26 Jun 12
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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…

15 Mar 12
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More March Sketches and a Double Sketchbook


Page 06b detail.

These are from the same sketchbook as the last posting, but it is a twofold sketchbook: It is half made from very bright, almost blueish Dorée 200 drawing paper, whose color I love, which is a good paper for dry media, and I have a 50 m roll lying around under my desk which will […]

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 […]

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, […]

03 Nov 11
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Lisbon Sketches and Drawings


Second Letter from Lisbon

A choice of sketches, drawings and details of them that I made in Lisbon.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

11 Dec 10
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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:

11 Oct 10
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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 […]

06 Oct 10
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The Digital Sketchbook Collection of TRACEY


TRACEY is an online journal on contemporary drawing and visualisation research, and I suspect lost of fascinating texts. I didn’t get around to reading yet, though, because I discovered their breathtaking collection of digitized sketchbooks first. There is a great range of different approaches documented in the collection, the following are the ones I enjoyed […]

04 Oct 10
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New Portable Palette


New portable palette

Not just for the wedding, but in time for it, I made myself a new sketching palette. Although I do find my little converted mint box adorable, having my rubber/white/tissue in a second box was impractical when standing while sketching, and I found myself wanting a much bigger mixing area. So I took an old […]

27 Feb 10
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Last day’s sketches


My charcoal sketches were going along great until I had to sharpen my pencil. When it was about half the length it had when I had started sharpening I gave up, and decided to keep in my sketching to media that take being ‘on the road’ a lot better. But I didn’t just want to […]