It is getting colder in Stockholm, but it´s still ok to be out drawing. Today was a little windy, though, so for my little sketching session at Slussen I chose to draw under a roof.

This is Saltsjöbanan station, a train that goes eastward, towards Nacka and the sea. I kind of avoided drawing this view before, because it is so complicated, and now that I finally decided to try it, I crammed it into one portrait format page. Crazy. I should have used a whole spread. I managed to put my hand in the ink (which dries slower now, because of the lower temperature) and made a mess of the whole thing. It was fun, though. I will have to try this view again on larger paper. And I have to learn how to draw pigeons.

13,5 x 21,5 cm, Duke fude nib fountain pen with Platinum Carbon ink, and watercolours on Stillman & Birn Alpha series sketchbook page.

7 Responses to “Saltsjöbanan”

  1. Isa says:

    waouh, vue plongeante et perspective ! Pas facile tout ça, mais tu t’en sors vraiment bien. Et es pigeons sont vraiment costauds en suède ! ;)

  2. cheryl carr says:

    Hi Nina–are you totally sold on the Stillman and Birn? I keep going back to my Moleskine WC–sometimes because it is lighter to carry around.

    You really “simplified” this complex scene!

    • Hi Cheryl,
      well, I am sold on their paper (this is the Alpha series) and the binding is incredibly sturdy. I am not too crazy about the size of this one, though, I have a landscape format one waiting as soon as I finish this one.

  3. Erik says:

    I think the portrait format is great, shows the world above the heads of the people in the image.

    • When you put it that way, I lean towards agreeing with you, Erik. But I would still like to try this one again in landscape format, because there is more stuff to the sides that I would have loved to include.

  4. cheryl carr says:

    Thank you for your input on the Stillman & Birn. Your endorsement earns them another go round in my book!

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