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February 15, 2019

It's nice to start the new year as a busy bee with a new commission.

So here I am, the following morning upon my return from a prolonged Christmas and New Year's break I hop on my bike to cycle over to East Greenwich for some in situ research.

A not so small furniture st...

November 17, 2018

Sometimes, or to be honest, quite often I am in the lucky position that I “need” to do things for work a lot of people do as a spare time activity or as their hobby.

This is true when it comes to my drawing and illustrating work which I really love (but that doesn’t mea...

June 20, 2018

It’s done! Berlin looking South is completed and also ready for our licensee’s 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle production.

It took roughly about 3.5 months (without the breaks) and a bit of work to get from this...

to that... :-) .

Up for the next challenge. 

June 20, 2018

The good, old mac in the shop behaved well, all the elements are coloured and ready to be placed. After a little break (which brought me also to the beautiful south coast around Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters) I am ready to complete Berlin Looking South. 

The coloure...

June 20, 2018

Hurray! All the painting work of the image itself is done! What’s left is the colourful life: people, cars, trains, boats and a few things for the sky. I will use the bank holiday weekend in the shop to work on car traffic, a smaller job and lighter file the good, old...

June 20, 2018

Now that all the hand drawn work is done, completed and scanned the project is literally off the drawing board but far from over. I will start the digital phase now which can have its owns difficulties and challenges as everyone who works with heavy files will know all...

June 20, 2018

Now I need to go to the scanning service and then print the file as my under layer for the last phase of hand drawn work (yes, it’s not completely over yet!).

I want to fill the image with life! 

Even though I had customers appreciating the completely empty, slightly sur...

June 20, 2018

Over the period of almost 2 weeks I was working my way westwards (or in drawing terms from the left to the right) on the fine liner drawing.

Luckily I found a good and friendly professional scanning service in Islington that can scan the more than 2m long image in one p...

March 21, 2018

The day has arrived: I can roll out the big sheet of transparent paper, get the fine liner pens out, 0.5mm for most of the drawing, 0.3mm for finer details and 0.7mm for some heavier lines and dotting of trees, grass and sand. This can only mean one : I can start the f...

March 16, 2018

Back at the studio. The preliminary felt pen drawings are near enough ready and soon I can start the final fine liner pen version – yepee!

Some elements need a bit more tweaking e.g. the New Synagogue in the foreground. Everyone who knows the city would recognize it bec...

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