Montag, 23. Dezember 2013

Watercolors (Irchel II)

today the sun shone brightly and warmed up the air - not great, but enough to let me sit outside and sketch these two pieces.
schminke watercolors
Hahnemühle 200gr, 8 x 10.5 cm, view from the Bürkliplatz down the lake of zurich on to the red glowing alps

Bharat handmade paper, 17 x 13 cm, view through the bushes in the irchel park onto the little lake and people shining in the evening sun

Sonntag, 22. Dezember 2013


since it is much too cold, i had to start drawing on my way to the university
pencil, throughout december 2013, often not more than 5 to 10 min

Sonntag, 8. Dezember 2013

Irchel (I)

everyday (almost) i have this view - down the stairs from the university through this very nice park
space&time: irchel park,  8.12.13, about an hour
medium: pencil and black pentel hybrid 04

Mittwoch, 4. Dezember 2013

fast (e/d)

fast in a german and an english sense: schnell/fast or fast/almost
medium: pencil, pentel hybrid, schmincke watercolors, iphone camera
time: quickly, 2.12.13
saw this in the morning, sketched it in the evening from my imaginary photo...

Mittwoch, 20. November 2013


defying the cold, and drawing the city
18.11.13, different markers
i'm not quite happy with the trees, but thats ok

Freitag, 15. November 2013


went to the zoological museum yesterday - due to freaking cold weather and early sunsets the "urban" part has to rest a little
medium: pencil HB, format: A4, time: each about 45 minutes
date: 14.11.13

Sonntag, 27. Oktober 2013


the weather doesn't wanted to play nice today, therefore i show you two older sketches of my chaos...

also two links:

Freitag, 25. Oktober 2013


not strictly speaking urban sketching, but since the animals are in a museum, which in turn is in the city - i'll upload it 

medium: pencil hb, pentel brushpen, schmincke watercolors, black fineliner

waldginsterkatze, schönsittich

haselmaus, grosses mausohr (skelett)

Sonntag, 13. Oktober 2013

two antipodes

its getting colder here in zurich, but i won't stop drawing outside
zurich, 12./13.10.13, pentel hybrid and schmincke watercolors

the kreuzkirche in hottingen, zurich, proudly sitting on a hill

the las remaining bits of the "binz", an old factory taken over by artists for some years

Montag, 30. September 2013


vacations in israel - tel aviv, hod hasharon, jerusalem, haifa, acco, tiberias - nice and warm
black/sepia marker, pentel brush pen (black/grey), colored pencil (green), schmincke watercolors
6.9.13 - 14.9.13

first day - beach in tel aviv
alenby st. in tel aviv
view from the balcony onto the roofs in hod hasharon

port of jaffa - some corner
backyard in jerusalem
sitting in the park and mixing nature with architecture

same park, but only nature this time
dinner in the "stockpot" in jerusalem

some street (narkis) with my new jerusalem marker
and another backyard in jerusalem
view from the restaurant southeast to mount zion
breakfeast in haifa with my friend jakob

some walls in acco (acre)
and the view from the port wall into the old city of acco
the garden in the youth hostelin haifa

my friend jakob after dinner talking while i'm drawing
a dirty corner in tiberias

my only watercolor picture, see genezareth (kinneret, sea of galilee)

Samstag, 31. August 2013

Freitag, 12. Juli 2013


6 days hiking in the south of switzerland: huge load of drawings!

time: 3.7 - 10.7
location: tessin, switzerland
medium: black marker, brush pen, pencil

Alpe Cardada

Bocchetta di Spluga, 2153 meters above sea level - resting after a sweaty ascent

Cavergno - just a quick sketch before the bus

Fusio - at the end of the six days - with a extra-fat marker

and as a contrast with a extra thin pencil

i like it when people sleep - they don't move (almost)

Jonas & Luisa, two children on the goat alp Nimi

trying to catch the structures of the snow fields and stones on 2000 meters above sea level

Alpe Nimi - an old stone building in the mountains - still used by both hikers and goat shepherds

and these are the goats

drawn on three different pieces of paper and stichted it together in Photoshop, the common room in one of the lodges