Big Poster Anhalter Bahnhof
This poster is panoramic (540 x 198 mm / 21,3 x 7,8 inch) and represents the ruin of Anhalter train station located in the city centre of Berlin, close to Potsdamer Platz.
I drew this urban sketch on the 19th of November 2009 directly at the location in Berlin Kreuzberg.
As a technique I applied wash drawing. And artistic tools I used for this illustration are:
- my sketch book (Watercolour Paper « GS »- fine grain, Format 31,5 x 23 cm -12,40″ x 9,05″-, 280 g/m2 -140 lb-)
- my calligraphic pen (« Pilot Parallel Pen »- 2.4 mm)
- 2 paint brushes (fine and medium)
I was sitting in a beautiful bed of daisies, in front of the ruin, at Askanischer Platz. In the background of the postcard Anhalter Bahnhof, on the right of the illustrtation, we can see the roof of the Tempodrom.
Between the two buildings there are a lot of contrasts, like often in Berlin. That’s what is interesting to me to draw in Berlin: the mixture of different styles of architecture in one place.
This illustration is also on my blog « Traversée d’Encres » (« Through The Inks »)