Thursday, 29 May 2014

"Huxley's Neue Welt", "John Butler Trio"

It was great to see "The John Butler Trio" play here in Berlin a couple of weeks back. I had a ticket for sale outside the gig and a tout told me "You have no chance, they've all gone in already" touts all over the world seem to share the same positive outlook on life.  two minutes after he said this I sold the ticket and went in with a score in my back pocket.

The gig was great and there was no shortage of looks from my fellow attendees as if I had 10 heads when I took out the sketch book and attempted to draw in the dark.  

Schönhauser Alle

Still fighting with felt tip markers. The beauty of the broad tip is that it forces one to loosen up and build up from large blocks of colour. A technique which I need plenty more practice in. 

This one is from Schönhauser Alle looking onto the S-Bahn station from the retaurant  "An einem Sonntag im August". just around the corner not to be seen in this picture is the infamous curry wurst stand "Knopkes" with more than 100 year heritage of selling sausages to Berliners.  

We meet up with a good size gathering of the Urban Sketchers Berlin group for brunch buffet, (not exactly breakfast and not really lunch) last weekend here on a day in May in the high twenty degree Berlin heat. Next stop was the giant Karaokee in Mauer Park organised by a slightly mad Irish man every Sunday the sketch of which must remain under the bed forever.
On the train journey the previous day I coincidentally sat opposite an elderly gent who I had drawn before from a different angle. The drawing on the left was done in January and on the right done last week. let me know if which is your favourite