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January 8, 2014

Stolberg, Germany

I made a visit to an old town in Germany, just across the border from where I live in the Netherlands.
It's located just south of Aachen, in the steep hills of the Eiffel region.
The old part of the town is hidden in a tiny valley, and a huge medieval castle is looming over it.
The top drawing is made from the streets downtown, looking up to the castle; the other is made from the castle, overlooking the roofs of the houses.

There was also a nice Weihnachtsmarkt around the castle, with christmas lights, stalls selling homemade products, glühwein, bratwurst and carousels for the children.
I wanted to catch that as well, but by then I was too cold and cramped to draw. 

12 comments :

Zoe, ontheroad said...

Just beautiful work, and the colour is wonderful.

RobCarey said...

Yes, Fabulous work, Rene, and I too love the color.

Dailysketches said...

Not to repeat everyone else,but the compositions and line work are excellent and I,too, love the colors!

gideon sockpuppet said...

Very interesting angle of view in both sketches as well.

Jimu said...

As Above yup these are fab!

Mark Ponton said...

I like the composition, especially in the first one. Very strong composition, and just enough detail.

Olha Pryymak said...

really lovely ink and watercolour transition

Maike Bohlen said...

Adorable.!I am always and immediately hooked when it comes to negative forms.

Rene Fijten said...

Thank you all for these nice remarks. How negative space works is always a surprise to me. Often I realise how it works after I open the drawing again the next morning.

VHein said...

Really beautiful, elegant drawings, Rene!

rudi hartanto said...

sudut pandang yang bagus ....

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Virginia, Rudi!