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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Meet the correspondent: Rolf Schroeter > Berlin

guenes, berlin charlottenburg

"Since I can think, I was doodling, filling every blank surface with scrawls. Then sketchbooks channeled that passion a bit more.

After finishing architecture studies ten years ago, I moved to Berlin, where i work as an illustrator now. We got children, and there was not much time for sketching anymore.

Kids got older and I discovered Urban Sketchers. Maybe it was not lack of time, but lack of influence, that had constricted my sketching? Now I draw more than ever. Since I reactivated my sketching, my relation to Berlin intensified and I got somehow involved in the city.

I rarely go out for the exclusive purpose to draw, but I always carry sketchbook and pen with me and use it on every occasion. Most of my sketches are done in short breaks into my common everyday-movements. I choose topic, view etc. spontaneously and try to let a place flow with as few resistance as possible on the sheet, trying, to get "disturbing me" out of the way. I like this state of concentrated "self-unawareness." Hopefully occasionally something of "common interest" emerges from that practice…"

• Rolf's sketches on flickr.
• Rolf's blog.
• Rolf's website.

19 comments:

gabi campanario said...

welcome Rolf!

matthew_c said...

Welcome Rolf. Im a big fan of your sketching, looking forward to your posts!

josu maroto said...

hi rolf
i have your same filing
i studied architecture too, but drawing is what i like
when im drawing i fell as im in a meditation state
pleased to see your work

TheArtistOnTheRoad said...

I admire the looseness and freedom of your line work. Excellent!

Luis Ruiz said...

Willkommen, Rolf! What a pleasure to find you on urban sketchers!

kumi matsukawa said...

Welcome Rolf! It is lovely to see your Berlin sketches here. I look forward to seeing a lot of your post.

szaza said...

Welcome, Rolf!
I've been a fan of yours for a while. I look forward to seeing your sketches!

lapin said...

it will be great to see berlin through your eyes, you are very welcome!

Isabel said...

welcome Rolf looking forward to see Berlin through your eyes

marina said...

Hey, Rolf! Happy that you join US! I always love your drawings, have fun!

Veronica Lawlor said...

Welcome to UsK! Wonderful work, looking forward to see your posts.

TIA said...

Welcome, love the line work in these sketches.

petescully.com said...

welcome Rolf, your work is great! I love that line about "maybe it was not lack of time, but lack of influence", really resonates with me, I feel the same way. I always drew but started drawing like crazy after seeing others online, even though by that point I had less time than ever. Also like the bit about your relation to Berlin, and that really shows in your work. Berlin's such a great city. Looking forward to all your posts!

Laureline said...

Rolf, welcome! As you know, I've admired your work for a while now. At one point, I thought I should just Favorite your entire output and be done with it ;D.
I'm so glad to see you here where you belong.

Caroline said...

So good to see you here, Rolf, having admired your drawings for a long time!

rolf schroeter said...

i thank you very much for this warm wellcome! i feel really pleased and flattered, to be among you.

NORBERTO DORANTES arquitecto said...

Welcome and congratulations for your work, I love the expresive lines in your sketchs.
A big hug from Buenos Aires

omar said...

Willkommen!!! ich habe immer deine Arbeit genossen!

PiaLoTTo said...

Döner macht schöner;D

 
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