Tuesday, August 22, 2006

In town


Back after my vacation, I had to go for a walk through town the other day and draw a few scenes, breathing some exhaust fumes and feeling at home. Among other things I dared to try and draw a car. An exceptionally good one, for being me (if I may say so), but still a bit off. Don´t know what it is about cars, but I find them incredibly difficult to draw. I guess they are completely out of my "comfort zone" in drawing (interesting discussion going on right now about comfort zones in the EDM yahoo group).

The building is the big City Library, kind of famous even outside of Stockholm. I´ve heard it´s often visited by foreign architechts who read about it in some glossy minimalist architect magazine and felt they had to come and see for themselves. It is beautiful, and quite surprising when you are inside it.

Right opposite of the library, I spotted this window and went wow. I never noticed it before, it´s fit for a gothic church, but is an ordinary apartment window. Or well, perhaps not so ordinary, but still.

Funny, the things you notice around you once you stop to take a look.

9 comments:

Kate said...

I love your new work, Nina, and welcome back! You were missed...

Bonny said...

Nice to see you back... hope you had a lovely vacation. I really like your new drawings, but I especially love the window...it's got a nice historical feel to it. And so much nicer because it is the first time you noticed it.. a sense of discovery!

Alison said...

I like your choice of just a little colour for the library picture

Jana Bouc said...

Great drawings! You have such a unique style with such personality in your lines. I think of you whenever I use my yellow Lamy Safari which I really enjoy.

Felicity said...

Wonderful! I like the way you contain your drawings in a frame. The window is fabulous, it's amazing what you do with your Lamy Safari - I think they should pay you commission! (Mine's red BTW!)

Mark Reep said...

Hello- Wandered in from the Drawing Club, enjoying your blog- I especially like the crispness of your architectural studies. And being a black and white kinda guy, this one made me go, Oh, wow... :)

Terry Banderas said...

I love your line drawings also. You are good!

Nicolette said...

Love this one - i have taken dozens of pictures of windows and doors on our University campus in hopes of drawing them one day - you have inspired me!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

I'm just looking through your archives I love this window, it's absolutley gorgeous. There is some lovely work on here, I don't know why I've not visited before.