Sunday, January 18, 2009

A gray day


It´s been an extremely gray day in Stockholm today, so I made a gray drawing out the window of a little café I had never been to before. I like the contrast between these two buildings, one new(ish) and very strict and one old with odd angles and windows.

12,5 x 13 cm, Lamy Safari with Lexington gray ink and watercolours on some sketchbook paper.

14 comments:

Mary Timme said...

I loved it. I'm trying to greyscale in realistic animal portraits and it is tricky sometimes so I really like that you've done this. It is a good contrast between the old and the new.

Peachtreeart said...

It is gray out here too...but your drawing brings the life back!

Pedro said...

Even in a grey day and a grey drawing you show a beautiful contrast between the two buildings.

Rob Carey said...

I like your contrasts. (dark/light, new/old). Very nice.

Margaret Ann said...

Beautiful work Nina...you make a gray day sparkle!

rachelhoward said...

Ooh fabulous. I love the composition of that, the contrast and the light on the cars - you've got the reflections perfectly and it shows the tone of the sky, so you get a really good feeling of the lighting.

vickylw said...

Wonderful contrast! What a great sketch to brighten a gray day!

Barbara Weeks said...

Great! I like the juxtaposition of the two buildings too.

Linda T said...

Very cool.

ABG said...

so, how was the cafe?
gray here, too.

Nina Johansson said...

The café was great, checkered table cloths, nice coffee, had their own bakery in the back. Like a classic old-fashioned café, not the new super-slick designed kind. It´s called Weindel´s.

Isabel said...

great sketch and very interesting blog, you seem to be pretty busy.

Chris said...

Fabulous.
I love looking at your sketches and thinking of what I imagine Sweden is like. When does it get light in the mornings now?

Sketchcrawl (previous post) sounds fabulous!

gabi campanario said...

you made this gray look beautiful!