This weeks commute drawings

My work week goes from Sundays to Thursdays (Because the papers come out on Monday to Friday), so those are the days in which I try and draw during my 45 minute train commute. This week I made four commute drawings, on the fifth day of the week I was too engrossed in my book to put it down. (I was finishing The Cuckoo’s Calling and I could not stop!)

I’ve been mixing it up by trying to use the different drawing tools I carry with me.

Sunday: based off a lady I saw standing on the platform waiting for my train to depart. I only saw her for a moment so most of this is my imagination, and I re-drew her head many times. The Moleskine paper disappointed me because each time I used my eraser some of the creamy colour (which I love as a base) came off as well and would leave white spots. Her face had gotten really white, but using the markers negated that. The colours are based on the markers I happened to put in my bag when I left home. (The actual lady was wearing vastly different ones.) Pencil and markers in my Moleskine sketchbook.

A fairy for my #commutedrawing. Light wash pencil and a water brush in my Moleskine sketchbook.

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Monday: a fairy! Derwents water soluble sketch pencil Light wash and a water brush in my Moleskine sketchbook. I don’t use these pencils often, but they are actually pretty awesome. I want to do a larger drawing with them on actual water colour paper at some point, and make use of the fact that I have light, medium and dark wash, to get a wider tonal spectrum.

Tuesday: a portrait of an imaginary girl. Portraits like this are kind of my comfort zone, I have been drawing faces since forever. I like this one and it was good practice to have her looking up a bit. 🙂 Pencil in my Moleskine sketchbook.

Wednesday: Spring has arrived early in The Netherlands. (We barely had a winter to speak of). Graphite pencil and watercolour pencils with a water brush in my Moleskine sketchbook. It’s al right, but I’m not too impressed with this one. I didn’t really feel like drawing and it took me a while to come up with a subject, so it was not an easygoing process this time. That also might have had an effect on why I didn’t make one for Thursday, in addition to not wanting to stop reading.

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