Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Das Fahrrad

Oh, and in Germany, EVERYONE rides bikes. I saw more old people (think 70s' and up) and little children (think two and up) on bicycles in our two weeks there than you'll see in two years in the United States. I used the above sketch from my Germany sketchbook as a chance to do another photoshop paint job and texture practice. I've been aware for some time now how totally awesome a good sketchbook doodle can look with a layer of texture and a splash of color, but I'm just now getting around to trying it out. Thanks Lyle for the lessons - I'm looking forward to the next one :)

Kunsthalle Wurth, Germany

While in Germany on our honeymoon, my wife and I drew constantly. One of the highlights of the trip was visiting the Tomi Ungerer exhibit in Kunsthalle Wurth. Ungerer has been a prolific artist, illustrator, and cartoonist in Germany, Canada, and the United States for many decades now and his work inspired me to draw a few other patrons of the exhibit. The one above is one of my favorite. Enjoy!