First sketches of 2014

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With insulated pants on, and an updated warm seat (see photo below), I went out for my first sketching session of 2014 today. It was getting dark quickly, so I went for rather quick value drawings in ink and pencil. Came home with the side of my right (drawing) hand all messy with pencil dust. I still haven´t figured out how to use a pencil in my sketchbook without getting dirty.

Last thing I heard was that Kolingsborg, the oval building in the sketch below – a bit of a landmark in Stockholm – is going to be demolished this January, to begin the huge building project of a new Slussen. Don´t know how true this is, since a lot of building projects in Stockholm tend to get delayed by byreaucracy and politics, but I thought I´d better try to draw this place as much as I can before the mayhem begins.

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Lots of wool in my sketching setup right now…

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Both drawings: approx. 12 x 10 cm, Pentel Pocket brush ink pen, UniPin fineliner and pencil in Stillman & Birn alpha series sketchbook.

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