Monday, September 25, 2006

Tellus Cykel & Motor



This little shop is just two minutes from my home, and I´ve been wanting to draw it for I don´t know how long. It´s got such a classical looking store front, with the letters and the windows in style with the rest of the building (a lady passing by told me it was built 1910), and it´s also the best bicycle store in Stockholm (in my opinion, and no, they didn´t pay me to say that, they don´t even know I posted this). The guys working there are real pros, doing quality work, selling quality bikes and as the smaller sign to the right says - giving real SERVICE to their customers, something that is getting as unusual these days as their goodlooking store front...

13 comments:

Lin said...

WOWZA, Nina!! WHAT A FANTASTIC BUILDING and beautifully done!

Renate said...

Beautiful. If only I would know how you do it. Even the simpliest things look great when you draw them.

SCquiltaddict said...

Terrific job.....perfect art work....

Teri C said...

I love the vignetted quality of this. Wonderful job of a very interesting subject.

Michael Emerald said...

Nice sketch of the bird. I like the dark values in the face. So that we focus there. I want to be able to do that, too.

paula said...

Nicely done building, Nina! I like the vignette style, too. Btw, I tried to post this on the Drawing Club blog (on your posting about your stolen bike) but it's not working, so I'll post it here:

"Great sketch, Nina! I like sketching from/with my bike, too. Sorry to hear some A-hole decided they would steal your bike. I don't understand that mentality but it's fairly prevelant. Happy to hear you got another and 'got back on the horse', not letting that incident take away your good time!"

melissa w said...

Gorgeous!

Jana Bouc said...

Lovely drawing--I especially like the vignetting of the scene and the cool calmness of the scene. I bet if you told them you'd written about them and gave them the url (and added a link to their website if they have one) they'd think you a very special customer! I've done that when I've written about stores and it's been fun and they've enjoyed seeing their store "in print," so to speak.

Jana Bouc said...

Lovely drawing--I especially like the vignetting of the scene and the cool calmness of the scene. I bet if you told them you'd written about them and gave them the url (and added a link to their website if they have one) they'd think you a very special customer! I've done that when I've written about stores and it's been fun and they've enjoyed seeing their store "in print," so to speak.

pacoandfriends said...

Awesome drawing...

wagonized said...

I agree with Renate -- it has a simple quality that we all know is so hard to render. Beautiful.

Terry Banderas said...

All I have to say is...."You have a lot of talent." I enjoy all that you put forth. I look at your blog each time that I am at my computer.

Julie Oakley said...

Great stuff Nina. The type on that building is just so right. I also loved the pine trees and the watercolour without lines. In fact all of your work is wonderful