From idea to finished work

Move an arm, remove a chair! New sheet of paper, start again! Drawing is also a tool used for playing and experimenting.

Many of the Skagen painters’ drawings were sketches for large paintings. Sometimes, we can see what the artists changed in the process – for example, the colour of a jumper or a person’s position.

Changes are important for how we see the work as a whole. The various parts of the work, therefore, must be planned carefully before starting to paint.

Anna Ancher: Old Couple plucking Gulls, (1882). Pencil on paper. Viggo Johansen: Washing the Children, 1888. Pencil on paper. P.S. Krøyer: Summer Evening at Skagen, (1892). Charcoal and chalk on cardboard. Michael Ancher: Anna Ancher Playing the Piano, (1880’erne). Pencil on paper. Laurits Tuxen: The drowned Boy is brought Ashore, 1914. Pencil, charcoal and pastel on paper. P.S. Krøyer: Children bathing at Skagen Sønderstrand, (1884). Charcoal and chalk on cardboard.


Drawing Galore

Draw with pencils, Indian ink, charcoal, and pastel crayons

From beginner to master

Drawing practice

144 drawings!


Partying with a pencil



A masterly hand

Welcome to the Drawing Workshop!