Monday, 30 December 2013

RTL Camera man

RTL visited the School I work in in early December to do some filming, to this day I unfortunately have no idea what show this was on, it was great though the kids were very relaxed and answered all the Questions of the Interveiwer very competently and with confidence (naturally some of the anwsers were "na ja ich weiss es nicht" but as one of their teachers I was very proud of them. About half an hour in the camera guy was just about covered in sweat from carrying the 30lb peice of equipment on his shoulder while running between school tables a great opportunity to sketch but I may never know the show in which I appear at the back of the room smiling at the kids and drawing
Happy new Year all 

A further look at travelling habits

The regional bahn ... still the best opportunity to get plenty of sketching done 
also like the striking dyed red hair

noch ein paar schlafenden Arbeiter

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

One last final check and We´re set to go 
Merry Christmas 

Monday, 16 December 2013

Last Saturday I managed to catch only the Questions and Answers section of Rafa Alvarez´s talk "illustrating with ipad" in the new Apple Store Berlin
due to christmas preparation panic. I found it very interseting none the less 
and was happy to get the opportunity to leaf through his great sketch book 
and do a sketch of my own.

Letzten Samstag habe ich nur die Fragen und Antworte teil von 
Rafa Alvarez Rede "illustrating with ipad" in der neu Apple Store Berlin geschafft zu sehen, 
wegen ein Verspätung von Weihnachts Vorbereitung, ich hab mich trotzdem gefreut, sein tolle 
skizzen buch zu sehen und auch der Möglichkeit zu haben selbst einer zu machen.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

kollegen, colleagues

Holiday                                                                                   Romina

collection sleeping workers on the train

Recently sketched sleeping workers and people on the train mostly on the 6.30am
Neulich skizziert schlafenden Arbeiter in denZug, meistens auf 7.30

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Irish Girl Guides

Hi all, I`ve done some illustration which appears in the the link below it was recorded and entered into Irelands "better together" competion by a friend of mine Kathrine Ryan on behalf of The Irish Girl Guides. They have  been helping young women grow in confidence in Ireland for over 100 years (established in 1911) what i would love for you to do is please follow the link and vote for the 2 minute entry to the support the work the Irish girl guides, they and I would be very grateful, Thanks.

here is the process from rough pencils to inked work to finished watercolour on 110grm paper 

and the some of the original finished peices for the clip
Lady birds 


Saturday, 7 September 2013

Justus Delbrück Haus Jamlitz

Justus Delbrück Haus in Jamlitz is a recently renovated train station located 29km from the polish border. It served as a public train station until 1958 replete with guest house and pub. after this time it was used by the central committee of the DDR to transport goods and soldiers to the nearby military training grounds until finally being decommissioned in 1998.
 During the time of national socialism the train station and surrounding area served as an internment/work camp, a satellite to the larger Sachsenhausen concentration camp. It is said to be a site of mass murder from this time. Justus Delbrück himself was a Berlin lawyer who opposed the National socialist and died in Jamlitz camp in October 1945.
Since 2008 the Station has been in the possession of the Berlin youth agency Karuna eg who have brought new life and purpose to what had become an over grown ruin. the building now functions as a youth camp or respite centre. the debate between the "Brandenburg Memorials Foundation" and Karuna eg over the appropriateness of such a location being used for such a purpose continues.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Broiler auf´m Dach

One of the many reasons I like Germany, because this is not unusual here.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Flying to Ireland after waiting for a Chinese meal

On the Ryan air flight i had the privilige of leafing through
Nepomucks sketchpad who was sitting in the seat in front of me   

who would have thought a Chinese meal could take so long

Saturday, 3 August 2013

A look at buildings

Straight to masses was an intimidating experience, never really used markets before but had the Brilliant Eduardo Bajzek on hand to finish this one off for me thank god!!

Capturing space through form and colour with the emmensly talented Marion Rivolier was a great eye opener.

A look at Faces

Eduardo Bajzek

Monica Sid and Josu Morato
 Marina Grechanik
Lynne Chapman

Carol Gama Rocha

Thursday, 11 July 2013

market place Barcelona

Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria (off LaRambla), the market where a friend and I stopped, looked at a menu, pointed at something on it, and got a whole cooked chicken for a breakfast ten years ago!!. This was the scene of the first Urban Sketchers Symposium work shop with the great Marina Grechanik and  Ea Ejersbo, a baptisim of fire trying to catch the life in the market and a fantastic way to loosen up!  

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

first Barcelona doodle!

Passeig de Sant Joan, Barcelona first day sketch crawl, wow i'm slooooww and out of practice