23 Jan 13

Sketches below zero


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

21 Nov 12

Some New Listings in my Etsy Shop

Done with a pen in water-soluble but light proof ink, worked over with washes of water and more pen lines on the still wet paper, ca. 25 x 33 cm, 250 €.

So recently I got reminded by somebody looking for Christmas gifts (Christmas doesn’t play a large role in my life, and I had completely forgotten that this is something people do…) that my Etsy store was all empty. I’ve changed that now and put up mostly some of my recent Berlin based sketches, the ones […]

06 Sep 12

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

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

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


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 […]

15 Jun 12

Last pages from my post-Kaufbar sketchbook

Page 16b

These were done at the end of March/Beginning of April, shortly before I handed the sketchbook in as part of my application portfolio for The Drawing Year. Hence I did not get around to scanning them until now. Feels like winter was a life time ago. I’m working a lot, even on another project or […]

04 Jun 12

Die Beute 3: Die letzten der vor Ort in Weinheim begonnen Zeichnungen

Altstadtdächer 2.

Nun sind auch die letzten Striche an diesen größeren Zeichnungen gemacht, sie sind teilweise ausgeschnitten und auf größere Papierbögen aufgezogen (was ihrem teilweise ‘schwebenden’ Charakter schön unterstreicht), und endlich auch fotografiert. Einige davon werden auch in der Ausstellung selbst hängen. Now the last strokes on these bigger drawings have been added, some of them I […]

28 May 12

Die Beute 2: mittelgroße Skizzen

Dächer 2
23 May 12

Die Beute 1: Postkartengroße Skizzen


Als ich letzte Woche wieder zurück in Berlin war lag ich natürlich erst einmal etwas krank im Bett herum. Inzwischen geht die Arbeit an der Weinheim-Ausstellung aber wieder vorran – hier erstmal die postkartengroßen Skizzen für die lieben Menschen, die mich mit 50 € unterstützt haben. (Ja, einige davon habe ich schon in anderen Scans […]

10 May 12

Einige Weinheimskizzen

Roter Turm 2

Leider habe ich das Scannerproblem immernoch nicht lösen können – das heißt vor allem, dass ich über die Qualität der Scans weniger Kontrolle habe als normalerweise, und sich die Bleistiftzeichnungen bisher dem Scannen recht vollständig entzogen haben. Einen vollständigeren Überblick über meine Weinheimskizzen wird es also erst geben, wenn ich nächste Woche wieder in Berlin […]

23 Apr 12

Das Weinheim Projekt, erste Woche


Seit einer Woche treibe ich mich nun in Weinheim rum und zeichne. Leider steht mir hier bisher kein Scanner zur Verfügung, so dass ich heute versuchte, den Stapel Zeichnungen, der sich bisher angesammelt hat, in einem Copyshop zu scannen. Für die Aquarelle ging das auch ganz gut, aber an den Bleistiftzeichnungen ist das Experiment vorerst […]

17 Apr 12

Weinheim an der Bergstraße


The first sketches from Weinheim an der Bergstraße. Over the next few weeks I’ll be here and draw this town. These sketches will form the nucleus of an exhibition in the municipal museum of Weinheim which opens 17 July this summer. And hopefully one of these days I’ll find a scanner I can access to […]

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.
28 Mar 12

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 […]