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February 22, 2013

Slussen again

Slussen, Stockholm, Feb 2013 
I started a Moleskine Japanese album today. I never liked these accordion-folded sketchbooks, and I don´t love the Moleskine paper either, but for working in and around Slussen with ink pens and PITT brush pens (which has the graceful property of not creeping through paper) it should be ok. I thought it would be cool to collect these drawings in a book that can be spread out and shown as a whole. An experiment. We´ll see how it goes.

9 comments :

matthew_c said...

Wow, beautiful drawing!
The pitt pens really capture the look and feeling of concrete.

Patrick Barr said...

Very nice drawing. Crescent makes a series of pen sketchbooks call Rendr, I cannot recommend these enough. I have yet to find a pen that bleeds through (Copics, Pitt, Sharpie! - black several layers). They have both spiral bound and stitched (like the Moleskins).

INMA SERRANO said...

love how you have captured the light and shadows here. Really beautiful...

javier herguedas said...

wow, atmosphere very nice

javier herguedas said...

wow, atmosphere very nice

javier herguedas said...

wow, atmosphere very nice

Shari Blaukopf said...

Amazing Nina. Although looking at this makes me think about your point of view. You are standing in the cold, in a tunnel, probably in the path of an oncoming car. Or so it seems like. Love the bit of light on the distant windows.

Nina Johansson said...

Thanks for your comments, folks!
Thank you Patrick for mentioning the Rendr sketchbooks, I had not heard of those. For design markers I use marker paper, and the PITT pens don´t go through the paper anyway, but it would be nice with a sketchbook already bound with paper that´s good for markers.
Shari:
It look worse than it actually was here. I had a foldable stool with me, placed just outside the other end of the tunnel, on the safe side of a little fence just like the one you see in the picture. So I´m good. Just a little cold. :)

3eCheval said...

I absolutely love the point of vue. And how the overpass frames the scene and the 'point de fuite'. This sketch has this unique quality which I don't quite know how to call it : when you actually recognize something you know - I know this light, this type of place, and the sketch delivers it in a very sensory way. Hard to explain. Great great sketch.
PS Glad to hear you didn't actually put your life at risk to capture the scene. ;-)