Archive for the 'Exercises, WIPs and Materials' Category

13 Sep 12

Wismarplatz in early Autumn or: Images of a Picture

And another straight one. The colors look at the same time duller and brighter than in real life.
09 May 12

Die Entstehung einer Skizze in Weinheim

Teil meiner Kampagne, das Geld für die Vorbereitung meine Ausstellung im Museum Weinheim durch Crowdfunding aufzutreiben (es fehlen nur noch ca. 200 € ). Hier mehr über das ganze Projekt. Part of my crowdfunding campaign to fund the work on my upcoming museum exhibition. The video ist in German (but doesn’t use many words), some […]

15 Apr 12

Watch Me Draw the Oberbaumbrücke

Oberbaumbrücke 2

This video is the first experiment with recording me sketching and part of a bigger project I’ve been working on pretty much all week. I’m planning to unveil it next week… The finished sketch: P.S.:You can buy it here.

11 Apr 12

Travel Sketchbook: London some more

Somewhere in Soho.
27 Mar 12

Studies in Memory and Repetition

Boxhagener Str., pencil on location, colors/washes put in from memory at home.

Watercolors made in the mornings around where I live, repeating views, learning to put in the colors from memory. Also, some copies after and words on William Turner.

15 Mar 12

More March Sketches and a Double Sketchbook

Page 06b detail.

These are from the same sketchbook as the last posting, but it is a twofold sketchbook: It is half made from very bright, almost blueish Dorée 200 drawing paper, whose color I love, which is a good paper for dry media, and I have a 50 m roll lying around under my desk which will […]

07 Mar 12

First Post Travel Sketchbook

Page 03 detail

My travel sketchbooks were of various sizes and formats, not one exactly like any of the others. When I came back I started producing drawings for my exhibition on single sheets of paper so they could be framed, also it was cold and I wasn’t spending much time out and about, so for a while […]

02 Feb 12

How to buy a Drawing

My workspace while doing all this. Out of the picture to the right is my iMac showing reference pictures I took on site.

Well, from me that is. From time to time people contact me to ask how they can buy a drawing, or people that buy one tell me that it took them a while to figure out how to do it. Now, I don’t want to plaster ‘Buy me!’ messages all over my blog, but clearly […]

04 Nov 11

First Berlin Sketches this Fall

Looking at my travel drawings I get the impression that at least since July I’ve been exploring different ways to combine lines and colors, playing around with different drawing processes. This was without a doubt fueled by the workshop ‘Lining over Color’ I did with Richard Camara during the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Lisbon, although […]

03 Nov 11

Lisbon Sketches and Drawings

Second Letter from Lisbon

A choice of sketches, drawings and details of them that I made in Lisbon.

16 Jun 11

Monochrome studies

Grünberger Straße

I’m working on my values (after somewhat painfully realizing how important they are) in between producing ‘finished’ drawings for the Open Air Gallery (only two more weekends to prepare! Mats are expensive!). I’m also looking at my books a lot, trying to soak every bit of advice from those pictures before I leave, as I […]

01 Jun 11

Location Sketches

Insbrucker Platz (Ringbahn)

I have drawn this place before, and wasn’t satisfied at all. This week’s lines-only attempt feels much better. I’m in an analytic mood, trying to shake my sketching habits up a bit, mostly because I’ve been not feeling quite right about my watercolors for a couple of weeks now. I need to get my values […]

20 Apr 11

On the Value of Values

Greyscaled sketch

I’m thinking about value and contrast, because I find that this is an aspect of drawing and painting that I have much less conscious control over than I would like. Sometimes I hit and sometimes I miss and I don’t necessarily understand why. Hoping to learn more I’ve greyscaled the scans of some of my […]

11 Apr 11

First Sketches of Spring in New Handbound Watercolor Book

Wismarplatz in Spring Sun

Yesterday afternoon the sun was warm enough to sit on the pavement. Just a few days before had I made myself a new sketchbook, so I wouldn’t miss to record too many spring days in it. The cover is recycled from an old physics textbook I found somewhere, and the paper is Hahnemühle Burgund watercolor […]

02 Apr 11

Clean black lines

Yogi Tee Schoko

For the past weeks I’ve mostly stuck to my EF Rotring Art Pen, which glides over the smooth bright paper of my current sketchbook to produce clean black lines. The lines are not quite as thin as I would like them to be, with barely any variation at all. This forces me to know what […]