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 »)