A sketch over two pages of my sketchbook. I first wanted omit the two towers. That didn´t work. It is something I envy about photography, where depth of field helps you with those things. My companions got a little exhausted, because this drawing took approximately an hour.
This is a drawing I did roughly two month ago, before my accident when me and friend spend a week in hut in the countryside filling sketchbooks. The text is not really connected with the drawing itself, but an idea I got when I was asked to join a class reunion. I guess good old Friedrich Dürrenmatt had a similar motivation to write “Der Besuch der alten Dame”….
Development of one of the pages of the children´s book I am working on.http://www.lappan.de/
A drawing I did for an exhibition. I used the original photograph instead in the end. But actually I like it, although artistically this is a drawing that is slightly to dependant on the original photo.
I have spent the last week in Italy. I spent a lot of time sketching, basically because my guitar had to stay at home. I will post some of the more conventional motifs later(picturesque hillside towns, bustling Italian street life and so on). These are sketchbook drawings from the Festival dell´Oriente. We went there because a friend of mine is keen on finding exotic music, I had to somehow spend the time so I started drawing people. The whole thing is a mixture between a bazaar where you can buy everything from incense sticks, Nepalese art to Apulian cheese, lots of martial arts and exotic performances, like belly dancing. The whole thing has slightly trashy but entertaining vibe. There are a lot of gems to befound, but the more esoteric part is just not my cup of tea. I drew the dancers waiting for their appearance, basically because they kept comparatively still (I had tried to draw some of the kick boxing fights before, but they proved too fast for me). I concentrated mainly on one dancer, who stood out, basically because she seemed to utterly enjoy herself, from time to time performing small bits. I have only seen small parts of their performance, because I had to leave but they were really good. It seems like they were the Halfa dancers or Shakti Dancers from Rome, but I am not completely. sure. There is a stray squirrel, which is a character design for an upcoming book of mine, that was on the page before. Italy is great. I only wish I could speak Italian… More to come.
These are some drawings from my last visit to Würzburg, to see my old friend Martin Armbruster (http://herrarmbruster.de/). The drawings were done on the the spot, with the execption of the girl which I revised at home. For some reason the drawings look much better in a sketchbook.