02 Nov 12
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People on the train from Frankfurt to Weinheim


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


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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…

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


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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
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Last pages from my post-Kaufbar sketchbook


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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 […]

28 May 12
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Die Beute 2: mittelgroße Skizzen


Dächer 2
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.
03 Feb 12
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Lots of People on Public Transport in January


A Lot of People on Public Transport

I’ve been looking for a way to make my public transport drawings ‘exhibitable’, take them out o sketchbooks somehow, mostly by using folded single sheets of different sizes, like here. This is another attempt, not just putting the people on a single sheet, but trying to convey the feeling of looking through a whole sketchbook, […]

02 Sep 11
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The Flux of Traveling so Far


My Favourite Sink in Scotland

Shortly after the Urban Sketchers Symposium was over, while I was still in Lisbon and haggling with a guy from Turkmenistan who had been supposed to send me the letter of introduction I would need to get the visa by July 26 but hadn’t, I realised that trying to organise the part of my travels […]

04 May 11
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The Rest of the Dirty Bits from the Zequenz Sketchbook


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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
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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 […]

03 Mar 11
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Demonstration against Eviction


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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
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Sketchdump


Collage

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.

31 Jan 11
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Trying to draw Wismarplatz in Winter


Wismarplatz

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 […]

21 Jan 11
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Last Day’s Sketches


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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 […]