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

Aug 27
More vegetable cadavers drawn while waiting for my bolognese to transform into dinner. 

Drawing a day - Day 127

#drawing #drawingaday #sketch #vegetable #sweetcorn #carrot #remains #illustration #penandink #pensketch #ink #pen #leuchtturm1917 #sketchbook #contour

More vegetable cadavers drawn while waiting for my bolognese to transform into dinner.

Drawing a day - Day 127

#drawing #drawingaday #sketch #vegetable #sweetcorn #carrot #remains #illustration #penandink #pensketch #ink #pen #leuchtturm1917 #sketchbook #contour


Watching combine harvesters at dusk speeding back to London after a wonderful day shooting in Norfolk. 

#landscape #asseenbriefly #norfolk #dusk #combineharvester

Watching combine harvesters at dusk speeding back to London after a wonderful day shooting in Norfolk.

#landscape #asseenbriefly #norfolk #dusk #combineharvester


This cauliflower stalk is all that remains of my hippie, metrosexual dinner. Once I dispose of it no evidence will exist to prove that I wasn’t eating bloody steak with just a knife and my bare hands. (Except for this photo of a drawing on a large social networking site).

Drawing a day - Day 126

#drawingaday #drawing #cauliflower #food #stalk #vegetable #illustration #sketch #ink #pen #noodlers #leuchtturm1917 #penandink #pensketch #pendrawing #evidence

This cauliflower stalk is all that remains of my hippie, metrosexual dinner. Once I dispose of it no evidence will exist to prove that I wasn’t eating bloody steak with just a knife and my bare hands. (Except for this photo of a drawing on a large social networking site).

Drawing a day - Day 126

#drawingaday #drawing #cauliflower #food #stalk #vegetable #illustration #sketch #ink #pen #noodlers #leuchtturm1917 #penandink #pensketch #pendrawing #evidence


Aug 26
My only achievement today has been clearing the crap mountain that was my bedside table. Essentially all the piles of crap have been re-piled into slightly neater piles of crap. 

Drawing a day - Day 125 

#pilesofcrap #drawing #drawingaday #sketch #sketchbook #stillmanandbirn #stilllife #illustration #sepia #pen #calligraphypen #pittartistpen #penandink

My only achievement today has been clearing the crap mountain that was my bedside table. Essentially all the piles of crap have been re-piled into slightly neater piles of crap.

Drawing a day - Day 125 

#pilesofcrap #drawing #drawingaday #sketch #sketchbook #stillmanandbirn #stilllife #illustration #sepia #pen #calligraphypen #pittartistpen #penandink


Aug 25
A (very) textural drawing of the Mini-Wolf at rest - which is what I ought to be doing too. Unfortunately with @cissimunthe away things have fallen apart almost instantly resulting in widespread Faff-a-geddon.

Drawing a day - Day 124

#lurcher #miniwolfchronicles #dog #sketch #sleepy #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #illustration #pen #ink #black #monochrome #texture #fur #penandink #pensketch #pittartistpen #calligraphypen

A (very) textural drawing of the Mini-Wolf at rest - which is what I ought to be doing too. Unfortunately with @cissimunthe away things have fallen apart almost instantly resulting in widespread Faff-a-geddon.

Drawing a day - Day 124

#lurcher #miniwolfchronicles #dog #sketch #sleepy #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #illustration #pen #ink #black #monochrome #texture #fur #penandink #pensketch #pittartistpen #calligraphypen


Aug 24
Red onion - the reddest of the onion family. 

Drawing a day - day 123

#onion #drawingaday #drawing #sketch #illustration #stilllife #leuchtturm1917 #pittartistpen #calligraphypen #sketchbook #red #redonion #sepia #penandink

Red onion - the reddest of the onion family.

Drawing a day - day 123

#onion #drawingaday #drawing #sketch #illustration #stilllife #leuchtturm1917 #pittartistpen #calligraphypen #sketchbook #red #redonion #sepia #penandink


Aug 22
An irate Adam laments the lack of good minions nowadays.

Drawing a day - Day 122

#drawing #drawingaday #sketch #illustration #portrait #sepia #pittartistpen #calligraphypen #penandink #pensketch #pendrawing #somersethouse #contour #pen #fabercastell  (at Somerset House)

An irate Adam laments the lack of good minions nowadays.

Drawing a day - Day 122

#drawing #drawingaday #sketch #illustration #portrait #sepia #pittartistpen #calligraphypen #penandink #pensketch #pendrawing #somersethouse #contour #pen #fabercastell (at Somerset House)


A slightly scrappy study of a plant that I’m too ignorant to know the name of… The last page of my old A5 #stillmanandbirn Alpha sketchbook with my brand new #pittartist #calligraphy pen. The black is nice but the walnut brown version that I have been playing with is looking really promising. 

