make don't take

The work in progress, orphan images and personal projects of Oliver Holms, photographer.

Sep 20
Not a prop tomorrow - Bulgarian hunting knife courtesy of @mirandaholms. We are all about the Elf and Safe Tea. 

Drawing a day - Day 150 

#drawing #drawingaday #illustration #sketch #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #lamysafari #lamy #noodlers #knife #elfandsafety

Not a prop tomorrow - Bulgarian hunting knife courtesy of @mirandaholms. We are all about the Elf and Safe Tea.

Drawing a day - Day 150 

#drawing #drawingaday #illustration #sketch #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #lamysafari #lamy #noodlers #knife #elfandsafety


Sep 19
Wallflowers standing tall. 

#monochrome #stilllife #wallflower #plant #blackandwhite #bandw #flower

Wallflowers standing tall.

#monochrome #stilllife #wallflower #plant #blackandwhite #bandw #flower


A day late due to stubborn phone. My two favourite souls provide much needed moral support from the comfort of bed. @cissimunthe 

Drawing a day - Day 149

#drawing #drawingaday #sketch #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #illustration #brushpen #brushdrawing #pentel #pentelpocketbrushpen #miniwolfchronicles #bed #dog #lurcher #sleepy

A day late due to stubborn phone. My two favourite souls provide much needed moral support from the comfort of bed. @cissimunthe

Drawing a day - Day 149

#drawing #drawingaday #sketch #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #illustration #brushpen #brushdrawing #pentel #pentelpocketbrushpen #miniwolfchronicles #bed #dog #lurcher #sleepy


Sep 18
Vanity scaffolding. 
Drawing a day - Day 148
#drawing #drawingaday #vanity #architecture #bobbypin #hairpin #illustration #lamy #lamysafari #noodlers #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #sketch #stilllife #minimalism

Vanity scaffolding.
Drawing a day - Day 148
#drawing #drawingaday #vanity #architecture #bobbypin #hairpin #illustration #lamy #lamysafari #noodlers #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #sketch #stilllife #minimalism


Sep 16
Faces on a train. Hammersmith & City - Liverpool St to Goldhawk Road. 

Drawing a day - Day 147
#urbansketching #drawing #drawingaday #pen #penandink #lamy #lamysafari #illustration #sketch #sketchbook #london #leuchtturm1917 #noodlers

Faces on a train. Hammersmith & City - Liverpool St to Goldhawk Road.

Drawing a day - Day 147
#urbansketching #drawing #drawingaday #pen #penandink #lamy #lamysafari #illustration #sketch #sketchbook #london #leuchtturm1917 #noodlers


More berries - possibly poisonous, definitely monochrome. 
Drawing a day - Day 146 

#drawing #drawingaday #sketch #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #kuratakefudegochi #lineandwash #watersolubleink #monochrome #berry #berries #plant #twig #botanicaldrawing #illustration #ink #pen #pensketch #brushpen

More berries - possibly poisonous, definitely monochrome.
Drawing a day - Day 146 

#drawing #drawingaday #sketch #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #kuratakefudegochi #lineandwash #watersolubleink #monochrome #berry #berries #plant #twig #botanicaldrawing #illustration #ink #pen #pensketch #brushpen


Sep 15
One more week of hard work and hurdles and then I’m directing my first (very very) short film. The pictured chair is drawn from imagination as we don’t actually have budget for frivolities such as places to sit. 

Drawing a day - Day 145

#drawing #drawingaday #sketchbook #sketch #leuchtturm1917 #chairoftruth #director #firsttime #illustration #pen #fabercastell #calligraphypen #film

One more week of hard work and hurdles and then I’m directing my first (very very) short film. The pictured chair is drawn from imagination as we don’t actually have budget for frivolities such as places to sit.

Drawing a day - Day 145

#drawing #drawingaday #sketchbook #sketch #leuchtturm1917 #chairoftruth #director #firsttime #illustration #pen #fabercastell #calligraphypen #film


Sep 14
On the way to @lauren_rowles birthday drinks. Central line - Oxford Circus to Liverpool St. 
Drawing a day - Day 144 
#urbansketching #asseenunderground #drawing #drawingaday #man #tube #illustration #sketch #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #lamy #lamysafari #noodlers #portrait

On the way to @lauren_rowles birthday drinks. Central line - Oxford Circus to Liverpool St.
Drawing a day - Day 144 
#urbansketching #asseenunderground #drawing #drawingaday #man #tube #illustration #sketch #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #lamy #lamysafari #noodlers #portrait


Sep 12
Berries on branch. 

