søndag den 28. juli 2013

Ny Kongensgade and Frederiksholms Kanal

Ny Kongensgade
Frederiksholms Kanal

Roasting in the sun.  It must be the hottest of the year.
A mini sunday sketchcrawl in the sun, in the area around the national history museum.
Todays motives where chosen for where I could sit in the shade. Of course it wasn't a bad thing that both spots had a great doorway.

tirsdag den 23. juli 2013

Krokodillegade, Nyboder

My very close friend Hans Christian, mostly known as Hubbi, had this to say about my sketch, or perhaps rather on the area where it was drawn:

As always you have picked an interesting motive.

Firstly, it is of course an interesting historical building in an interesting part of Copenhagen. The easily recognicable yellow walls signifies that we are in the older section of Nyboder, where the houses with the yellow walls were originally built for the sailors of the Royal Danish Fleet. Most of the houses have since been changed for myriads of reasons over the years, but the yellow walls remain. Originally the houses were split into sections that would have looked a bit cramped to us, but were fairly spaceous for their time.

One peculiar thing is that there were no stairs between the floors. The inhabitants made do with a rope hanging through a hole. - They were sailors and needed to keep their climbing skills honed when on land and this was seemingly the easiest way. - I imagine it also took up less space than stairs or even a ladder and probably saved on building costs as well.

Its a little piece of left over history in an otherwise busy Copenhagen, though I fear that no ropes or holes are left, as the modern Danes are sadly all weaklings that dislike climbing a rope to get to the second floor.

lørdag den 20. juli 2013

Treeleborg Vikings

Spend a day at the Viking Museum at Trelleborg with some very good friends. They are part of a one week viking festival, where they dress up as vikings, eat, sleep and fight as vikings.
A great day with show fights, good food, fantastic beer ( from Esbjerg Micro Brewery) and great company - and time for a quick sketch in the roasting sun

mandag den 15. juli 2013

40th World Wide SketchCrawl

Teaterkroen, Nyborg

I messed up my summer holiday plans this year. Missing the 40th World Wide SketchCrawl, Tour de France, but most importantly this years Copenhagen JazzFestival. Instead I got a great holiday with my family - in fact, I didn't miss a thing. 

As I was cycling around Funen, My bid for this years International SketchCrawl is from Nyborg. I am not sure what the building is used for, but it is truely magnificent, and very very big, so I decided to sketch what I thing is the entrance.

Summer Holiday


 My dads pirate ship
 Our friends house in Svendborg
 Our friends house in Svendborg

We spend a week of our summer holiday on our bicycles, driving around Funen visiting friends, family and towns I have never been too. It's our first bicycle trip with our daughter, so we went by fairly easy, driving approximately 40 km a day.

Funen is truely a beautiful place and made for bicycling. The towns are small and charming, and great to sketch.

onsdag den 3. juli 2013

Rådmand Steins Allé

I have been working so much lately, that I haven't had the energy or time to go out and sketch. So this is a quick sketch of the view from our livingroom. 
Some people might hate the view, but we really love it. Pretty much after every dinner ,my wife and I turn our charirs towards the windows and enjoy the view