Sunday, May 04, 2008

Back to drawing


I finally got almost a whole day of drawing today, and my hands have been itching for drawing for a while now. Bookbinding is fun (see earlier posts), it´s almost too fun, it´s easy to get caught up in it, trying out new techniques, new covers, modifying book models... But in the end I always long to start using the paper inside those books.

Went for a walk around the city center in Stockholm today, and sat down for a coffee. This is the view from my little table outside the café. I love spring, it makes drawing outside so much easier.

12.5 x 15 cm, Lamy Safari with Noodler´s Lexington gray ink and watercolours on Fabriano Artistico hot press paper.

15 comments:

SCquiltaddict said...

What a marvelous sketch...terrific job

Anita Davies said...

Excellent, as usual! Fantastic building.

Shirley said...

So glad to see another Stockholm building sketch! Love it.

Bill said...

Nina,
You seem to translate complicated buildings like that onto paper so effortlessly. You skills are always a wonder to behold!

QUESTION: Is that Fabriano cold press or hot press, 200gsm? I would guess from the look of it, hot press.

I have done some book binding myself, but I would have loved to sit in on that class. Travel fare is a bit high, though.

Pippa said...

I absolutely LOVE the negative spaces you have used to simplify the view, Nina. You teach me so much!

anne said...

ah. härligt att få se ninaskisser igen!
underbart skissat, härliga färger och snyggt med de negativa husen som bildar ram, kul idé!

no way said...

I love, love, love this one. The heavy edges are great. I think I might want to try that look myself. Beautiful and inspirational work, as always!

Genine said...

Nina,
this is amazing, I agree with the others the negative spaces are awesome! Another fantastic drawing!
How do you like the FA hot press? I am using Arches CP right now and want to find a HP for my next book

Jennifer Lawson said...

Beautiful drawing, Nina. It is great to get outside again isn't it! I look forward to seeing more of your drawings of Stockholm this spring and summer.

free[k]hand said...

I love the composition and the sun you don't show but lights up the whole scene, great drawing!

seesue said...

Your windows thrill me. Talent!

littlemithi said...

What a terrific sketch = I especially like how you've put in the silhouettes of the buildings in the foreground...

Anetka said...

amazing!!!:)

Martha said...

Simply superb! There are so many great elements here but I'd say it's your line style that I am most in captivated by.

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