24 May 11

Last Day’s commuter sketches

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 […]

04 Apr 11

Breakbeats under a Bridge somewhere in Berlin


Spring seems to be here now, occassionally even feeling like summer already.

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 […]

24 Dec 10

Last commuter drawings of the year


Not much to say about these. I went to work, so did the people I drew, and it was cold. Details:

19 Dec 10

This Week’s Commuter Drawing


Another week of commuting and drawing and drawing and commuting.

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.

30 Nov 10

The Challenges of Party Sketching

party sketching

Sketching at a party is even harder than sketching a wedding, the better the party the harder it gets: people who are not bored just move too much! Also, parties tend to be dark, so even if I see enough worth sketching, I can barely see my lines. But sometimes I can catch my friends almost falling asleep at five in the morning…