Drawing a day - Day 143 

#drawingaday #watercolour #drawing #lineandwash #stillmanandbirn #stilllife #botanicaldrawing #plant #berry #branch #schmincke #inkandwash

Berries on branch.

Drawing a day - Day 143 

#drawingaday #watercolour #drawing #lineandwash #stillmanandbirn #stilllife #botanicaldrawing #plant #berry #branch #schmincke #inkandwash


Met this cool customer today - Marvellous Marvin! The kitten who has ALL the ladies smitten… 

Drawing a day - Day 142 

#kitten #cat #burmese #drawing #drawingaday #animal #sketch #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #illustration #contour #hatching #noodlers #monochrome #marvellous #ladiesman

Met this cool customer today - Marvellous Marvin! The kitten who has ALL the ladies smitten…

Drawing a day - Day 142 

#kitten #cat #burmese #drawing #drawingaday #animal #sketch #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #illustration #contour #hatching #noodlers #monochrome #marvellous #ladiesman


Sep 11
I hope this brush drawing of an iris can go some way to conveying the elegance, poise and grace of my better half (recently delivered to my door so drunk that she cannot speak and needing to be carried bodily into the flat…). Go big then come home!

Drawing a day - Day 141


#drawing #drawingaday #iris #flower #illustration #sketchbook #sketch #leuchtturm1917 #pentel #pentelpocketbrushpen #brushdrawing #brushpen #doghouse #drunkenskunken

I hope this brush drawing of an iris can go some way to conveying the elegance, poise and grace of my better half (recently delivered to my door so drunk that she cannot speak and needing to be carried bodily into the flat…). Go big then come home!

Drawing a day - Day 141


#drawing #drawingaday #iris #flower #illustration #sketchbook #sketch #leuchtturm1917 #pentel #pentelpocketbrushpen #brushdrawing #brushpen #doghouse #drunkenskunken


Sep 10
Buds in a box, from flowers in a vase. 

Drawing a day - Day 140

#drawing #drawingaday #sketchbook #sketch #leuchtturm1917 #illustration #botanicaldrawing #bud #flower #contour #ink #pen #penandink #pensketch #noodlers

Buds in a box, from flowers in a vase.

Drawing a day - Day 140

#drawing #drawingaday #sketchbook #sketch #leuchtturm1917 #illustration #botanicaldrawing #bud #flower #contour #ink #pen #penandink #pensketch #noodlers


Sep 9
Woop! Retouching marathon completed. Nothing quite beats a dawn finish… 

Drawing a day - Day 139

#drawing #drawingaday #sketch #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #illustration #pen #kuratakefudegochi #ink #retouching #marathon #earlybird #allnighter

Woop! Retouching marathon completed. Nothing quite beats a dawn finish…

Drawing a day - Day 139

#drawing #drawingaday #sketch #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #illustration #pen #kuratakefudegochi #ink #retouching #marathon #earlybird #allnighter


Sep 8
Dried rose. I’ve had an entire lazy Sunday to fill with scribbles and yet I still don’t sit down to draw until past midnight. I must have one of those “creative night owl” personalities that you read about in self help books. Makes me feel better about being inefficient, poorly organised and an arch procrastinator. Embrace your inner owl! 

Drawing a day - Day 138

#drawingaday #drawing #owl #creativenightowlstrikesagain #sketch #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #illustration #pen #ink #penandink #pensketch #noodlers

Dried rose. I’ve had an entire lazy Sunday to fill with scribbles and yet I still don’t sit down to draw until past midnight. I must have one of those “creative night owl” personalities that you read about in self help books. Makes me feel better about being inefficient, poorly organised and an arch procrastinator. Embrace your inner owl!

Drawing a day - Day 138

#drawingaday #drawing #owl #creativenightowlstrikesagain #sketch #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #illustration #pen #ink #penandink #pensketch #noodlers


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