With insulated pants on, and an updated warm seat (see photo below), I
went out for my first sketching session of 2014 today. It was getting
dark quickly, so I went for rather quick value drawings in ink and
pencil. Came home with the side of my right (drawing) hand all messy
with pencil dust. I still haven´t figured out how to use a pencil in my
sketchbook without getting dirty.
Last thing I heard was that
Kolingsborg, the oval building in the sketch below - a bit of a landmark
in Stockholm - is going to be demolished this January, to begin the
huge building project of a new Slussen. Don´t know how true this is,
since a lot of building projects in Stockholm tend to get delayed by
byreaucracy and politics, but I thought I´d better try to draw this
place as much as I can before the mayhem begins.
On the flag: Johannesburg sketcher Cathy Gatland sketching outside Kippies Jazz Club in Newtown.
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