, so you can’t correct your mistakes. You can’t conceal it with watercolor … Read more

382 Stairs in the Jewish Museum in Berlin

I did this after a photo that I have taken in the Jewish Museum in Berlin (well, I would imagine that we’re at least thousands of people having taken the same photo – nothing original about that) It’s not really green, but my photo turned out almost monochrome, so i decided to pick a color. … Read more

380 Portrait of Emomalii Rahmon, the president of Tajikistan, painting in watercolor

This is the president of Tajikistan, Emomalii Rahmon It’s my zombie Saturday – I did the habitual night shift yesterday and it really destroys the whole weekend. I did manage to do this one, though. I think it turned alright for a quick sketch. Tajikistan is a country in Central Asia. And this is a … Read more

379 Street scene in Algiers coming out of a tunnel, watercolor

This is from a photo I’ve taken in Algiers, Algeria. It’s a tunnel that leads to the “Place Audin” in the center of the city. Watercolor is a great mystery. As is perspective. And cars too. This is lose, but is it the right kind of lose? Maybe these kind of perspectives need to be … Read more