Sunday, 16 August 2015

Queen Victoria

Cloudy day in London today. Went out to sketch with London Urban Sketchers, my the first time with this group. I came a bit late so had time to do just this one quick sketch of the statue of Queen Victoria in front of Buckingham Palace with lots and lots of tourists around it. 

Monday, 13 July 2015

Royal Festival Hall

Sketched this one yesterday in Royal Festival Hall. Outside you can see Hayward Gallery and Carsten Höller's installation (which is basically a slide, looked really fun.)

PS. Did some drawings in Scotland too but not as much as I hoped. Finding time to sketch is always a problem when you travel with people who don't draw. Luckily yesterday I didn't have that problem, my companion is a very eager sketcher.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Hello Friends...

Thank you for remembering me every now and then and sorry for disappearing for so long. You wouldn't belief the amount of change I have been through lately, which explains my absense a little bit. I have separated, spent weeks to find a flat in London suitable for a single person's budget, and finally moved. I am now living in a lovely new place in East London, not fully settled yet but that has to wait since I am off to Scotland for a hiking holiday tomorrow. Just packed my sketching stuff so maybe there will be a Scotland post. But I am not promising anything.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Sofa (IF: Home)

This is where I have spent quite a lot of time during last couple of days...

Finally got myself to draw 'the new sofa', quite different from the sofa in the previous apartment. The latter was definitely more comfortable but we gave it away because it didn't fit in the new flat (both style and size wise). This is a hard futon sofa bed thing but I like the streamlined look.

Happy new year to all you wonderful people who visit my blog. I am off to Tenerife tomorrow and hope to return with bunch of sunny sketches to share.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Natural History Museum

I was drawing in Natural History Museum today. It was full of inspiring things to draw: corals and shells, fossils, skeletons,... 

This time I stayed in the main lobby drawing the dinosaurus and the giant moa there (I had never heard of moas before, looks like a huge emu or ostrich). The lobby has a wonderful golden yellow light but unfortunately the yellow of my drawings doesn't look that good in the scanned versions. I tried to adjust the color in Photoshop but didn't manage to make these look like the originals. Anyway, I found drawing 'bones' very satisfying for some reason.

Giant Moa

Sunday, 23 November 2014


Another painting from the same kiss series, a bit more passionate maybe? 

These are drafts for a set of larger paintings. It is useful to make these small (A4) ones but I find that the bigger paintings end up looking completely different. Paper size makes a huge difference.

Thursday, 20 November 2014


I came back from a trip to sensual Barcelona last week. The city inspired me to start a series of paintings on the theme kiss. This is one of them.