Wednesday, 25 June 2014
These are drawings from the last sketch outing with our local group, it was nice to see many new faces. Although we met up at Schloß Biebrich, we decided we weren´t up for that baroque monstrosity yet. We went to the industrial area instead where we sat down in a parking lot to draw. The entrance to the Kalle building drew my attention, apparently a producer of sausage casings (!) Who knew?
Later on, a more picturesque motif. Mosburg, an artificial ruin in the Schloßpark
And more industrial loveliness on the way home, a concrete factory in Amöneburg.
Friday, 6 June 2014
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
The Technikmuseum Speyer houses a big collection of vintage cars, trains, planes, boats as well as music automatons and even a russian space shuttle. Once a year, car freaks gather in Speyer for "Brazzeltag" to show off their customised cars and salivate over some of the museum pieces.
Drawing these vehicles reminded my of uni, because recreating the shapes in my sketchbook is a bit like a reverse design process. You start out with a finished product and whilst drawing it, you start to comprehend the logical arrangement of shapes and surfaces created by the designer.
These drawings are a bit wonky, but that´s okay.
Sunday, 11 May 2014
Friday, 9 May 2014
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Thursday, 3 April 2014
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Starting early for my hike in Dahn, i draw these timberframe houses from a spot in front of the bakery, and some villagers buying their breakfast stop to take a look at what i´m doing.
Barely half an hour later is my first stop: Castles of Dahn. Castle ruins like these are quite common in southwestern Palatinate.They are made of and built on red sandstone and they seem to grow straight out of the ground.
Along the way, some strange breed of cows soak up the sun like it´s spring already.
And the way home.
Friday, 21 March 2014
Fastnacht/Carnival in Mainz, everything is decorated in blue, red, yellow and white. Even the statue of Johannes Gutenberg couldn´t escape the notorious cap. The floats are shown before the parade, usually commenting on the current political and social situation in Germany and abroad. This one shows the three wise monkeys, sitting on a EU flag as they watch a refugee ship sink.