Do Not Wake a Sleeping Dragon

I bought some red ink as I wanted to try out something different. This is what the first experiment looks like.

The ink doesn´t cover as well as I would have expected. Lets see what I will use it for.

Be a unicorn

Happy New Year everyone!

Let´s see what the next year will bring. Thank you for all your support throughout the year.

Window Shopping in Edinburgh II

Some more window shopping travel sketches from my new sketchbook.

Souvenir shop window in the old town of Edinburgh.

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A cake shop display near Haymarket. Damn, I want that cake!

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Inktober 2019 Day 20 – Tread

I couldn´t really think of anything for this prompt,  so I made the little fox cross a creek on his adventure to… the unknown.

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Inktober 2019 Day 15 – Legend

The only legend I could think of was that of a unicorn. Also there is the saying, that if you can be a unicorn, be a unicorn.

Happy Monday!

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Inktober 2019 Day 14 – Overgrown

I wanted to draw another dragon. This one went to take a nap in the forest. After a long slumber he woke up only to discover that he was surrounded by forest flora and fauna.

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Day 12 – Blossoming #WorldWatercolorMonth

Flower-vase-hair. Inspiration was a post about ridiculous Instagram trends. This was apparently a thing at some point?

Anyway, flowers are blossoming. Here in Iceland the last lupins are still in bloom.

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Window of Curious Items

On an evening stroll with a friend around the Plaka area in the centre of Athens, we passed by this shop window. It was the only thing illuminated on a dark street and had something weirdly fascinating about it, so that I had to take a picture.

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Magic Forest

From the park with flowers in bloom to the magic forest. I actually love how this one turned out. The paper was not great but I like the idea and I think I will re-do it on better paper at some point.

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Inspired by Iceland Throwback

Went through my photos as I was looking for something specific. Found anything but the photo I was looking for. But amongst them I discovered this gem from 2016 – an inspired by Iceland kitsch compilation postcard that I drew to send to the boyfriends family.

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Inktober Day 9 – Precious

If the chicken needs a break, you can hop on your precious dragon to take you places.

I wish he could take me to work right now, so I´d avoid the traffic.

What does the flying bottle do there you might wonder? I thought about a snitch first, which turned into a bottle of beer, which is the carrot for the dragon to keep him going the right direction.

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