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January 11, 2018

Before embarking on a nice holiday, which means a break and absence from the drawing board for a little while, I want to get an idea about “Unter den Linden” ("Under the Linden Trees").

I do this famous avenue and its many historical buildings such as the Brandenburg Ga...

January 9, 2018

Another round for the parliamentarian office buildings, Reichstag and the Chancellery. I add more detail to the buildings, do the complex road layout, take on the adjacent open green space along the river and its playful design of different levels and decide to include...

January 4, 2018

draft sketches of the government quarter with new ancillary parliament buildings, Chancellery and the Reichstag housing the parliament I also do a first test for the level of detail with Friedrichstrasse station and  a neighbouring office block.

What really gets me goin...

January 3, 2018

It’s a bit of a fiddle to get the feel for the right width of streets, alleyways and bridges to fit in lanes, sidewalks and tramlines. But attention to detail matters and it pays off to be pedantic here from the beginning.

I start with Friedrichstrasse train station as...

January 2, 2018

So, here I am starting the new year at the drawing board in my new private studio with a commission for a view of Central Berlin, the place I called home for about 10 years and which has changed a lot and evolved (as has my drawing style) since I last depicted it aroun...

January 1, 2018

Seeing the first 1500 jigsaw puzzle with my artwork being published under license by Ravensburger reminds me of our first ever licensing show in October last year.

Even though we already agreed the license for the world map before the show, taking a booth at this annual...

January 1, 2018

I am really very pleased and excited to see that the big and prestigious German publishing company for books, board games and jigsaw puzzles Ravensburger has launched its new 1500 piece puzzle with my illustrated map of the world under the title “colourful earth” in Ge...

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