04 May 11

The Rest of the Dirty Bits from the Zequenz Sketchbook


I’m finished with the Zequenz m sketchbook I have used for most of my public transport sketches yet this year, and in which I’ve both discovered the fun in making a mess and been driven to make real clean black lines with a pen on its smooth paper. Here are the last rather messy and […]

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 […]

03 Mar 11

Demonstration against Eviction


Today the ground floor of a house in my neighborhood (Scharnweberstr. 29) was forcefully evicted, while the final trial on the issue is still pending. The text in the first picture is of a song that was played from an open window nearby: ‘Kapitalismus’ by Funny Van Dannen Ich will den Kapitalismus lieben und ich […]

15 Feb 11



There is so much to say about these, and all the new options that make my head swirl, but until I hand in my Magister dissertation there probably won’t be many words on here. I’m still drawing, though.

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 […]

21 Jan 11

Last Day’s Sketches


Warm and dry days smelling of spring made it possible to do some outdoor sketching again. I miss drawing outside! It was a glimpse of the sun that drew me outside on sunday, checking out the scene at the fleamarket. Details: Don’t forget: Tomorrow is Sketch Crawl Day (I’ll be drawing a strange exhibition here […]

23 Dec 10

Horror als Alltag: An Illustration of mine in print!

Buffy and the Rocket Launcher

There is a new book about Buffy the Vampire Slayer (in German) which uses one of my drawings of the Chosen One as an illustration: Horror als Alltag. I just received my artist’s copies, and they look great! Can’t wait to read the book. It looks really good sitting on that page all in (very!) […]

11 Dec 10

More Commuter Sketches

Sketch detail

I’m falling in love with pencil more and more every time I come back to it from another sketching tool, but I’m also continuing to experiment with the layering of lines of differing width and value. And there’s still such a long list of things I’d like to try… Some details:

03 Dec 10

This week’s commuter sketches

Guy reading the newspaper

No text this time, only pictures.

24 Nov 10

More (but not many) Commuter Sketches


So I’m working long days this week, and I’m not sleeping that much, which means I’m sleeping on the train, instead of sketching my fellow commuters most of the time. But I did manage to sketch a little bit anyway.

11 Oct 10

The Big Draw Berlin and just drawing Berlin

Little Napoleon

Sunday was the last day of The Big Draw Berlin, with a choc full program of great drawing related things to do. I basically had a full schedule from 10 am to pm … but yielded to the beautiful weather and started by just drawing stuff that I cam across outside in the sun. {I […]

29 Sep 10

Documenting a Wedding

The Big Red Ribbon

I spent the last weekend in Mallorca, trying to sketch my way through a three day wedding party. I had to learn that people never rest during such an event as they do on public transport – everybody seemed way too excited and lively for proper people sketching! I tried anyway, and sometimes I did […]

07 Aug 10

London Sketchbook June 2010: Places


On my first morning I had breakfast at my fathers favourite London breakfast place, where he’s been going when in London for more than 30 years now. I made this watercolour to pay my respects to it. Originally it was supposed to be just a preparation for a postcard to send home, but the detail […]