This is what will probably be the last sketch of 2013 (still a few hours left, so you never know…). It was captured yesterday, at one of Stockholm´s “non-places” – you know, those forgotten spots in the middle of bustling cities, that noone seems to care about or use much. Järnvägsparken (Railway park) near Central station is one of those spots. A few pedestrians passing from Kungsholmen to Central station, otherwise empty, full of heavy traffic overhead, and lots of concrete. I had to add the paint at home, because even if it was warm enough to draw with bare hands, the watercolours take forever to dry in low temperatures.
And this is me, drawing the place – happy as a clam about actually seeing the sun out for a change. I was captured by my friend Carina, who spent an hour or so photographing the area while I was sketching.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year in 2014, hope you get to enjoy lots of sketching and creativity ahead!
27 x 21,5 cm, UniPin ink fineliner and watercolours in Stillman & Birn alpha series sketchbook.