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Dag 28 : Disney

Went and see the film “Saving Mr Banks” today, and thought it would be nice to have a Disney themed last picture. I think this is really the first time in my entire life I tried to draw a Mickey,

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Dag 28 : Disney

Went and see the film “Saving Mr Banks” today, and thought it would be nice to have a Disney themed last picture. I think this is really the first time in my entire life I tried to draw a Mickey,

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Dag 27 : Kar

And a quick little painting of a red car. The flash bleached the colour a bit, it is more red than this.

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Dag 27 : Kar

And a quick little painting of a red car. The flash bleached the colour a bit, it is more red than this.

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Dag 26 : Vliegtuig

Trying to do an aeroplane. From a photo by Herman Potgieter, South African Airforce Mirage F1.

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Dag 26 : Vliegtuig

Trying to do an aeroplane. From a photo by Herman Potgieter, South African Airforce Mirage F1.

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Dag 25 : Heks

Witch on broomstick in front of gibbous moon. Congratulations on anyone who can guess what I read recently.

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Dag 25 : Heks

Witch on broomstick in front of gibbous moon. Congratulations on anyone who can guess what I read recently.

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Dag 24 : Dansers

And since I was doing two today, some more dancers. I actually like this one. Maybe it is because the legs and faces are perfect.

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Dag 24 : Dansers

And since I was doing two today, some more dancers. I actually like this one. Maybe it is because the legs and faces are perfect.

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Dag 23 : Ballerina

  And a day late with this one. Ballerina with brown hair.

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Dag 23 : Ballerina

  And a day late with this one. Ballerina with brown hair.

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Dag 22 : Slang

And yesterday while walking the dog I saw a little snake. It was shorter than my foot, and very scared. It is the first time in many years I saw one, and I was really chuffed about it. And a

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Dag 22 : Slang

And yesterday while walking the dog I saw a little snake. It was shorter than my foot, and very scared. It is the first time in many years I saw one, and I was really chuffed about it. And a

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Dag 21 : Draak

Today I felt like doing a dragon and went down in flames.

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Dag 21 : Draak

Today I felt like doing a dragon and went down in flames.

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Dag 20 : Skoenlapper

Random online picture of a butterfly that I copied.

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Dag 20 : Skoenlapper

Random online picture of a butterfly that I copied.

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Dag 19 : Lamp

Exploring some scroll work concepts  in  a lamp I want to make. Now I know how not to do it.

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Dag 19 : Lamp

Exploring some scroll work concepts  in  a lamp I want to make. Now I know how not to do it.

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Dag 18 : Slak

Finally all the batteries are charged and synchronised with my postings. So I am up to date. I would love to do another forging challenge. Te big problem is the coal forges are too slow to start up for an

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Dag 18 : Slak

Finally all the batteries are charged and synchronised with my postings. So I am up to date. I would love to do another forging challenge. Te big problem is the coal forges are too slow to start up for an

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Dag 17 : Wiel

Late post, but made on time. Wheel against wall, badly done.

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Dag 17 : Wiel

Late post, but made on time. Wheel against wall, badly done.

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Dag 16 : Spoor

Made on time, but late on posting. Having go at perspective, but thank goodness for cropping.

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Dag 16 : Spoor

Made on time, but late on posting. Having go at perspective, but thank goodness for cropping.

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Dag 15 : Perd

Blacksmith get together on Saturday, and my first attempt a forging a horse’s head.

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Dag 15 : Perd

Blacksmith get together on Saturday, and my first attempt a forging a horse’s head.

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Dag 14 : Hond

Made on time, but late posting. Interesting how wrong I can get something I see every day.

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Dag 14 : Hond

Made on time, but late posting. Interesting how wrong I can get something I see every day.

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Dag 13 : Skaduwee

I had no idea what I wanted to do when I started, but it turned out interesting.

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Dag 13 : Skaduwee

I had no idea what I wanted to do when I started, but it turned out interesting.

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Dag 11 : Appel

And the glistening of the wet paint actually look good. Not feeling well tonight. Going to bed now.

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Dag 11 : Appel

And the glistening of the wet paint actually look good. Not feeling well tonight. Going to bed now.

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Dag 10 : Opstyg

Note to self : When trying to paint an airplane keep a reference handy.

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Dag 10 : Opstyg

Note to self : When trying to paint an airplane keep a reference handy.

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Dag 9 : Boek

And it seems my brush technique has improved. But the spine didn’t work out right.

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Dag 9 : Boek

And it seems my brush technique has improved. But the spine didn’t work out right.

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Dag 8 : Slaaptyd

A little bit late. Only when I switched of my computer at midnight I remembered about thing a day. So I did this first thing in the morning. Before coffee. That is my excuse.

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Dag 8 : Slaaptyd

A little bit late. Only when I switched of my computer at midnight I remembered about thing a day. So I did this first thing in the morning. Before coffee. That is my excuse.

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Dag 7 : Muur

And this image popped into my head today, so I tried my best. The riots are real, lots of protest against wrong electricity bills. The library, police station, and a few other places were burnt down, most of the shops

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Dag 7 : Muur

And this image popped into my head today, so I tried my best. The riots are real, lots of protest against wrong electricity bills. The library, police station, and a few other places were burnt down, most of the shops

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Dag 6 : Vuur

And since rioters are burning the town, a fire to commemorate the occasion. I think I will do an easier subject tomorrow.

