Category Archives: berlin

drawing photography.

drawing after photography is so much fun!

P1090652_after william klein.

P1090649_after william klein.

P1090654_after harf zimmermann.

both exhibitions have just ended at c/o berlin. but the next great show is coming soon, i’m looking forward to josef koudelka!

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fernweh – heimweh.

i can’t believe it! i managed to finish my never-ending to-do-list, my bags are almost readily packed and when i wake up tomorrow, i will be going on holiday, yay!

to celebrate travelling, here are some impressions of my neighbourhood close by, my kiez in berlin-wedding.

P1090609_sprengelkiez.

P1090660_view of the tv-tower from nordufer.

P1090634_friedrich-krause-ufer aka. the “nichts”. it’s a non-place. there’s nothing to see on that side of the spree! there are just lots of functional bridges for trains & cars, the ever ongoing construction site for the s-bahn, dirt, noise, everyone here is only passing by, passing & leaving this corner as fast as possible. but there’s something magic about lingering between all those busy bridges and being a quiet observer in the middle of  these crossroads that you wouldn’t usually ever take notice of.

field trip.

P1090577anne, david & i were on a little field trip to the spacious zoo of berlin-friedrichsfelde recently. here is some proof.

P1090580-“so, where exactly do we find the penguins?” (we didn’t…)

P1090630_we arrived at the park. we saw pelicans walking around freely on the grass. we stopped and stayed right there for half an hour under the burning sun.

P1090631_aren’t they just great?! such good shapes! also the pelicans were very calm, so easy to observe for a start.

P1090639_other birds were not as easy, quickly flying around. this is my impression of a strange kind of blue dove with long hair.

P1090584_this bird was very beautiful, but too quick for the sketchbook.

P1090643_rocks’n’rhinos!

P1090602_who would’ve thought ducks can be this photogenic?

19095960_1382001641854018_1300746335_ous, in front of schloss friedrichsfelde drawing the park:

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a visit to the botanical garden.

my friend wiebke and i spent a sunday at the botanical garden in berlin recently. these are some of the things i saw there:

Gekritzel10finally a plant pretending to be some kind of flower between armies of cactei: strelitzia.

Gekritzel11just as i thought “this plant looks like an elephant’s foot”, i read its name. that’s exactly what it’s called…

Gekritzel14_hurray for quails! ❤ ❤ ❤

Gekritzel12i’m going to move in here. watch plants & quails 24/7. bye.

drawing in the dark.

sometimes i try drawing in the dark. for example in theatre plays. if you’ve seen my blog entry from a couple of weeks ago these two drawings might look familiar (from a stanislaw lem-reading at staatstheater darmstadt):

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most of the time drawings in a theatre look horrible, because it simply is too dark and you don’t see any lines. but it’s fun. plus these costumes were too good not to try (worn by the choir in “marat/sade” by peter weiß at deutsches theater berlin, directed by stefan pucher):p1080965

the same goes for these two styles from august strindberg’s “totentanz” (directed by daniel foerster, schauspiel frankfurt):

i also draw imprecisely at concerts sometimes. i didn’t see any lines while drawing the band friends of gas, the coloring was done later. friends of gas were the opening act for the robocop kraus at festsaal kreuzberg (i didn’t draw robocop though, too busy dancing):

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