Centralstation Stockholm

We are a few sketchers in Stockholm trying to meet up once a month to draw together, and last Sunday it was time again. We were happy to see some new sketchers joining in, since we have been very few before.

We chose Central station (or, as we write it in Swedish, “Centralstation”) in the city centre as our playground this time. As any big train station, it´s a place full of people, drama, big and small stories, anticipation and expectations, and lots of fun stuff to draw. Nice coffee is readily available everywhere too – a must for an afteroon of sketching, of course.

Centralstation Stockholm

I tried to capture the whole central hall in my drawings, and not get too much into details (though the tiny versions of people were a lot of fun to draw). I had a lot of trouble with what to include  and what to leave out here – because honestly, there are too many things happening in this place to get it all down on paper. I can see lots of things missing and things that I managed to get totally wrong in these drawings, but everyone who has seen them so far still say that this is definitely Central station, so I´m not too worried about the mistakes. ;)

Both images: 21,5 x 14 cm, UniPin fineliner and watercolours, in Stillman & Birn alpha series sketchbook.

16 Responses to “Centralstation”

  1. Monika says:

    So nice to see how lovely that first sketch turn out and the little people in the second are fun to look at too!

  2. Jan Erik Moström says:

    Snygga teckningar, tycker du har fångat centralen på ett bra sätt

  3. isa says:

    Bravo pour l’ambiance et comme toujours tes perspectives ! Tu as trouvé le juste équilibre avec les détails et ne te fais pas de souci, personne n’ira vérifier :)

  4. Adeline says:

    Ce que l’on doit inclure dans le croquis et ce que l’on doit laisser de côté… c’est une question qui me tracasse quand je suis face à un paysage et que j’essaie de réfléchir à comment je pourrais le dessiner. Par quelles lignes je commencerais, comment je cadrerais l’image… et malheureusement c’est aussi pour ça que le croquis n’est qu’une envie chez moi. Très forte mais je n’arrive pas à passer à l’action!
    J’aime les gares, de magnifiques lieux de vie et d’histoires/Histoire! Tes croquis sont très beaux!

    • Merci Adeline! Je sais, c´est vraiment difficile a décider, choisir le contenu d´un dessin. Mais j´essaye de ne pas penser trop, je commence a dessiner, et apres quelques minutes, je découvre qu´il y a quelques choses que je ne peut pas includer dans le dessin, parce que il y a trop d´autres choses là, où ils vont faire trop de lignes où trop de “trouble” dans ma composition.
      Je ne sais jamais si j´ai fait la vraie décision avant que le dessin est prêt.

  5. Sharon says:

    These are lovely sketches — and Centralstation looks like a fun place to be!

  6. Rob Weaver says:

    Excellent renditions.

    I love railway stations and trains. Much calmer places than airports.

  7. How did you get that gorgeous dog to sit for you?? These are amazing!

  8. Erik says:

    Wow. Fantastic.

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