Monday, December 30, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Two women reading real big books.
Yes, there is hope. People like to read big books.
16 November 2013 Sketched on the ICE train from Bremen to Hamburg and in Hamburg Airport while waiting for my flight to Teneriffa. The women on the right read Douglas Adams "Hichiker´s Guide to the Galaxy", a trilogy in four parts.
Pencil and ink on paper
Monday, December 23, 2013
Almost there. 250 nautical miles east of Barbados on the 9 December 2013. The wind was increasing and the waves coming from behind lifted the boat but went smooth under it. A feeling like going down a ski slope without a ski. The waves rolling in look gigantic and you hope you do not get wet.
Almost in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean you get a feeling how small the humans are. The speed of a sailing boat with 8 knots is almost equal to the speed of a stage coach in the 19th century. Sketched on location 2 December 2013. The colorful sail is a gennaker of 88 square meters (about 1000 square feet). Our position was 15 degree 34´North and 040 degree 5´West (Take a look in Google Earth).
Sketched with pen, ink and watercolor while the boat was rocking and rolling.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Urban Sketchers Elects New Executive Board and Advisory Board
Urban Sketchers is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling, and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel.
With these teams in place, we look forward to a new year of “showing the world one drawing at time".
The Executive Board:
Jason Das, [former Vice President], Brooklyn, USA,
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Elizabeth Alley, Memphis, USA
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Marc Taro Holmes, Montreal, Canada
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Gabriel Campanario, [former President], Seattle, USA
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Omar Jaramillo, Berlin, Germany
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Mário Linhares, Sintra, Portugal
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Jessie Chapman, [former Membership Coordinator], Charlottesville, USA,
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The Advisory Board:
Simo Capecchi, Naples, Italy | Website
Orling Dominguez, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | Website
James Hobbs, London, United Kingdom | Website
Nina Johansson, Stockholm, Sweden | Website
Cathy Johnson, Kansas City, USA | Website
Veronica Lawlor, New York, USA | Website
José Louro, Lisbon, Portugal | Website
Shiho Nakaza, Los Angeles, USA | Website
Steve Reddy, Seattle, USA | Website
Jim Richards, Fort Worth, USA | Website
Tia Boon Sim, Singapore, Republic of Singapore | Website
Paul Wang, Singapore, Republic of Singapore | Website
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Careenage in Bridgetown is a natural harbour. We stayed most of the time of our stay anchoring in Carlisle Bay just around the corner.
Sketched on location.
Pencil, ink and watercolor on paper.
I promised these two young schoolkids Mya (left) and Dashanta (right) and her grandmother to put this sketch here. They had christmas vacation.
Mya and Dashanta, here is your sketch.
Pencil, ink, watercolor on paper.
Sketched on location December 15, 2013 in Barbados.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
This sketch I made on the 2nd December at latitude 15 degree 34`North and 40 degree 5 `West in the middle of the Atlantic. We were three guys and it took us 22 days from the Canary Islands to Barbados in the Caribbean. We saw only two other sailing ships, only water, flying fish, clouds and dolphins.
The ship was rolling all the time, so I started with soft pencil and then went under deck to the fine work while trying to hold everything. It was never more difficult to draw for me.
The boat is a forty feet yacht and she carried us safely to Barbados.
Pencil, ink and water color on paper.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Hier ein paar Skizzen von meinem Novemberwochenende in Berlin.
Schön wars, es hat mich gefreut, mal die Berliner Sketcher kennzulernen, auch wenn ich sie nicht sonderlich treffend zeichnete.
Ein Abstecher ins Buchstabenmuseum, das gerade renoviert wurde, aber inzwischen wieder offen hat.
Und schließlich die Rückfahrt, die sich dank der tatkräftigen Mithilfe der Deutschen Bahn um drei Stunden verlängerte...
Monday, December 9, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Recently sketched sleeping workers and people on the train mostly on the 6.30am