Mercedes 306 D on a grey day


What better way to spend a day off, than to take the bicycle out to a spotted unusual car and sketch it? This Mercedes 306 D has clearly been fixed up with a grill from another Mercedes model, which contributes to a very unique look.

The weather could be more glorious in Stockholm at the moment, it is a bit grey and wet. But at least it wasn´t raining today.


In the photo is my tiny new folding stool (with my stealth wool drawing gloves on the seat). My last stool broke down in Barcelona in July, had to leave it in a garbage bin, it was beyond repair. I found this one on, and so far I´m happy with it. It is RIDICULOUSLY small, but it works for me. I want to sit close to the ground, so I can have my paints and other stuff right beside me and not have to bend down to reach for them. As long as I don´t have to sit on the ground, I´m good.

27 x 21,5 cm, UniPin ink fineliner and Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Magic pencils on Stillman & Birn Alpha series sketchbook spread.

8 Responses to “Mercedes 306 D on a grey day”

  1. isa says:

    Sympa cette vieille Mercedes, mais tu ne te facilites pas les choses avec ces perspectives … bravo aussi pour le sigle en haut à gauche !

  2. Joel Barnes says:

    Hello Nina,
    Wonderful drawing as always. And thanks for photo. It is always nice to see what the artist sees.

  3. Shiho says:

    Great eye to note that this is a custom car, Nina! Very nice sketch, and Magic pencils are working out very well. What is the name of the stool you’re using? I’m looking for lighter and smaller sitting solution!

  4. Silvia Simeonova says:

    You are an inspiration! :) As in – I went and bought aquarelle pencils (easier to carry than actual water colours) and sat dow to draw stuff, with a hope that one day I may achieve something similar. The ease of your drawings, the lovely colours and the general mood they exude makes me go back to the time when I was a child and lost myself in a book with so wonderful illustrations, that the story became secondary – I could create my own stories imagining I am in the world on the page there… Your drawings are magical. :)

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