Pre-Symposium Aufwärm-Sketch-Marathon

[Kumi Matsukawa from Tokyo] It took me 26 houres from NRT to Manchester including transit at Abu Dhabi international airport. I utirised this long houres as great experimenting opportunity so I drew whatever I felt like to capture.

Meine Reise in die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate

Eine Pauschalreise bedeutet, dass Sie mit einer Gruppe von Menschen nach einem bestimmten Zeitplan reisen. Oft kann man viele Orte sehen und besuchen, ohne sich um zusätzliche Kosten zu kümmern... Aber man hat weniger Freizeit. Trotzdem habe ich die Gelegenheit genutzt, um zu skizzieren. Tag 1, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi ( fünf [...]


One of the pleasures of this place is to go to the barber. I always had shaved myself but in the last month I have enjoyed the pleasure to get an emirati beard cut. And now I wearting a beard for the first time. You can see a picture of me with the beard on […]

Das Restaurant am Ende des Universums

That place from the famous radio show “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” from Douglas Adams is what came to my mind when I first saw this restaurant on the top of the Jabel Hafeet Mountain in Al Ain. The building stands isolated on the observation platform; sun and wheather have done their work fadding […]

Abu Dhabi Buchmesse

The Abu Dhabi book fair got an illustrators corner this year were I made a lot of new friends (and did many portraits of them, you can see me painting on my blog) I never though about it, but bookfairs could be very good for making contacts and also for doing sketches. I did one […]


The British Council hosted the Show Kathakbox from the Sonia Sabri company. This UK based dance company mixes traditional Kathak indian dance with hip hop and contemporary dance. A conference took place too days before the show. more about the company: The group offered two shows one in Abu Dhabi and one in Dubai. […]

Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi

I went out with my friend Wasel to Abu Dhabi and we stopped to check the Yas hotel. It is a fascinating structure that stretches into the F1 circuit. (I should have done a sketch of the exterior but here is a link for my architects friends) We had a drink (non alcoholic-great fruit coctels) […]

قلعة سيجيا

The Segia Fort in Al Ain. (that is was written in the tittle, I finally found out how to write arabic with my keyboard :-)) This fort is not often visit by turist since is far away from the city. It is very small and faces the Omani Border. My brushes are full of desert […]

Al Ain Aerobatic show

As every Year the international aerobatic show took place in Al Ain. It was the first time I watch one. And I have to confess I found it extremly entertaining. I sat for a while and watched the planes flying but they were so fast for sketching, so I later sketched the planes and military […]

Deutscher Nationalfeiertag in Abu Dhabi

The German Embassy organized a party on the 23rd of November to celebrate the German National Day, that of course, is not on the 23rd. I didn’t realized that are so many germans living here. It was on the gardens of the Beach Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The party was nice and the food […]