One of the main lessons in the course I am going to teach from 24 April will be to accept and embrace imperfection in sketching. A perfect sketch is not always a good one, and a wobbly or crooked sketch
I’ve been sketching people on and near trains for a while now and I will keep doing it for yet another while as part of a project. My impression right now, expressed passionately, is: Damn those smart phones! I get
More visual impressions of our short holiday last week. The sketches were done in the lounge. As the weather was so bad that day, people curled up in the massive leather armchairs with books. It was very cosy 🙂 Hier
We were away last week, my friends, taking a much-needed short break up at the North Sea Coast. The weather was partially atrocious, at which time we sat inside with books, and it was partially wonderful, which was when we
Dear friends, I haven’t been able to post as regularly as I normally do this week. I have been rather preoccupied organising my new ideas using OneNote (which I like – but something analogue like a vision board might also
We were in Hamburg last week and had lunch in a rustic little restaurant on the water. Going back up to the street afterwards I saw a spectacular light display: a group of people deep in the shadows and dramatic
My favourite pair of hands cradling a cup of coffee this morning. A man reading the paper on the train home from work. Meine allerliebsten Hände auf der Welt mit einem Kaffeebecher. Ein Pendler mit der Zeitung auf dem Rückweg
…in the shadows – ehm no, on the train. Two examples in watercolours!
I have a bit of a thing about sketching people on trains (check out this post, this one, this one or this one explaining my approach to travel sketching). Last week, I started a travel sketchbook dedicated to travel sketches.
Waiting for boarding on the recent trip to the US was a great opportunity for some quick sketching – so quick, in fact, that I had to tint the sketch on the plane, which I did with gusto. A young