23 May 12
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Die Beute 1: Postkartengroße Skizzen


Nordstadt

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 […]

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…

28 Mar 12
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Travel Sketchbook: Second Day in Dolgellau


Spread 22

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 […]

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 […]

20 Mar 12
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Travel Sketchbook: Llandderfel/Bala


18 August

While hitchhiking from Aberystwyth to Bala I happened upon a wonderful used bookshop in Machynlleth, and found a book on Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s drawings. I had been looking for one on amazon.de for a long time, but never found anything I could actually afford. Even in the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow, which houses the […]

07 Mar 12
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First Post Travel Sketchbook


Page 03 detail

My travel sketchbooks were of various sizes and formats, not one exactly like any of the others. When I came back I started producing drawings for my exhibition on single sheets of paper so they could be framed, also it was cold and I wasn’t spending much time out and about, so for a while […]

11 Nov 11
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Some finished Watercolors


Dead Tulip I

These are all from earlier this year – I was in such a frenzy of final exams, the Open Air Gallery and last minute travel preparations (is there another kind?) that although I did find the time to make these drawings, I never got around to photographing (they are matted and mostly too big for […]

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


IMG_oo73detail

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 […]

20 Apr 11
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On the Value of Values


Greyscaled sketch

I’m thinking about value and contrast, because I find that this is an aspect of drawing and painting that I have much less conscious control over than I would like. Sometimes I hit and sometimes I miss and I don’t necessarily understand why. Hoping to learn more I’ve greyscaled the scans of some of my […]

11 Apr 11
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First Sketches of Spring in New Handbound Watercolor Book


Wismarplatz in Spring Sun

Yesterday afternoon the sun was warm enough to sit on the pavement. Just a few days before had I made myself a new sketchbook, so I wouldn’t miss to record too many spring days in it. The cover is recycled from an old physics textbook I found somewhere, and the paper is Hahnemühle Burgund watercolor […]

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.

04 Feb 11
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The Pleasure of Making a Mess


Collage

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 […]