Sketchcrawl #41


We were only two participants at the 41st sketchcrawl in Stockholm this Saturday, would have been great to have more company, but me and David Meldrum had a good time anyway. The view from the top floor of Stadsmuseet (the City Museum) in Stockholm was our first stop, with Slussen beneath our feet (which suited me fine, of course), but I had severe problems finding any focus at all in this sketch, it turned out a bit messy. On the other hand, Slussen is a bit messy, so… ;)


After that, the museum café sounded like a good idea, and for once, I actually drew with pencil. A mechanical pencil at that! Wish I had had some softer leads for it, the sketch is a bit bleak. But it felt really good to do a serious perspective exercise, should probably do that a bit more often – with of without pencil.

27 x 21,5 cm, top: TWSBI Diamond 580 with Platinum Carbon ink and watercolours, bottom: Kuru Toga mechanical pencil, both on Stillman & Birn Alpha series sketchbook spread.

8 Responses to “Sketchcrawl #41”

  1. isa says:

    Chouette !
    Deux exercices totalement différents et même si je préfére ton style dans le premier, bravo pour le deuxième … quand on revient aux bases du dessin et des perspectives, des courbes et de la symétrie …

  2. Anna says:

    Great sketches as always! Önskar jag hade kunnat vara där, men det har varit en galen vecka med 4 dagars arbetsresa tillbryssel….

  3. Janine says:

    Hey, hey (as you say in Sweden),

    I recognize this very view from my recent visit to Stockholm. :)

    Unfortunately, the Stadsmuseet is one of the places we did not get to see because we ran out of time. (Just one of many reasons to come back as soon as possible). I am crazy about the Stieg Larsson books and the City Museum offers a walking tour of Sodermalm that passes by the notable places mentioned in the Millenium trilogy. I have been re-reading them since we got back to the US and I recognize the street names, Wayne’s coffee, and other places that appear in the stories as well.

    BTW, your pencil sketches are lovely, Nina. I aspire to emulate your style with graphite.


    • Hej hej, Janine! (Funny you should say that, I just recently read a little article in the paper that us Swedes like to say those little everyday words twice, like hej hej, or tack tack (thank you thank you). :)
      I haven´t done the Stieg Larsson walk, but the City Museum does offer some interesting walks in the city, so it´s probably good.
      Glad if my work inspires you! :)

  4. Hello! I just discovered the Urban Sketchers, and your wonderful blog and artwork. I wonder if one can join the Stockholm group?


    • Hi Kate! Nice to hear from you! There is no official Urban Sketchers group in Stockholm, but we do have a sketching group that try to meet the last Sunday every month (missed October though, since most of us were busy). Look us up at FB, a group called Skissa i Stockholm. :)

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