On the weekend we visited the art fair at Karlsruhe. I was very much surprised and pleased to see works of one of my absolute favorite artists in drawing and to meet the artist Namgoong Whan in person. I had admired his drawings on the web for some time already. Unfortunately the personal website was [...]
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This is my first, imperfect recording with a GOPRO camera that I want to use for more documentation during this year. At present I am looking for a flexible tripod to be mounted directly on the drawing support. That way I hope to change the perspective to full format, vertical view in coming videos. One [...]
Recently I was doing some search on the question what is good drawing on the net and found an interesting article : Why Are Some People Better at Drawing than Others?. This is about representational drawing of course. It seems the main difference between people who can do representational drawings and those who cannot is [...]
Image credit: Double page from the new book “Zeichnen in der Natur”, with friendly allowance by Albrecht Rissler, copyright Albrecht Rissler Today I want to commend the new book by Albrecht Rissler. It is available on Amazon. When you click on the link in the image credits above you can see a number of images [...]
It was raining, I wanted to do a gouache sketch, but the wind made things even more difficult. So I roamed the forest for some time and finally found shelter in an old shack with view on a tree landscape. There was just enough time left for a quick sketch an I picked “Woody”, the [...]
I found an old paperback on my book shelf an AKAI Jazz and rock discography from the 1980′s and could not resists to use it a sketchbook for quick landscape notes. The drawing is made with a Pentel ink brush pen, a tool that I can highly commend.
My latest entry in the old style landscape drawing book consists of only two types of elements: circular and linear marks, vertical or horizontal.I started in the upper right corner and made my way to the left and downwards from there.
Blurb has made a great change to their e-book feature. In the past e-books had to be a one to one copy of the print versions. I had problems with that because there was no good solution for double page pictures. In the print version I prefer to leave some extra space in the middle [...]
It happens regularly that people stop by when I draw somewhere and say something like I wish I had your talent. My standard reply is that I have no talent but a strong butt. Today I stumbled on two awesome stories about people who make their living by drawing, which might motivate the one or [...]
This massive three floor framework building is the town hall at the village of Illingen. After long last I completed the set of four drawings. The framework is quite helpful in drawing architecture as one can use it as a grid for measuring proportions. From now on there will be more tree and forest drawings [...]