Catch me if you can

Art supply shops are like candy shops. You go in to buy the one thing you want and walk out with a bag of goodies instead. I treated myself to a fountain pen and new nibs for drawing. Plus a ton of different papers and pencils.

First fountain pen trial.

Practice Makes Perfect

Another Caran D’ache practice. I feel like I am not there yet, to the image I have in my head, but I think it is definitely an improvement from the last drawing. What do you think?

Have a great week!

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Keep Your Focus

I started work on two new books. One will be my own, with the main character being the one and only, little Mr Fox. The other one is still in the planing stage. But I am excited nevertheless.

Seems for a fun warm up sketch I have settled for another fun French Bulldog once again. Also good to practice my pencil drawing skills.

So set your focus and don´t loose it.

Relax while you can

Sun is shining, the weather is sweet. No more cats and dogs, nevertheless I drew a dog.

Let´s say he is sunbathing and enjoying the warmth.

Should I draw a cat tomorrow?

It´s Raining Cats and Dogs II

Maybe I should start drawing cats too. At the end of the day I will always remain a dog person though.

Inspiration of funny dogs comes from Pinterest.

Sleepy Dog

Still learning how to use my new Caran d´ache coloured pencils. I have a vision in my mind but so far I have not been able to reproduce it on paper yet.

Practice makes perfect, so I will keep on drawing and see what comes out of it eventually.

Doggos

This is what happens when you want to use all your new coloured pencils at once. A coloured mess.

Oh well. At least I tried them all out. I will try again. But I am also on the way to buy a few more coloured pencils. Just in love with them!

Pool Life

Kobbi the pug is waiting for summer. So am I.

I am certainly ready to go to the pool, if it just wasn´t so windy today…

More silly pug drawings you find in my first illustrated children’s story written by my Icelandic friend Norbert. The story is now also available in Icelandic for any language enthusiasts out there.

Book in English

Deutsches Buch

Bók á íslensku

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Morning Walk

The best thing about having a dog is, that you are forced to go out in any wind and weather. Sometimes it’s tough but almost always rewarding.

Hello there! What has this little one spotted?

Street Style

They say, dogs look like their owners, or is it the other way around?

Today’s quick sketch inspired by Pinterest – A French bulldog and his stylish grumpy looking companion.

Happy Monday, off to work!

Come And Play With Me

This is Kobbi. A lively pug who likes to play fetch. Let´s have some fun together and be active.

Hope the new year is treating you well so far.

Take Me Out for a Walk

The good thing about dogs is, that they force you to go out in every weather. Unless you have a dog that hates the rain and you are the one that has to force your dog to leave the house.

Here the temperatures are way below freezing, but we will head out for a walk nevertheless. Even without a dog. Have a nice weekend everyone.

Pool Time

Kobbi the pug decided to head to the pool to chill out with his favourite yellow duck. He loves hanging out in the water. Can someone get him a drink?