make don't take

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

Jul 24
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


Jul 13
Cheap wooden puzzle looks like an arte povera version of the cover Jon Hopkins Immunity LP

Drawing a day - Day 82

#drawingaday #puzzle #graphite #watersolublegraphite #pencil #pencildrawing #sketch #illustration #stilllife #stillmanandbirn #shadows #deathstar #jonhopkins #artepovera #derwent #graphitone

Cheap wooden puzzle looks like an arte povera version of the cover Jon Hopkins Immunity LP

Drawing a day - Day 82

#drawingaday #puzzle #graphite #watersolublegraphite #pencil #pencildrawing #sketch #illustration #stilllife #stillmanandbirn #shadows #deathstar #jonhopkins #artepovera #derwent #graphitone


Jul 12
Adventures in practicality no. 1563 - broken horse necklace, fixed. 

Drawing a day - Day 81

#billskinner #drawingaday #drawing #sketch #illustration #horse #necklace #penandink #pensketch #ink #noodlers #stillmanandbirn #stilllife

Adventures in practicality no. 1563 - broken horse necklace, fixed.

Drawing a day - Day 81

#billskinner #drawingaday #drawing #sketch #illustration #horse #necklace #penandink #pensketch #ink #noodlers #stillmanandbirn #stilllife


Jul 11
Late night basil - the only ingredient that survived the bolognese massacre. 

Drawing a day - Day 80

#drawingaday #drawing #sketch #illustration #herb #basil #cooking #food #penandink #noodlers #stillmanandbirn #stilllife #plant #pensketch #ink #inkdrawing

Late night basil - the only ingredient that survived the bolognese massacre.

Drawing a day - Day 80

#drawingaday #drawing #sketch #illustration #herb #basil #cooking #food #penandink #noodlers #stillmanandbirn #stilllife #plant #pensketch #ink #inkdrawing


Jul 10
We have a small, four legged sausage staying Chez Holms-Munthe. Woolly is unimpressed. 

Drawing a day - Day 78

#drawingaday #lurcher #dog #portrait #unimpressed #nothappy #sketch #illustration #penandink #noodlers #stillmanandbirn #inkdrawing #inkonpaper

We have a small, four legged sausage staying Chez Holms-Munthe. Woolly is unimpressed.

Drawing a day - Day 78

#drawingaday #lurcher #dog #portrait #unimpressed #nothappy #sketch #illustration #penandink #noodlers #stillmanandbirn #inkdrawing #inkonpaper


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