There is ice cream on the ground – “Datt!”

“Datt” – an Icelandic word you will hear uttered especially by children after dropping absolutely anything (when living in Iceland of course). It means as much as “oops fallen”.  It fell and I don’t know how it happened…!?
“Datt!”

More water colour and ink.

180101 Datt by Mel

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Ice cream in winter

I wanted to take on a new project for January/ February and first thought about a portrait a day as I would like to improve my portrait drawing skills, something I haven´t done in years. But then I remembered something…

I don´t know for how long I have been thinking about doing a series dedicated to ice cream. I love ice cream and Iceland is a country somewhat addicted to it with ice cream shops open until late at night. You can find just as many people queuing for ice cream on a Friday night as during happy hour at the closest pub for another pint of beer.

So enjoy some ice cream during the weekend!

1801 Winter Icecream

Last of 2017

So 2017 ended rather quietly with a bottle of wine and a plate of delicious Swiss cheese. Best of 2017 was that I finally got back into drawing after many years of not doing anything about it but always having it at the back of my head.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Inktober challenge and am super happy that one of my best friends pointed it out to me (Thank you Elise!). It certainly helped to create a positive habit of drawing regularly. Not every day, as there are plenty of other things I like to do, but about every other day.

1712 ink by Mel

Beside ink, which is my favourite at the moment, I am also trying to teach myself how to use water colours. I always had them but never actively used them.

1712 Bird water color

Happy new year!

Hoop VI

Went to aerial hoop class tonight. First time I moved since Christmas, and damn, it was a struggle. All that eating left its traces. Perhaps on Friday I will be in better shape again to try this kind of shoulder stand.

 

1712 hoop shoulder stand

Happy holidays

I´m not big on all the Christma hype and also mostly missed out on any preparations due to the flu  for the last week. So I made my own Christmas card instead.

Happy holidays!

1712 Jóla 5

Aerial hoop V

I have been sketching a lot recently, trying out new techniques. Another hoop drawing…

1711 Aerial hoop

I was thinking to try portraits next, using different techniques, and see what comes out of it. I did a lot of portraits when I was younger but haven´t really done anything for the past couple of years.

Aerial hoop

I am completely hooked on aerial hoop. I just got back to it this summer after a year long break. Love to be upside down in the air again!

1711 vertical split hoop

Water colour & ink

Last of Inktober

The last of the Inktober drawings… better late than never. Voilà!

For the little time I spend on this one I quite love it. I need to get more of that Indian ink I’ve been using.

1710 Inktober Crooked scan

Delayed Inktober upload

With all the pre-Finland excitement I just noticed that I forgot to upload the remainder of the Inktober drawings.

So here they are.

1710 Inktober sword scan

While in Finland – part 2

I was in Oulu, Finland, for two weeks enjoying crispy cold air, snowfall and sauna. Love and miss the forest.

Nothing better than to take a walk in a winter forest.

1711 Oulu

While in Finland

Had a little break and went to Finland for 2 weeks to relax. Also took my sketchbook along although I did not get much drawing done. But I am ready to start again now that I am back home.

I also took the man with the hat on the trip with me.

1711 Finland Man with hat in Oulu

More ink

Inktober was a lot of fun thanks to a friend who pointed it out to me  and I really enjoyed drawing with ink, something I hadn´t done in years.

Bought a new notebook and will definitely keep on going.