Sunday, 30 December 2012
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
There is a beautiful hiking trail along the Rhine, called Rheinsteig, that runs 320 km from Wiesbaden to Bonn (or the other way round). I only hiked the first 80 km, walking through vineyards and villages, and getting no sketching done except these two- Schloß Vollrads in Johannisberg and a glimpse of half timbered houses in Rüdesheim.
Friday, 14 December 2012
Sunday, 25 November 2012
one month till christmas: festive lighting and christmas tree are already up. It´s still warm enough to sit outside for a while.
indoor sketching at Pfalzgalerie. Might be my drawing skills, but even the original looked like she was slightly stoned.
Monday, 5 November 2012
Sunday, 22 July 2012
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Saturday, 30 June 2012
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Monday, 11 June 2012
I made an illustration about childhood heroes for Bird magazine, an Illustration fanzine. Finally picked up a copy of the first issue- the two-toned Risograph printing is especially sweet.
Sunday, 27 May 2012
Monday, 21 May 2012
Monday, 16 April 2012
Friday, 16 March 2012
Alexander McQueen exhibition. Distorted animal prints, extreme silhouettes, neon coloured styrofoam catwalks and this very nice coat that was made out of some kind of bubblewrap.
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
When it´s -10 °C outside that feel more like -20 °C, reasons for going out are few. We stay in and prefer to connect with the outside world through blogging. Here´s Eva, and here´s what she drew on my Wacom: Außer Rand & Band.
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Winter escape to Morocco with the main goal of avoiding everything cold, dreary and european. The part about skipping the cold didn´t quite work out though.
Route: Ryanair flight to Fès, bus to Essaouira via Casablanca, then passing Agadir, on to Tafraoute, joining an organised tour to see the Anti-Atlas and Sahara, then going back to Fès via Ouarzazate.
Bluest skies over the Mellah of Fès. This used to be the jewish quarter, but the majority of moroccan jews either emigrated to Israel or moved to the newer parts of town.
Nowadays the population in the Mellah is muslim.
Leather tannery in the Medina. Only natural ingredients are used, as another overeager salesman assures us, like pidgeon excrement and chalk. It smells like rotting flesh.
Much tastier: Thé a la mente. Green tea, fresh mint leaves, and sugar chunks the size of oranges.
Essaouira back alley, trying to find some food that isn´t tajine or couscous. I´m not sure what we had, but it might have been bowel soup. At least we went somewhere that wasn´t listed in the Lonely Planet!
Oasis near Tafraoute, spectacular mountain backdrop, turquoise water, date palms, there were even frogs. Conclusion: Some things are too pretty to draw.
I didn´t see much of Zagora, except this view from the hotel terrace. It´s also a very dusty place.
Monday, 23 January 2012
Former means of transport in the Verkehrsmuseum in Nürnberg: Goggomobil Coupé, 1960s & E 19 locomotive, 1940
Modern means of transport: Anonymous, crowded regional train from Nürnberg to München. No seats available = 2 hours for one drawing + stiff legs