Archive for the 'Plants' Category

15 Apr 12
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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
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Travel Sketchbook: London some more


Somewhere in Soho.
09 Apr 12
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Travel Sketchbook: London, the first two days


More people on the bus.
06 Apr 12
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(Almost) Last Pages of a Sketchbook


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The last pages themselves will have to wait some time to be scanned – I handed in this sketchbook as part of my portfolio to the Prince’s Drawing School. I drew the last pages when I was already in London for the portfolio drop off…

29 Mar 12
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Travel Sketchbook: A Lazy Day in Someone’s Garden in Swansea


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28 Mar 12
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Travel Sketchbook: Second Day in Dolgellau


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While in Dolgellau again, I was still very obviously influenced by that little book of drawings by Charles Rennie Mackintosh I had bought earlier. This is the first of the travel sketchbooks I bound myself – and I bound into some of them the luxury of extra space in the form of occasional fold out […]

27 Mar 12
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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.

26 Mar 12
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Travel Sketchbook: Cadar Idris


Morning sun on a tree growing over an old wall made of rough stones.
22 Mar 12
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Spring Drawings from the Pencil Side


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From my current sketchbook, all except the first from the side for dry media. Time and again I find that I do love pencil, even if the ink stuff is so much flashier on first sight. There is a deepness to pencil, the variety of tonal values possible in one and the same stroke, the […]

21 Mar 12
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Travel Sketchbook: First Day in Dolgellau


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20 Mar 12
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Travel Sketchbook: Llandderfel/Bala


18 August

While hitchhiking from Aberystwyth to Bala I happened upon a wonderful used bookshop in Machynlleth, and found a book on Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s drawings. I had been looking for one on amazon.de for a long time, but never found anything I could actually afford. Even in the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow, which houses the […]

19 Mar 12
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Travel Sketchbook: Aberystwyth


I drew the rain that would shortly force me to stop drawing as it came closer...
16 Mar 12
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Travel Sketchbook: Liverpool


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During my days in Liverpool in August 2011 it rained all the time—in my memory I had to abandon nearly each and every outdoor sketch because of the rain picking up again. That gave me a lot of time to spend in museums, though, especially the wonderful Walker Art Gallery and the Maritime Museum. I […]

15 Mar 12
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More March Sketches and a Double Sketchbook


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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
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First Post Travel Sketchbook


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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 […]