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Dag 6 : Vuur

And since rioters are burning the town, a fire to commemorate the occasion. I think I will do an easier subject tomorrow.

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Dag 5 : Blom

And a go at painting something real/realish. (Do not drop dirty water on the paper.)  

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Dag 5 : Blom

And a go at painting something real/realish. (Do not drop dirty water on the paper.)  

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Dag 4 : Vlakte

And I finally found my other brushes, so I had a go at doing a washy sort of effect. And tried to make some more numbers. My 8 has improved.

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Dag 4 : Vlakte

And I finally found my other brushes, so I had a go at doing a washy sort of effect. And tried to make some more numbers. My 8 has improved.

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Dag 3 : Blomtyd

And on the third day I explored new colours in the box. And tried to make numbers. Who could have thought an eight was so difficult?

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Dag 3 : Blomtyd

And on the third day I explored new colours in the box. And tried to make numbers. Who could have thought an eight was so difficult?

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Dag 2 : Speeltyd

    Fiddling around with techniques. I did try to look for some bird pictures online but my pc crashed on me, so this is from my head. As you can see, there are strange things in my head.

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Dag 2 : Speeltyd

    Fiddling around with techniques. I did try to look for some bird pictures online but my pc crashed on me, so this is from my head. As you can see, there are strange things in my head.

huisie

Dag 1: Kindertyd

                This years thing a day is going to be watercolours. A set of cheap children water paint, and I managed to find two little brushes. Will try to buy better ones on

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Dag 1: Kindertyd

                This years thing a day is going to be watercolours. A set of cheap children water paint, and I managed to find two little brushes. Will try to buy better ones on

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Dag 28 : Die Grapmaker

Why so serious? My first ever attempt at doing a self portrait and I saw again how handsome I am. This was a very succesful year for me. I set out to do sketches and I did do them, even though

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Dag 28 : Die Grapmaker

Why so serious? My first ever attempt at doing a self portrait and I saw again how handsome I am. This was a very succesful year for me. I set out to do sketches and I did do them, even though

artillerie

Dag 27 : Speelkanon

I had a shot at this one, but it was way overhead.

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Dag 27 : Speelkanon

I had a shot at this one, but it was way overhead.

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Dag 26 : Oliekanne

“Oozing charm from every pore He oiled his way around the floor. And when at last the dance was done, He glowed as if he knew he’d won!”

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Dag 26 : Oliekanne

“Oozing charm from every pore He oiled his way around the floor. And when at last the dance was done, He glowed as if he knew he’d won!”

Kanon

Dag 25 : Oorlog

And meeting my old enemy, Round Stuff, again. This battle was a draw. Lifting ring from a 155mm howitzer shell and a drag ring from a 127mm multiple rocket launcher.

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Dag 25 : Oorlog

And meeting my old enemy, Round Stuff, again. This battle was a draw. Lifting ring from a 155mm howitzer shell and a drag ring from a 127mm multiple rocket launcher.

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Dag 24 : Dennebol

And a pinecone, the little mug is just to keep it from rolling over. I did put in effort to try and make it as accurate as possible, and it shows. Happy with this one.

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Dag 24 : Dennebol

And a pinecone, the little mug is just to keep it from rolling over. I did put in effort to try and make it as accurate as possible, and it shows. Happy with this one.

Slang

Dag 23 : Slang

And a bit of nostalgia. I forged this little snake from a bolt during my very first thing-a-day.

Slang

Dag 23 : Slang

And a bit of nostalgia. I forged this little snake from a bolt during my very first thing-a-day.

kop

Dag 22 : Kop

Going tribal with this head, making a fierce old man look rather silly.

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Dag 22 : Kop

Going tribal with this head, making a fierce old man look rather silly.

Swaard

Dag 21 : Swaard

And when I knocked this of the table I decided it was going to get drawn. So I slashed a few strokes and there was a ghost. No quarter given. Sorry. I bought this little souvenir letter opener at the

Swaard

Dag 21 : Swaard

And when I knocked this of the table I decided it was going to get drawn. So I slashed a few strokes and there was a ghost. No quarter given. Sorry. I bought this little souvenir letter opener at the

raampie

Dag 20 : Raam

Little frame ornament from someone, with a story. Picture inside of someone else, with a long story.

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Dag 20 : Raam

Little frame ornament from someone, with a story. Picture inside of someone else, with a long story.

vliegtuig

Dag 19 : Vliegtuig

And today’s terrible picture. At least the pilot doesn’t look happy about it. Another one of my toys.

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Dag 19 : Vliegtuig

And today’s terrible picture. At least the pilot doesn’t look happy about it. Another one of my toys.

Boot

Dag 18 : Bootjie

This is better than it looks, the tilted picture makes the mast looks shorter. Another late night rushed drawing.  

Boot

Dag 18 : Bootjie

This is better than it looks, the tilted picture makes the mast looks shorter. Another late night rushed drawing.  

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Dag 17 : Potloodkassie

My pencil box. Oak, clear satin varnish. Leftover from a batch made for a customer, using up all the off-cuts in the workshop.

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Dag 17 : Potloodkassie

My pencil box. Oak, clear satin varnish. Leftover from a batch made for a customer, using up all the off-cuts in the workshop.