Sunday, April 06, 2008

Springday


Spring is back in Stockholm again, and the sun is playing hide and seek with the shadows among the buildings in town. Yesterday me and my friend Carina (check out her beautiful work here) decided to go out and make some pictures. I brought my drawing gear, of course, and she had her camera ready. We chose a part of town where we seldom go, and I parked myself on a bench in the sun, drawing, while she walked around and took some pics and came around my bench every now and then. It was a really nice day. My fingers got incredibly cold, though, in spite of the sun, so I only managed to do two sketches. (The other one will be posted soon.)

As always, the cars look a bit off. Cars really are my worst nightmare when it comes to drawing. But I figure I´ll never learn if I don´t give them a try, so I didn´t exclude them out of the picture here, for once.

12 x 15 cm, Micron pen and watercolours on Fabriano Artistico hot press paper.

15 comments:

MILLY said...

Really lovely drawings. And with such cold hands. You captured the scene beautifully.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oh, this is just stunning yet again, Nina.

SCquiltaddict said...

wonderful....so interesting...love it!

Jason Das said...

Super! I especially the shadows on the building in the back, with the light n the balconies.

Atka Kevlarsjäl said...

I'm really liking your last ink/watercolor illustrations, really :)

E-J said...

You have faced your worst nightmare and come out laughing, Nina! I would be very happy to have drawn these.

I've never been to Stockholm, but your posts often remind me of Malmo (I visited a friend there a couple of years ago - so far, my first and only visit to Sweden!).

Margaret Ann said...

Lovely...beautiful values and tone! :)

Stacey-Ann said...

I love the washes and the shadows and light. Very atmospheric.

Felicity said...

Gosh, I swear if I drew this scene it would be as dull as dishwater but you've made it look beautiful! I love your cars, perfect or otherwise!

caseytoussaint said...

Your drawings are always such a delight, Nina! And your cars don't look off to me at all!

Sharon said...

Lovely shading, as always.

Anita Davies said...

Love my visits here Nina

Knitting Painter Woman said...

I am SO impressed with the tonal values in the one with cars. I think you did amazing work, cold fingers or not. Would you like some fingerless mittens?

Rock Kyndl said...

This drawing is so deep and seemingly lit from within.

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