I went to say hi to a friend at the medieval tournament in SH today. He is a member of the Company of Saynt George, a group of enthusiasts recreating the military and civil life of a Burgundian artillery unit between 1460 and 1480.
I only bought the ticket for the museum and the medieval camp, going to the turney would have more than doubled the price... which should not keep any of YOU from going there!
I sketched most of the helmets on display in the museum - even tried one on. Boy they are heavy! The knights must have had muscles in places I wouldn't even know of to support all the weight from their armor.
Then I went back to sketch my friend. Lots of children stopped and asked me questions and they were all excited about me sketching, which made me even more excited. Other members of the Company appreciated my doings as well, and I got a spot to sit on under their kitchen tent when it started to drizzle a bit.
All in all I had a great time sketching but now my brain is fried.
12 July 2014
16 June 2014
02 June 2014
I went down to the other side of the river yesterday. There were two ducks building their nest right there on the water. Every once in a while a big boat came along and created some rather big waves. The ducks seemed unfazed by this. The female was sitting on her eggs and the male duck took no break swimming to and fro with all sorts twigs and sticks in his beak.
I had to cut the sketching time short as my train was leaving soon and I needed to give myself about 20 minutes to walk back up to the station.
29 May 2014
On today's fine public holiday I took my new square watercolor block, sat by the City Nursery facing the entrance to the Forest Cemetery and splashed my watercolors happily all over the page. A few people walked by, enjoying the multitude of colorful flowers after visiting their late relatives or friends. I had hoped for sunshine but the sky was overcast, leaving me with hardly any directional shadows.
I had "Die Drei Fragezeichen" for company :-)
Guardi artistico Torchon, 300g/sqm
Winsor&Newton Artists watercolors
daVinci Travel brush
26 May 2014
21 May 2014
As I came home from another long day at work, it was so warm outside that it was absolutely fine to put on some flip flops and sit on a arm wall to sketch.
The higher temperatures however also meant that more of the stuff that makes my throat tingle and nose itch was in the air. Which meant I needed to take the allergy meds that make my hands shaky. They still are as I am typing this. It's like drinking too much coffee.
At least my brush strokes on the trees were a little more loose :-)
Noodler's bulletproof black ink
daVinci travel brush size 10
W&N Cotman tiny travel brush