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meneer Wolf

pentel pocket brush

van een foto van een hond in kleren en dan gecombineerd met een foto van een wolf driekwart profiel.

ik had toevallig lopen studeren op een tekening van Scottie Young die hier wat van heeft. Daardoor gingen de kleren snel. Maar alleen in vette brush, ik heb geen puf voor t fijnere kraswerk van Young.


zo is het in zijn werk gegaan:

heehee, thanks! But I’m also so bad at this. I find all kinds of ways to post phone putting a pencil to paper. And really, when I reveal how this one came about you’ll see it actually just a matter of put.the.pencil.to.the.paper.

My plan was to draw a cool, modern grandma. Gaming, wearing a hoody and ear mufflers:
But I couldn’t. I can’t draw people and how do gamers hold their hands and what’s a cool console anyway? So I studied this picture instead, it’s by Scotty Young, because I wanted to change it into a wolf and also into a grandma and then into Little Red herself. I like Young’s style because it’s so scruffy, with thick and many thin lines.

Below I tried turning it into a wolf, first with a large snout, then with a short snout. There on the right… that’s Little Red…

Yeah I gave up. What a mess. That idea is not going to work. Young drew the absolute best version of that image and what was I thinking.

So I gave up and just looked at my pinterest for a bit and thought “maybe a wolf in a silly dog outfit?” and “dog dress” didn’t give good results so I searched for “dapper dog” and came across:

A familiar picture! In nice contrast, I could easily just fill in all the dark shapes with black and it would look like clothes. So I took my brush pen and without a pencil sketch I just drew the clothes as I saw them, quickly, without thinking and with the Young picture still fresh in my muscle memory.

Then I looked up the picture of a wolf half facing the viewer and put it in. It wasn’t this one but something similar:

I then messed up by enjoying the fur on one side of its head too much: it went all black! I sighed and put the picture away. When I came back to it I saw that my mistake now looks like the genius artist considered where the sources of light are.

So you see, it may look like I’m good at this but in truth it’s mainly just trying this and trying that and bumbling about and in the end: just putting the pen to paper and letting others decide whether it’s any good.


juli = Roodkapje

deze maand ga ik proberen om elke (week)dag een tekening over Roodkapje te maken 🙂

In de voorgaande 2 maanden heb ik keihard gewerkt aan een stuk voor een rechtszaak die eind deze maand dient. Daardoor heb ik niet kunnen tekenen, vooral vanwege de stress. Graag pak ik het nu weer op. Het begint weer schetsmatig en snel, zonder zorgvuldige compositie of goede clair obscure. Maar hij staat er en dat is al heel fijn 🙂

Hier is Verkeerde Roodkapje Sukkel:

25: Enjoying Life


two drawings.


One to follow a train of thought that 20: Good Boy inspired.
(The bird was just to warm up. Hence I didn’t erase the pencil lines)
The second one was to enjoy the contrast between the furry bumblebee and the mole (?) in thin lines. Somehow the bumblebee didn’t turn out as rugged as the wolf in 20: Good Boy did. And the mole didn’t get the thin, airy lines I envisioned. Slip of the brush, that. I refilled the brush in a part of the inkwell that had no ink and then didn’t pay attention at pressure when inking.

I did explore the freedom of giving the animals just sticks for limbs. Trying hard not to care too much. To allow myself.

And I tried my hand at colouring with aquarel. I enjoy it more than mumbling in Photoshop. On purpose I used very cheap paint and a brush I probably bought when I was at high school (that would be somewhere in the last century). I work better with cheap materials, it relieves the duty to make it the most beautiful. (black line brushes are exception though. And paper. In those inferior material won’t bring freedom, only frustration)(Oh. I will get frustrated when these paints turn out no to be light fast. Hm. Guess these are internet illustrations after all.)

I enjoy the more accidental bush strokes I used in the colouring. With that cheap brush and unreliable paint (and an untrained hand) I just didn’t bother trying to colour within the lines. As I do with Photoshop.
But I enjoy it only in colouring. In the black lines I don’t enjoy not having absolute control as much…

Also I’m not drawing every day, as you have notices. I now draw when I want to, when I enjoy it. I find I enjoy my ideas for drawing more that way and I no longer feel the pressure of having to perform. These weeks I’m into a Sleep Restriction Therapy program and my daily to-do list was sucking the joy out of my days.
I’ll be cautious this more relaxed attitude doesn’t slip into not drawing at all.

I’ve found that when I start off by looking at drawings I enjoy or illustrators I admire, I easily get in the mood to draw. So for now I’m not worried I’ll loose the motivation to draw.

Two ideas for next month:
1. practise more with each individual drawing. Make several versions of the same drawing. After I finish one I often see things I’d like to do different. I want to explore that. Also: do a warm up.
2. study existing illustrations and copy them. (copy them in my own style, not in the style of the illustrator) (as if I’ve already got my own style! Ha!)
By doing this I get to explore their subjects, their lines, their treatment of space. Chun eun-sil is an artist that really opens my eyes in those respects.

Update: I’ve been just informed that I indeed already have a personal style shining true. I do not see it myself. I see i draw the same as I did when I was 12 years old. I have not developed since then.
However, I know my own eyes and brain ofte see not wjat others see. So I’m just tinkering on, trying to postphone final (e)valuation or justification my my style untill I’ve drawn a year or something. Untill then: keep playing. Keep going when my whim takes me,
Like the 12 year old I’m aparently am.