Tuesday, 27 December 2011


Driving home in a battered old VW bus. I met Vanessa, the driver and another girl, Tracy, through an online car pooling comunity that arranges cheap lifts. Though the heating didn´t work and the interior fitting was coming apart, it was much nicer than taking the train.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


The neighbourhood´s cinema next door was demolished this summer. It was a former riding stable that was converted into a cinema in the 1950s. I used to go to sleep with the noisy chatter of people emerging from the movies at night, a very comforting sound.
Now it´s all to quiet.
The new owners of the lot want to build two large and exceedingly ugly appartment buildings. People are hoping that the investors won´t suceed with their plans and have filed a complaint with the board of works, so for now all work on the area is stalled and left in this state.

Monday, 5 September 2011

kaffee in der annabatterie

café sketching with complying companion, who was engrossed in his favourite newspaper.

Saturday, 3 September 2011


i found this sketch from february- AYM refers to the jazz band playing in the background, called angry young men. At SchonSchön bar/club, Mainz. These three were engaged in a lively discussion, and i sipped my drink and drew.

Thursday, 4 August 2011


His limbs stopped flailing and he looked at me, as if he knew i was drawing him.
Gave the drawing to his parents as a present.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011


 Drawn while at melt! festival near Dessau.

Iron and Wine 

Dozing off on Saturday afternoon, under the awning.

 Patrick Wolf

These New Puritans

Hiding from the rain and resting weary feet.



Monday, 25 July 2011


Women´s World Cup 2011, Japan upsets Germany in the quarterfinals.Wishful thinking on my part: I first jotted down Germany-Japan: 1:0.


obese cat, ridiculously named Snoopy.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Saturday, 2 July 2011

katie stelmanis

singer of the band austra, drawn while she was being interviewed for stuz magazine.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Thursday, 16 June 2011

wieder strand

evening sun hitting mombeach. i need to take life drawing classes again.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

am strand

there is a small beach by the rhine, with fine, yellow sand, nestled between trees. A strong current makes the swimming slightly dangerous. And if there´s no speedboat roaming about and no noisy teenagers listening to house music, then it´s really quite pleasant.

Monday, 6 June 2011

dreimal jonas

jonas drawn by me, fluid line after second wheat beer.

jonas drawn by eva . writing says "very feminine"

and jonas drawn by jonas himself.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

S 8

reading FAZ newspaper on the train, on the way to see an exhibition of Elizabeth Peyton´s prints.
Soaking up some culture on a saturday.
I stuck an old adress label on the pages and drew over it, my copic marker had a strange, darkening effect on it.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011


Some more illustration for the june issue of stuz, one is even on the cover!  two portraits, each depicting a different take on the (overused) term nerd. hipster nerd vs. real nerd, surrounded by favourite nerdy items.

Monday, 30 May 2011

sahra wagenknecht

Sahra Wagenknecht is a german left wing politician and a member of parliament. People call her "the sexy side of communism".
Illustration for stuz magazine, published in the june issue.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

thao mai

january sketchcrawl in frankfurt, with thao mai. this was drawn in a japanese bakery called imori, where they serve sencha tea and melon bread. It was filled with asian tourists and bankers on their weekend stroll. I´ll probably spend the next sketchcrawl in Hamburg, looking forward to some harbour sketching.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Thursday, 10 March 2011

london #2

i sat down on a bench and started drawing the tower bridge. after i while a group of students arrived, obviously on a a schooltrip, gathered around me, and their teacher told them about medieval london. All of that in german, while they obviously thought i couldn´t understand them. nice way to get some honest compliments and a free tour guide.

after getting back, i was stuck at the airport for some hours, waiting for the next bus. frankfurt hahn is a mighty unattractive place, so there was nothing to do, nothing to draw. Nothing except the gossip section in the "daily mail", here depicting "keira knightley´s mystery companion".

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

london #1

eva writes down what you can now read here, provided you understand german. while i sipped my coffee i once again tried my best to make her look older than she actually is.
and 15 minutes of sketching at the victoria & albert museum.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

einsteinturm & glashaus

small plaster models in the section "expressionistic architecture", seen and drawn in "Expressionismus"- exhibition, Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011


susan, look out the window, and look doleful! 
drawn on the train after seeing "expressionismus" exhibition in darmstadt, hence the forceful brushstrokes.

Sunday, 27 February 2011


drawn during my trip to istanbul, practicing with brushpens. drew these portraits on the tram as fast as i could, in a very small 8 cm x 8 cm sketchbook.

Saturday, 26 February 2011


drawings of istanbul in january, spent a week there with my roommate from barcelona and two more friends. we stayed in sultahmet, an old neigboorhood. our hostel roof offered great views of the sea of marmara:

ferry trip to the princes islands, drawn as we left büyükada. relaxing after an entire day spent walking, drinking sweet, black tea.

visiting topkapi palace, home to the ottoman sultans.

drinking more tea next to the sülemaniye mosque, in an outdoor café with lots of turkish flags.


and testing my moleskine in the turkish bath, though it got a little wet and the bic´s ink got more fluid in the 50 ° C warm air. noone paid me any attentione so i suppose i didn´t offend anyoone - at least noone turkish, there were only tourists in the bath. very relaxing atmosphere, i can only recommend hamam drawing...