Slussen, summer mode


It´s been a while, because work is always a bit crazy at the end of the school year here, and I have been swamped.  But since my summer holiday finally started yesterday afternoon, and today offered fantastic weather, I decided to celebrate my first day off by going drawing at Slussen again. Made two drawings, and the one below had to be quick, because my Nordic skin can only take so much sun…


Stockholm has a winter and a summer face. Winter makes people stressed and cold, seems like everyone is hurrying to go somewhere. But in summer, everyone switches to their sunny mode. People are so relaxed now, taking it more slow, enjoying the warmth and each other. Ryssgården, the square in front of the Slussen metro station, is an ongoing social event all day when the sun is shining. Perfect place for people watching.

Top drawing: 25 x 14 cm, bottom drawing: 18 x 14 cm, Uni Pin ink pen in Moleskine Japanese album.

6 Responses to “Slussen, summer mode”

  1. Isa says:

    Quelle belle lumière dans ton premier dessin Nina ! Ravie de voir que le soleil vous réchauffe et que l’ambiance vacances est là. La décontraction estivale se voit dans ton deuxième dessin. :)

  2. Erik says:

    I like the color of the paper with your colors in the drawing, and the shadows.

    • Thanks, Erik! The moleskine paper works quite well for sunlit asphalt, doesn´t it? Otherwise I´m not too crazy about it, I like working on white paper.

  3. Spencer says:

    I love your drawings. How did you spend on these two? Another question if you have the time- what size brushes do you bring with you when you go out sketching/watercoloring?


    • Thanks Spencer!
      The top drawing took me maybe… an hour? An hour and a half? The grey shades don´t take very long to do, since the pens are really huge. And the other one was rather quick, maybe 20 minutes.
      For my watercolours, I always bring a nr 10 da Vinci travel brush, I also have a small one, don´t know what number it is, but I prefer to use as big a brush as I can when I paint. I also bring two or three filled waterbrushes, for those occasions when I don´t feel comfortable bringing out a bucket of water.

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