make don't take

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

Jul 28
Half drawing, half painting with watersoluble ink. Speedy self portrait in the dark. 

Drawing a day - Day 96
#drawing #drawingaday #selfie #shadow #colourpainter #derwent #monochrome #illustration #sketch #stillmanandbirn #sketchbook #pen #ink #inkandwash #pendrawing

Half drawing, half painting with watersoluble ink. Speedy self portrait in the dark.

Drawing a day - Day 96
#drawing #drawingaday #selfie #shadow #colourpainter #derwent #monochrome #illustration #sketch #stillmanandbirn #sketchbook #pen #ink #inkandwash #pendrawing


Jul 27
@cissimunthe rides the No. 76 out East to #teawithburger - raising money for #parkinsons. Amazing day in the sun drowning in tea, cake and friends. 

Drawing a day - Day 95

#drawing #drawingaday #sketch #pen #ink #pendrawing #leuchtturm1917 #portrait #girl #legs #illustration #noodlers #contour

@cissimunthe rides the No. 76 out East to #teawithburger - raising money for #parkinsons. Amazing day in the sun drowning in tea, cake and friends.

Drawing a day - Day 95

#drawing #drawingaday #sketch #pen #ink #pendrawing #leuchtturm1917 #portrait #girl #legs #illustration #noodlers #contour


Jul 26
@cissimunthe sleeping rather than drawing because she isn’t an idiot who is incapable of doing their drawing a day before 01.00. Why do now what you can put off until you are really tired and want to go to bed?

Drawing a day - Day 94
#drawingaday #drawing #sketch #illustration #sketchbook #stillmanandbirn #portrait #sleepy #face #peaceful #ink #derwent #colourpainter #inkandwash #ink #pen #pensketch #pendrawing

@cissimunthe sleeping rather than drawing because she isn’t an idiot who is incapable of doing their drawing a day before 01.00. Why do now what you can put off until you are really tired and want to go to bed?

Drawing a day - Day 94
#drawingaday #drawing #sketch #illustration #sketchbook #stillmanandbirn #portrait #sleepy #face #peaceful #ink #derwent #colourpainter #inkandwash #ink #pen #pensketch #pendrawing


Jul 24
Another zombie hand - this one belonging to a sleepy @cissimunthe. 

Drawing a day - Day 93

#drawingaday #drawing #sketch #illustration #lifedrawing #inkblue #derwent #stillmanandbirn #latenightmistake #zombiehand #sleepy #pencil #pencildrawing #colouredpencil

Another zombie hand - this one belonging to a sleepy @cissimunthe.

Drawing a day - Day 93

#drawingaday #drawing #sketch #illustration #lifedrawing #inkblue #derwent #stillmanandbirn #latenightmistake #zombiehand #sleepy #pencil #pencildrawing #colouredpencil


Dead rose with brush pen. 

Drawing a day - Day 92
#drawingaday #drawing #sketch #rose #flower #illustration #brushpen #brushandink #ink #greys #tones #monochrome #decay #deadflower

Dead rose with brush pen.

Drawing a day - Day 92
#drawingaday #drawing #sketch #rose #flower #illustration #brushpen #brushandink #ink #greys #tones #monochrome #decay #deadflower


Jul 22
Towel hanging on a cupboard door.

Drawing a day - Day 91

#drawing #drawingaday #sketch #illustration #stilllife #kuretakefudegochi #inkandwash #ink #pendrawing #towel #domesticghost

Towel hanging on a cupboard door.

Drawing a day - Day 91

#drawing #drawingaday #sketch #illustration #stilllife #kuretakefudegochi #inkandwash #ink #pendrawing #towel #domesticghost


Jul 21
Hideous late night zombie hand. I blame Hemlock Grove! It’s clearly has nothing to do with my inability to draw my thumb and palm in proportion. 

Drawing a day - Day 90

#drawingaday #drawing #fail #hand #illustration #sketch #latenightmistake #inkdrawing #inkonpaper #noodlers #stillmanandbirn

Hideous late night zombie hand. I blame Hemlock Grove! It’s clearly has nothing to do with my inability to draw my thumb and palm in proportion.

Drawing a day - Day 90

#drawingaday #drawing #fail #hand #illustration #sketch #latenightmistake #inkdrawing #inkonpaper #noodlers #stillmanandbirn


Jul 20
Is there any object that better symbolises the transience of passion than the deflated party balloon? 