Drawing a day - Day 121

#drawing #drawingaday #sketch #plant #leaf #illustration #monochrome #sketchbook #botanicaldrawing #contour #scruffy #lastpage

A slightly scrappy study of a plant that I’m too ignorant to know the name of… The last page of my old A5 #stillmanandbirn Alpha sketchbook with my brand new #pittartist #calligraphy pen. The black is nice but the walnut brown version that I have been playing with is looking really promising.

Drawing a day - Day 121

#drawing #drawingaday #sketch #plant #leaf #illustration #monochrome #sketchbook #botanicaldrawing #contour #scruffy #lastpage


Aug 20
An apple - far from the tree. 

Drawing a day - Day 120

#drawingaday #drawing #sketch #illustration #apple #brushpen #brushdrawing #pentel #pentelpocketbrushpen #pentel #contour #monochrome #ink #inkdrawing #inkonpaper

An apple - far from the tree.

Drawing a day - Day 120

#drawingaday #drawing #sketch #illustration #apple #brushpen #brushdrawing #pentel #pentelpocketbrushpen #pentel #contour #monochrome #ink #inkdrawing #inkonpaper


Bits (and bobs)

Drawing a day - Day 119

#bitsandbobs #drawingaday #drawing #sketch #illustration #ink #pen #noodlers #leuchtturm1917 #screwbits #monochrome #line #penandink #pendrawing #pensketch #stilllife

Bits (and bobs)

Drawing a day - Day 119

#bitsandbobs #drawingaday #drawing #sketch #illustration #ink #pen #noodlers #leuchtturm1917 #screwbits #monochrome #line #penandink #pendrawing #pensketch #stilllife


Aug 19
Jag älskär dig, komma hem. 

Drawing a day - day 118

#pusspuss #kramkram @cissimunthe #drawingaday #drawing #hairband #heart #illustration #brushpen #penandink #brushdrawing #pentelpocketbrushpen #monochrome #minimal

Jag älskär dig, komma hem.

Drawing a day - day 118

#pusspuss #kramkram @cissimunthe #drawingaday #drawing #hairband #heart #illustration #brushpen #penandink #brushdrawing #pentelpocketbrushpen #monochrome #minimal


Aug 17
This was supposed to be a study of how my sleeping beauty’s hair falls on the pillow. Unfortunately, after about three lines the mini-wolf sketch-bombed me and I had to include him too…

Drawing a day - Day 117

#sketch #drawingaday #drawing
#sketchbomb #photobomb #sketch #sketchbook #stillmanandbirn #sleepy  #pen #fountainpen #jherbin #liedethe  #sepia #illustration #inkdrawing #inkonpaper

This was supposed to be a study of how my sleeping beauty’s hair falls on the pillow. Unfortunately, after about three lines the mini-wolf sketch-bombed me and I had to include him too…

Drawing a day - Day 117

#sketch #drawingaday #drawing
#sketchbomb #photobomb #sketch #sketchbook #stillmanandbirn #sleepy #pen #fountainpen #jherbin #liedethe #sepia #illustration #inkdrawing #inkonpaper


Hooded man on the tube home from The Midnight Run. As you can see from the lines I’m exhausted but exhilarated. Under the rules of the challenge I can still claim this for yesterday as I hadn’t gone to sleep yet although the fact it was 07.40am the following day is perhaps pushing it somewhat… 

Drawing a day - Day 116
#drawing #drawingaday #sketch #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #ink #pen #fountainpen #noodlers #urbansketching #tube #asseenunderground #illustration #inkdrawing #inkonpaper

Hooded man on the tube home from The Midnight Run. As you can see from the lines I’m exhausted but exhilarated. Under the rules of the challenge I can still claim this for yesterday as I hadn’t gone to sleep yet although the fact it was 07.40am the following day is perhaps pushing it somewhat…

Drawing a day - Day 116
#drawing #drawingaday #sketch #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #ink #pen #fountainpen #noodlers #urbansketching #tube #asseenunderground #illustration #inkdrawing #inkonpaper


Aug 16
Mini-wolf, the only smart one in the house, has put himself to bed. I should be sleeping too considering that I’m doing The Midnight Run #themnr on Saturday and have a 12hour creative odyssey going straight through the night to tackle tomorrow… Sleep is for the weak! 

Drawing a day - Day 115

#drawing #drawingaday #fprdilli #liedethe #jherbin #ink #sepia #sketch #sketchbook #stillmanandbirn #lurcher #dog #miniwolfchronicles #illustration #sleepy

Mini-wolf, the only smart one in the house, has put himself to bed. I should be sleeping too considering that I’m doing The Midnight Run #themnr on Saturday and have a 12hour creative odyssey going straight through the night to tackle tomorrow… Sleep is for the weak!

Drawing a day - Day 115

#drawing #drawingaday #fprdilli #liedethe #jherbin #ink #sepia #sketch #sketchbook #stillmanandbirn #lurcher #dog #miniwolfchronicles #illustration #sleepy


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