One of the first things that surprised me was the sheer size of the city - and that's coming from Melbourne, which is a big city! There was something just big about their wide boulevards that stretch on and on, palaces galore, and multiple city squares.
We stayed there for 4 days and loved it. Here are some sketches and drawings from there. I was really inspired by the Northern European tradition of graphics arts and dense mark-making, and you can see it coming out more and more in these drawings.
|Wanted to do more collage, layering all these bits and pieces everywhere. Museum Island is a UNESCO world heritage site in the middle of Berlin, with at least 4 massive museums, covering many periods.|
|I really loved the streets and buildings of Berlin. They had a unique character and feel, sort of square and colourful.|
|Still trying to capture those colourful squares! This time, with collage.|
And I kept drawing with my trusty pens in my moleskine sketchbook. Here are the ones I made in Berlin.
|A drawing of one of the buildings on Museum Island.|
|Charlottenburg Palace. Waiting under an arch for the place to open, while it started raining.|
|Hautbahnhoff. The main train station, a massive modern steel structure. My last drawing in Berlin, you can see the clock points to 11AM.|