On the weekend I finished this humble ink drawing of mount Burgberg , my local mount Fuji so to speak. It’s a hill about 380 meters high. The shape is characteristic for the hills in this area called Stromberg. The top layers consist of more or less hard sandstone which could withstand the erosion. You can get an idea about the landscape with this image search on google. On the north side there is usually forests and on the south side often vineyards and fruit tree orchards.
The drawing is the last one of 42 in a sari covered album that I use as sketchbook. A paperback reprint of the sketchbook will be published with blurb in the coming weeks.
Here are some more photographic impression of the Stromberg hills. The picture in the middle shows mount Burgberg.
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.
I managed to do this ink drawing just before a cold rain shower came down last weekend. Temperatures have gone up nicely and I look forward to continue the ink drawing series in my indian sketchbook during this summer. It is difficult to draw on that gampi paper which is a bit like blotting paper. But I like the old-fashioned and simple look that the drawings on this paper inevitably get.
My new ink batch is a bit too fluid,but I am sure that will change soon under the spring and summer sun.
During the past years I have bought a enough stock of these photo album books, bound in old sari cloths from india, for future projects. I believe that works in books like these have a better chance to survive than single sheets of paper.
Over the last couple of months I have done simple ink drawings which I want to use in another book publication. Neglecting branches and foliage I recorded only the barcode patterns i.e. the distance between and the diameter of trunks in relation to each other at certain places in the woods. The images displayed here are digitally simplified versions of the original panorama drawings.
This pattern is indirectly used in forestry to estimate the volume of the standing timber.