The City of Trees

The urban sketching I enjoy most is about spending time to really get to know a place–to just observe with sketchbook in hand, watching the rhythm of a place and the people who live there.  In preparing to teach a future workshop, I’ve been spending time in the town of South Pasadena–just 6 miles from […]

berlin u trains

 u1 > kottbusser tor | u bodinstr | s station hermannstrasse | rolf schröter

ubhf görlitzer bahnhof

berlin ‘underground’ is an elevated railway in some part of its routes. i like its stations, like this one. on the base of the stairs of its only entrance, kreuzberg is boiled down on a few squaremeters underneath the rails. | rolf schröter


Quick portraits of people around town. Visit my blog Harika for more!

Nodding Off

Quick sketches of people nodding off on the Istanbul Metro. Want more? Visit my blog Harika.


click for full panorama friends had one ticket left for berlin eisbaeren – wolfsburg grizzleys and asked me, to join them – so i went and it was fun. 5:4 finally, i guess it was a good match, though i did not watch it to closely. view more berlin urban sketching

Eid in Whitechapel, London

Very happy to get around to sketching more with my favorite medium. Although I have been toying with the idea of moving to iphone drawings, I just can’t get enough of the feeling of watercolor on paper. I’ve seen some good examples on here in Vellum app, and Stef’s work of course. Let me know […]

metro love

Ah, the metro. One of the best places to draw people. I was happy to discover that you no longer need to switch trains when going from Taksim to Atatürk Oto Sanayı— it’s all a straight shot now, which serves me well. It’s much quicker, and being able to stay on the same train gives […]