Archive for the 'Repeated Studies' Category

04 Feb 11

The Pleasure of Making a Mess


I have been experimenting with ink washes (brushing over ink lines with water) for some weeks, but it was only on Wednesday that the potential that lies in making a mess on a page started to dawn on me. Looking back, I usually prefer the dirtier of my drawings to the clean ones, smudged pencil […]

31 Jan 11

Trying to draw Wismarplatz in Winter


After some months of basically being locked in by the cold, rain, and snow, every day I wake up hoping that this day the sun is going to come out and allow me at least a tiny bit of sketching outside. On Friday it didn’t, but I drew anyway, without taking off my gloves. That […]

24 Jan 11

Sketchcrawling, SOMA and some more random sketches


Saturday’s sketchcrawl took us to the SOMA exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof, where reindeer lounge about in a big hall eating fly agaric, accompanied by twenty-four canaries, eight mice and two flies, half of which are fed the urin of the reindeer eating fly agaric, so the visitors can decide if they perceive a difference in […]

31 Aug 10

Trying again

There is a house in my neighbourhood I find very intriguing. Every time I pass it I think that it would be great to draw. Last saturday was the first time I actually sat down and tried. I don’t like at all how that turned out. Today I tried again, misremembering an exercise I had […]

09 Aug 10

London Sketchbook June 2010: Trafalgar Square


Trafalgar Square was my muse. Almost every day (except for this one) started by me going there in the early morning, and trying. And trying again. And Again. Maybe less a muse than a problem that I just could not give up on. I think I will have to try again the next time I’m […]