11 Apr 12

Travel Sketchbook: London some more

Somewhere in Soho.
09 Apr 12

Travel Sketchbook: London, the first two days

More people on the bus.
26 Mar 12

Travel Sketchbook: Cadar Idris

Morning sun on a tree growing over an old wall made of rough stones.
21 Mar 12

Travel Sketchbook: First Day in Dolgellau

Spread 09
20 Mar 12

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 […]

19 Mar 12

Travel Sketchbook: Aberystwyth

I drew the rain that would shortly force me to stop drawing as it came closer...
16 Mar 12

Travel Sketchbook: Liverpool

Spread50 Liverpool

During my days in Liverpool in August 2011 it rained all the time—in my memory I had to abandon nearly each and every outdoor sketch because of the rain picking up again. That gave me a lot of time to spend in museums, though, especially the wonderful Walker Art Gallery and the Maritime Museum. I […]

15 Mar 12

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 […]

14 Nov 11

Oban and the Hebridean Islands


The rest of my travels through Scotland (1–8 August), or at least the bits when it was dry enough to draw outside. I hitchhiked to Oban and spent two nights in the luxury of an affordable private room, then took the ferry to the tiny island of Barra (you can see me having breakfast there […]

07 Nov 11


Spread 20: "I didn't look at a watch or clock or asked anybody for the time today between 9:30 and 13:30"

When I arrived in Glasgow in the rain I rejoiced – the last days in Lisbon had had me hiding from the sun and heat around noon, and somehow being in a cold rainy place felt a bit like coming home. I bought a raincoat. Coming from the bonbon colors of Lisbon the dirt, ochre […]

03 Nov 11

Lisbon Sketches and Drawings

Second Letter from Lisbon

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

31 Oct 11

Back in Berlin

Siena Cathedral

I have arrived back in Berlin safe and sound (I hope, anyway). The next days will be dedicated to catching up with correspondence and email and all that, and lots and lots of scanning! These two drawings I made in Siena were first—I originally intended to send them to Rolf to scan and blog, but […]

16 Oct 11

Traveling Things


I have arrived in Istanbul, the last station of my journey before I come back to Berlin, and it occurred to me to take stock of my stuff. Not a packing list, but an incomplete record of changes in my baggage.

02 Sep 11

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 […]

14 Jun 11

A Postcard from Far Away

Coptic Street

If you enjoy my drawings, and/or would like to participate in my travels a tiny little bit, I’m offering you a deal: For 33,33 € I’ll send you a beautiful postcard, hand drawn and colored on location, from one of the places I’ll travel through on my big drawing journey. It might be the decaying […]