Sketch of a Statue

A pencil drawing of a statue's face, which has a broken nose.

Drawing Free 1

Abstract pencil drawing.

Behind the drawing

There is a short story behind this abstract drawing. I work at a large publishing house, and we are now closing down a book archive. Most of the books will be digitalized and made as e-books while others will find new homes in private collections or elsewhere. Amongst the books in this archive, I found quite a gem. A beautiful bound book, which claims to be Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead (Kun den stærke er fri in Danish), but which in reality contained all blank pages:

Empty bookI’m not a fan of Ayn Rand, but this is the most magnificent sketch book I have ever had. I used a lot of time contemplating on what I should draw in it, and this morning I finally decided. I want this to be the book in which I start to draw freely, without thinking too much about it and without having a specific subject or motive. So the above drawing is the first one in the book. An image born while enjoying the sunshine and thinking of nothing.

Bells and Glass Beads

Ink drawing of a collection of bells and glass beads.
A quick ink sketch of a selection of glass beads and bells.

Memoria di Roma

A sketch of an angel statue on Ponte Sant'Angelo in Rome with Saint Peter's Basilica in the background
A sketch of an angel statue on Ponte Sant’Angelo in Rome with Saint Peter’s Basilica in the background

Wooden Hand

A pencil sketch of a wodden hand model.

The Juggler – 2 minutes sketch

A quick pencil sketch of a juggler in the crowd on a street.