Saturday, January 10, 2009

21st sketchcrawl



Today was the 21st international sketchcrawl (check here if you haven´t heard of it before), and for the first time the Stockholm crawl had more than two participants. Yay! There were ten of us sketching at Kulturhuset, a huge building full of theaters, restaurants, libraries and other cultural activities, situated in the heart of the city. While we were sketching, a huge anti-war demonstration took place on the square below us, we had full view of the mass of people down there.

Most of the participants in today´s sketchcrawl were new acquaintances to me, and I´m so happy there are people in my own city that love sketching, just like me. Thank you guys, for making my day!

Top drawing: 12,5 x 17,5 cm, Lamy Safari with Noodler´s Lexington gray ink and watercolours. Second drawing: same measures, Lamy Safari witn Noodler´s Polar Black ink. Both on a rather crappy sketchbook paper.

17 comments:

Ann said...

Amazing sketches!

Margaret Ann said...

Ooooh! I love the sketch of the demonstrators...What a catch! It's such a treat to see things through your eyes! :)

Inger Carina said...

Tack själv, det var jättekul!

Thanks to you too it was super fun!

marancat said...

Wonderful drawings - all those people! If only .....!!

Physhy said...

Your anti-war sketch brought tears. It is a powerful statement as only an artist can make it, and one the World needs. Thank you for sharing both your eye and your joy in your work.

Anna T. said...

Oh how fun it must have been! Always fun to sketch with a friend - or many! I wonder how cold it was thought... here it's too cold to sketch outside right now...

Linda T said...

Love the sketches! I remember the Kulturhuset from our time in Stockholm, and it looks like Sergelstorg has changed a little since we were there.

Pedro said...

Great sketch of the demo! We had our first (?) skatchcrawl in Lisbon. I will try to post about it tonight.

josé louro said...

Hello from Lisbon. As Pedro say we too have our sketchcrawl. Congrats for your great drawings.

chris hack said...

amazing work... really... wow! linked you on my sketchblog... hope you don't mind. brilliant stuff :O)

Desiree said...

Beautiful sketches, I am so glad you were a part of the sketchcrawl. Marta and I were in San Diego and it was beautiful. I met alot of new people too.

Anonymous said...

Hi
Long time no comment, just wanted to say I love your work and if I could I would take a class from you. Or may a future sketch crawl.

Lovely work - really
Happy 2009,
Patty (akablarneybytes)

ABG said...

I've been checking into your blog for a couple of months. Glad to see you were part of Sketch Crawl. I participated in Atlanta and loved it. I thought the Stockholm pages were wonderful.

Michael Nobbs said...

These are absolutely lovely Nina. Glad you had a good Sketchcrawl.

Robyn said...

Wonderful sketch of the demonstrators, Nina. It's a rare opportunity to be able to observe so many people in the same place - and what a good cause!

I treasure my own collection of Nina's People!

stupot said...

belissimo. wish I could draw people like you!

Glen Greenwalt said...

great composition