Archive for the 'Repeated Studies' Category

16 May 13
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London in Pencil


In April I had the pleasure of spending a week in London, in part to attend a workshop at The Prince’s Drawing School, in part to hand in my application portfolio there. I decided to leave most of my watercolors at home for the whole trip (which later took me to Mallorca as well). I […]

28 Jan 13
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Back when this Winter was colourful


Shadows on the hills.
23 Jan 13
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Sketches below zero


Modersohnbrücke_12_11_26_

…or what I did this Christmas. Not literally all of these were done at less than 0°C, but some obviously were.

10 Sep 12
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Deconstruction of the Freudenberg Facilities at Boxhagener Str.


Freudenberg 12 07 31

This (de)construction site around the corner from where I live caught my eye when I was back from Weinheim. The buildings being undone here were facilities of the Freudenberg company, which originated in, well, Weinheim, and is the single most important employer there…

06 Sep 12
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More Oberbaumbridges


15 June, watercolor, 25 x 35 cm, 250 €.

Some earlier drawings from this series can be seen here and here. Currently I seem to have a tendency to ever more tightly defined series. Not “30 plants in jars in different media”, but rather “50 drawings of this specific plant in black ink”. Subjects just don’t get boring, I always want to keep going. […]

26 Jun 12
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More of the Oberbaum Drawings


5 June, attempt at exact architectural rendering, watercolor over pencil. Gave up on the level of detail of the steel structure.

Reminder: I will show some of these at the Open Air Gallery art fair on this very same bridge on Sunday 1 July. My booth is number 10 — you’re more than welcome to come by and say hello if you’re in town…

22 Jun 12
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Oberbaumbrücke: First Glimpse of a Series I’ve been working on


Detail.

For almost a month now I’ve been sketching the same place almost every morning. I’ve started this as my fix of loose drawing before the day’s work of making huge drawings of Weinheim, which I enjoy a lot, but which also require a lot more planning and slightly tedious actions in their execution than quick […]

06 Apr 12
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(Almost) Last Pages of a Sketchbook


Page 13b

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…

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.

22 Mar 12
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Spring Drawings from the Pencil Side


Page 07b detail

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 […]

15 Mar 12
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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 […]

03 Nov 11
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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
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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
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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 […]

02 Apr 11
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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 […]