Freitag, 6. Mai 2016

The Two Trees

It's been a while...
strangest trees - i used the very warm weather yesterday and discovered a new quarter in Zurich (sketchwise). This is the Corner Luegisland/Herzongmühlestrasse, at the very cityborder - the whole street was lined with these trees.
5.5.2016, pencil.

Sonntag, 31. Januar 2016


I went to Freiburg with two friends this weekend. While enjoying Freiburg on saturday, we were quite tired on sunday. That's when i took my pen and sketchbook: I drew the first one from the balcony doorstep while the others were still trying to wake and get up. The second one in the evening, while we had a rest at the hostel, before we had to get back to Zurich.

Samstag, 23. Januar 2016

Sketchcrawl with Urban Sketchers Switzerland

Today was the 50th Sketchcrawl - not my 50th though! It was cold, but sun shone brightly. We were about ten sketchers, which spread out to sketch the Museum Rietberg in Zürich and the surrounding park. Was fun!
The view from the Museum trough the trees on to the Villa Schönberg.

The reflexions on the greentinted glass entry of the Museum Rietberg. It was very difficult show the reflection and see through the lines!
And to end it a little perspective work. No colors here, because it was already a tedious work to get al lines right (more or less) and as i sat in the shadows, i was getting colder and colder...

Freitag, 22. Januar 2016

market hall

Yesterday i've met with some other people from Zurich to do some urban sketching, and since it's still freaking cold outside, we went to the market hall in the "Viadukt". Its warm and one gets hungry because of all the different and tasty looking food. Lots of colors and lots of details didn't made it easier, but also more exciting to sketch though!
Next time I have to go buying my food there instead of sketching...or maybe pay with a sketch?
Parmesan cheese on the counter, at the right side there were dried chillis in a cork oak bark

More dried chillis hanging from the shelf. I actually don't know whats in the blue sacks, i guess its rice or pasta next to cans of tomatos.

Sonntag, 17. Januar 2016

BERLIN 6.1 - 10.1

It has been about four months since my last post here...
I have drawn some sketches since then of course, but i was much too busy to update the blog. Work and the University were the two things i had in the past months in my life. So i was very happy to take a break from the stress and go to Berlin with agood friend. Since it was brutally cold, i couldn't sketch outside, but luckily there are lots of nice bars and cafes, where its warm.
First stop was the "Ankerklause": fleeing from the cold and eating a warm soup.
I guess, one of the best breakfasts in Berlin i served at the "Nah am Wasser gebaut" - or is it called "The place to be"? Confusing, but tasty!!

Its getting dark early: This is the view from the "Freischwimmer", a restaurant located next to a canal, which was frozen.

Really loved the lamps over the bar in the "Rummels perle, the only problem was the light, which so reddish, i couldn't really see with which colors i drew!

Having wonderful Cheescake in the "Prachtwerk", right after having breakfast at 16:00! Now thats Berlin!

Before breakfast in the kitchen of our friend, where we could sleep for the four nights- Thank you again Linn!

The view from the airplane at the airport right before the take-off. I had to be really quick, before the sun and the plane changed their positions :)

Donnerstag, 10. September 2015

Day four

After an day of washing heavy old machines, i was in desperate need of some energy to get me going for the evening. So I bought a coffee at the train station and did some ultra speed sketching: trying to capture the people on the escalator: i could see the persons for approximately 10 seconds, but at the beginning of those from the front, and in the end from above (or the other way around). I stood no chance - but it gave me the energy needed!

Brushpen, A5, 20 min, central train station zurich

Actually, it had a lot more people....but it was really funny

Mittwoch, 9. September 2015

Day three

Today, I hadn't a lot to do (again...), but always something small. In the morning I still had some letters to transcribe (I started with them yesterday) and in between two of them i quickly drew my table. I love the contrast between the clumsy keyboard and the elegant handwriting of those letters. I wish that letters would be used more often today. They are also a more elegant time-document than what our emails and short messages will be in 100 years, if they even still exist then!!

Black marker, A5 (well, its always gonna be A5...), ca 30 min (or even more, those writings...), Schloss Lenzburg

i didn't like the first "B" so i had to rewrite it on separate piece of paper and put it over the old. I definitely have to get more exercise on writing nicely.