One week of drawing a hand a day – it was good. Well, it got a bit samey as far as drawing is concerned. I had to really come up with ‚poses‘ in order to keep myself entertained. I did
Practice makes perfect, right? As being able to draw hands is an important skill to have for a realist painterling, I have decided to draw my own hands – or hand, as it were – every morning. I try not
This piece was a real challenge to make. To begin with, because I placed the initial line drawing on top of another illustration which consisted of many lines I had a hard time identifying the lines I had put down.
The Salt City Swing Band, which I draw sometimes during their rehearsals and gigs, features three string instruments: the concert bass, the gypsy jazz guitar and the violin. Here are two of these lovely instruments and their adept players. Also,
And now for somethiing completely different… a little honey bee! It is drawn in ink (by Sennelier) and painted with gouache on a sheet of paper which I have torn out of Flow magazine. I love that magazine for its
Villa Olga which I have sketched before; the Salt City Swing Band playing a gig (it was amazing!!); and my beautiful hairdresser Simone. Hier sind ein paar Skizzen der letzten Tage: Villa Olga, die ich erst vor kurzem gezeichnet habe;
This is the last one of my musicians. This team of musicians doesn’t always play together, so technically, I shouldn’t refer to them as a trio. But they were a trio when I sketched them the other night (click here
I usually don’t post on Sundays, but because my website has been down a bit lately due to a server error – apologies for any inconvenience here – I am two days late with these drawings. And I can’t wait
Last night in my church: The two jazz musicians Daniel Stickan and Uwe Steinmetz who perform four concerts a year in our church under the heading of „Sounds of life“ played a wonderful concert together with the amazingly gifted singer
This is my sweetheart working from home. It’s the usual way of things chez Gillands: I sit at my desk or sit/stand at my easel, he is sitting on the sofa all comfortable reading, thinking and typing on his computer.