La DS Cornaline


I went to Moderna museet (the Modern museum, duh!) in Stockholm with a friend the other day, and Gabriel Orozco´s famous Citroën DS was on display. I had to give drawing it a try, of course, which was a mindboggling experience. No matter how much I tried to get the perspective and details right, I still had the feeling I was doing it all wrong… For those of you who haven´t seen this car in real life, here´s a short video on Youtube (not mine) to give you an idea: Orozco´s La DS Cornaline.

There was a no photo policy in this exhibition, but as sketchers, we had no problems with that. A guard told off every person who tried to photograph the DS, even with their phones, but we were allowed to sit as long as we wanted to sketch it. :)

16,5 x 18 cm, PITT artist pen and watercolours on Fabriano Artistico hot press watercolour paper in handbound Russell Parry sketchbook.

6 Responses to “La DS Cornaline”

  1. Bravo! This is fantastic! And yay for sketchers boldly going where cameras dare not!

    • Thanks Tina! It´s true, it is often easier to be allowed to do a sketch than photographing. Less threatening, I guess, that it is not a digital file (although easy to turn into one…) and easy to spread online?

  2. isa says:

    Bravo par ce que dessiner une voiture aussi moche, ce n’est pas facile !

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