Poster Flakturm Humboldthain – Berlin
represents the flak tower of the bunker from the park Humboldthain. These former Nazi anti-aircraft towers offer a singular view of the north of Berlin (Berlin-Wedding, Pankow).
As a technique I applied wash drawing. And the artistic tools that I used for this illustration are:
- my red Moleskine® sketchbook (Soft Paper, Format 21 x 13 cm – 8 ¼“ x 5″-, 165 g/m2 – 564 lb.in2-)
- my calligraphic pen („Pilot Parallel Pen“- 2.4 mm)
- fineliner Staedtler® pigment liner 0.1
- fineliner Faber-Castell® PITT artist pen black 199***
- 2 paint brushes (fine and medium) and water
- dry pastels
I was sitting on a step from this roof terrace. Snow was everywhere and it was very cold, so I drew quickly (during 45 minutes). This park is located near the train station S-Bahn Gesundbrunnen , between the Ring-Bahn and the road Brunnenstr. On the background, you can see the north-east suburb of Berlin : Pankow-Weissense.
This bunker was bombed during the 2nd world war. That’s why now there are only 2 tours. On the right side on the image, there is a sculpture as monument to German reunification of the artist Arnold Schatz (1967).You can visit inside the bunker with Berliner Unterwelt.
This illustration is also on my blog „Traversée d’Encres“ („Through The Inks“)