08 February 2015

Sketching at the museum

Every first Saturday of the month (as we happily found out), the admission to the Museum zu Allerheiligen in SH is free. Perfect for a monthly sketchout in these icy cold temperatures!

At the Manora restaurant, waiting for the museum to open.

The ideal female form according to people from Oaxaca, Mexico, 1st cent. BC - 2nd cent. AD. 

Urn from Colombia, 10-15th cent. BC. 

We then proceeded to the next kebab & falafel take out for something warm.

05 December 2014

Advent calender

I've been busy.
Right now I am painting the 2014 edition of the gnome advent calender and time is ticking. :-)

07 September 2014


We had some gorgeous weather yesterday so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to sketch outside and get away from the drawing desk.
This is a hazel tree/shrub. There are hazelnuts in the project I am currently working on, so it was nice to sketch something related to it.

12 July 2014

The Great Schaffhausen Knights’ Festival

I went to say hi to a friend at the medieval tournament in SH today. He is a member of the Company of Saynt Georgea group of enthusiasts recreating the military and civil life of a Burgundian artillery unit between 1460 and 1480.

I only bought the ticket for the museum and the medieval camp, going to the turney would have more than doubled the price... which should not keep any of YOU from going there!
I sketched most of the helmets on display in the museum - even tried one on. Boy they are heavy! The knights must have had muscles in places I wouldn't even know of to support all the weight from their armor.

Then I went back to sketch my friend. Lots of children stopped and asked me questions and they were all excited about me sketching, which made me even more excited. Other members of the Company appreciated my doings as well, and I got a spot to sit on under their kitchen tent when it started to drizzle a bit. 

All in all I had a great time sketching but now my brain is fried. :-)

Restaurant sketch

I did a sketch of this restaurant before. This time I kept it very very loose - something I don't usually do but definitely should practise.