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Sketchbook - canal by keiross
Sketchbook - canal
For the first time in my life, I own a Moleskine sketchbook. It is the best thing I have bought in years. 

I want to use it to learn and practice with lots of painfully honest and not very polished observational pictures drawn straight with a pen (no pencil). This will be difficult but fun. Let's see how it goes.

We had the first not-freezing day of the year so I wrapped up and sat by a local canal and sketched this. The process of drawing from observation is a great way to find peace.  
Marty McFly in ballpoint pen by keiross
Marty McFly in ballpoint pen
One of my favourite ever films is Back to the Future. It was my pleasure to draw Marty in the money shot at the end of the film. I did it all using a 60 cent biro which I nicked from my office. It took freaking ages. I watched seasons 2,3 and 4 of Madmen while drawing it.

Anyway... I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet... but your kids are gonna love it.
Blog illustration - Vladimir Nabokov by keiross
Blog illustration - Vladimir Nabokov
So this is a watercolour illustration I did for a popular English speaking blog about Berlin called The portraits are of old Russian poet/author Vladimir Nabokov (young and old versions) about whom the blog had written an article. He lived in Berlin in his thirties and the article examined his opinion of the city and how it may have effected his work.

Anyway, the piece is a bit loose and there was deadline pressure, but I'm kind of happy with it. Trying to not beat myself up about its shortcomings. Both of the portraits of were from black and white photos, I made the colour up and have subsequently tweaked it in Photoshop to make it look a bit older. And I just realised this is probably the most boring description I have ever written on DA. If you are still reading you must be the kind of person that just enjoys reading. You probably enjoy novels a lot. That's cool. Anyway, thanks for reading and have a nice day.
Finnish Cabin by keiross
Finnish Cabin
I painted this as a Christmas gift for my parentos. It's the cabin in which we stay in Finland. 


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Current Age: 35 (yikes)
Current Residence: Berlin of all places
It says I have been here for ten years.

Ten..... years.

Well, I'm back, sort of. I picked up a pencil again so I thought I'd upload some crap for old time's sake.


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hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Writer
You still hanging around this hole?
keiross Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm uploading art here, yeah.
hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Professional Writer
good. how is else?
EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Just a little feature ;-) bus stop out of reaches


IsakiYukihara Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Photographer
Deine Kunst ist ja cool :)
ankara97b Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the faves! :D
MikhaelLochan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav dear!
CheapWeave Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're way too talented. 
MatteoCattonar Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
THX :hug:

please like this page:…
(if you already done...thx so much!)
liz3889 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favorite!

I was in Berlin a year ago and also people-watched on the U-bahn.  Neat series, keep it up!
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