Drawing a day - Day 89 

#prentention #kidspartywreckage #drawingaday #drawing #sketch #illustration #lamy #lamysafari #noodlers #stillmanandbirn #stilllife #balloon #emo #ink #inkdrawing #inkonpaper #contour

Is there any object that better symbolises the transience of passion than the deflated party balloon?

Drawing a day - Day 89 

#prentention #kidspartywreckage #drawingaday #drawing #sketch #illustration #lamy #lamysafari #noodlers #stillmanandbirn #stilllife #balloon #emo #ink #inkdrawing #inkonpaper #contour


Jul 19
A very tired @cissimunthe and myself on the train home from her office summer party. An action packed day filled with fairground rides, pig racing and reptile petting has left us exhausted…

Drawing a day - Day 88


#drawing #drawingaday #party #pigracing #fete #carnival #sketch #illustration #inkdrawing #inkonpaper #ink #noodlers #leuchtturm1917 #firstpage #train #selfie

A very tired @cissimunthe and myself on the train home from her office summer party. An action packed day filled with fairground rides, pig racing and reptile petting has left us exhausted…

Drawing a day - Day 88


#drawing #drawingaday #party #pigracing #fete #carnival #sketch #illustration #inkdrawing #inkonpaper #ink #noodlers #leuchtturm1917 #firstpage #train #selfie


Bruno Munari’s ‘Design as Art’ clearly doesn’t really do it for Woolly. 

#drawingaday #sketch #brunomunari #designasart #lurcher #book #design #illustration #jherbin #stillmanandbirn #fprdilli #fountainpen #dog #drawing #inkdrawing #inkonpaper #sepia

Bruno Munari’s ‘Design as Art’ clearly doesn’t really do it for Woolly.

#drawingaday #sketch #brunomunari #designasart #lurcher #book #design #illustration #jherbin #stillmanandbirn #fprdilli #fountainpen #dog #drawing #inkdrawing #inkonpaper #sepia


Jul 17
Leftover baklava from the weekend are a small consolation for not having time to pick up a delicious Mezze dinner from Damas Gate due to an ongoing retouching marathon. 

Drawing a day - Day 86

#drawingaday #sketch #baklava #sweettooth #penandink #jherbin #inkdrawing #inkonpaper #ink #illustration #food #dessert #damasgate #lebanese #stillmanandbirn #stilllife

Leftover baklava from the weekend are a small consolation for not having time to pick up a delicious Mezze dinner from Damas Gate due to an ongoing retouching marathon.

Drawing a day - Day 86

#drawingaday #sketch #baklava #sweettooth #penandink #jherbin #inkdrawing #inkonpaper #ink #illustration #food #dessert #damasgate #lebanese #stillmanandbirn #stilllife


Jul 16
The minor miracle that is a matching pair of socks. 

Drawing a day - Day 85

#screwyousockelves #socks #drawingaday #drawing #minormiracle #sketch #inkandwash #inkonpaper #ink #noodlers #stillmanandbirn #stilllife #illustration #valuesketch

The minor miracle that is a matching pair of socks.

Drawing a day - Day 85

#screwyousockelves #socks #drawingaday #drawing #minormiracle #sketch #inkandwash #inkonpaper #ink #noodlers #stillmanandbirn #stilllife #illustration #valuesketch


Late night drawing of one of the many thingamijigs in my life. 

Drawing a day - day 83

#drawingaday #unidentifiedusefulobject #drawing #sketch #illustration #stilllife #stillmanandbirn #noodlers #ink #inkandwash #inkdrawing #inkonpaper #penandink #thingamijig

Late night drawing of one of the many thingamijigs in my life.

Drawing a day - day 83

#drawingaday #unidentifiedusefulobject #drawing #sketch #illustration #stilllife #stillmanandbirn #noodlers #ink #inkandwash #inkdrawing #inkonpaper #penandink #thingamijig


Jul 15
Dried rose on the last page of my #stillmanandbirn sketchbook. Posted a day late after making the schoolboy error of leaving my phone in a room with easily woken sleeping children. 

#rose #flower #drawingaday #sketch #illustration #line #contour #lastpage #noodlers #drawing #ink #inkdrawing #inkonpaper

Dried rose on the last page of my #stillmanandbirn sketchbook. Posted a day late after making the schoolboy error of leaving my phone in a room with easily woken sleeping children.

#rose #flower #drawingaday #sketch #illustration #line #contour #lastpage #noodlers #drawing #ink #inkdrawing #inkonpaper


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