Monday, August 24, 2009

Hötorgscity


I finally got around to drawing this place - Hötorgscity in Stockholm, with the five skyscrapers and the fountain. This is the heart of the city, the shopping streets are centered around these blocks, and the Central Station is not far away.

If you are looking for city pulse, street performers, fashion shops and excitement, this is the place to be. For cozy cafés and warm atmosphere I would probably go somewhere else.

28 x 20 cm, pencil, Copic Multiliner SP and watercolours on Moleskine Watercolor Folio page.

21 comments:

Art is for the Making said...

Very nice composition. I especially like how you did the windows of the buildings. Nicely done piece!

dibujandoarte said...

yes, you've been very patient with all those windows!!! great work Nina. best wishes.

MaryO said...

I'm very impressed with your handling of those mirror-like windows! Well done, all around.

Ea Ejersbo said...

Lovely watercolour! I really like how you did the water in the fountain, and the reflections in the glass facade.
I'm sure you're right about how people would react if the buildings were threatened - most people resist any kind of change to their known neighbourhood! :)

nanke's stuff said...

You must have the patience of a saint to do all those windows! It's a wonderful painting of a great-sounding city. nancy

Florence's Art said...

Wow, such detail and so many different textures in one painting. I love how you captured it all

Felicity said...

That view looks incredibly difficult to capture and yet you've done it and made it look simple, stylish and effortless! The details could have so easily overwhelmed the whole thing.

Maree said...

My word, what a detailed painting! Very lovely and accomplished.

Linisha said...

I am spellbound!! The windows....!!

Linda T said...

Wonderful! Is that Sveavagen going off to the upper right?

Nina Johansson said...

@Linda T: Yes, it is Sveavägen. You know your way around town! :)

seesue said...

I want to let Felicity speak for me. Awesome painting! Love the reflection of the facing structure hinted in the windows of the first-of-the-five stacked buildings.

Wil said...

This is beautiful.

africantapestry said...

Oh, I recognize this...what a warm feeling! A great cityscape Nina!
ronell

Rock Kyndl said...

Beautifully done and a pleasure to study.

Dan Kent said...

Stunning!

Anita Davies said...

Fabulous detail!

Olaf said...

Nina, jag har skrivit en e-post till dig men vet inte vart jag ska skicka den. Kan du mejla en adress till mig på: copy@olafjohansson.com

Olaf

Diego Jappert said...

Exlelente drawing, very good treatment of glass in the tower.

A Brush with Color said...

beautiful! great job--I love your handling of the windows and fountain.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Wow... this is absolutely amazing. You are very talented. I am not so great with perspective drawing - you have captured it beautifully.