Tag Archives: Stockholm

Swedish birds

A collection of birds seen in Stockholm. First there are two sketches from the Biologiska Museet, a beautiful wooden Victorian museum full of dioramas populated by stuffed animals who’ll hold a pose for as long as you need (the first picture looks like a scene from … Continue reading

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More from the Stockholm National History Museum. Fountain pen with carbon ink, watercolour, A5

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“Necklace with beads of glass, rock crystal, silver and amber. Late Viking age. Woman’s costume from Gotland.” The beads came from many countries, evidence of the Vikings’ extensive trading network. Sketched at the very lovely Stockholm National Historical Museum (could … Continue reading

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Leaning tower

The Kaknästornet TV tower in Stockholm. Built in 1967, excellent views across the city to the West, a cafe at the top and some massive ant nests in the woods nearby. Fountain pen with carbon ink, watercolour, A4

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Every Day Matters #2 ‘Draw a lamp’. It was in a Naval hostel/hotel in Stockholm (Drottning Victorias Örlogshem Hotel) hence the nautical theme, with the shade made out of an imitation sea-chart. The uneven cross-hatching in the big shadow on the … Continue reading

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Quick sketch of a brass power indicator in the engine room of a retired ice-breaker in Stockholm, moored next to the Vassa museum. A wonderful chance to roam a ship and explore all the engineering that went into it. 1mm … Continue reading

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Tiny figure

One of the many beautiful objects in the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm. Needed the very fine water-brush and a steady hand for this one.  The sketch is about one inch tall on the page, so looks … Continue reading

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A bike in Stockholm. The unusual handlebars are designed for riders with a long left arm. Fountain pen with carbon ink, watercolour, A6

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Wood shingles and a tree next to the cafe at Skansen, the large and excellent outdoor museum in Stockholm. Fountain pen with carbon ink, A5

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