Big Poster Gleimstrasse/ Gleimtunnel
This poster is panoramic (560 x 200 mm / 22,05 x 7,87 inch) and represents the crossroad between the road « Gleimstrasse », the « Gleimtunnel ».
I drew this urban sketch on the 11th of April 2018 directly at the location in Berlin- Prenzlauer Berg.
I was sitting in the sun, behind the « Mauerpark ». Front of me there is some cherry trees along the parc « Mauergarten », where some new buildings are build.
As a technique I applied wash (ink + water) drawing. And artistic tools I used for this illustration are:
- my little black panoramic sketchbook that I began in 2015 (Format 23 x 15,5 cm – 9″ x 6″-, ca. 100 g/m2 – 342 lb.in2-)
- my calligraphic pen (« Pilot Parallel Pen »- 2.4 mm)
- fineliner Staedtler® pigment liner 0.1 and 0.05 mm
- 2 paint brushes (fine and medium)
- colored pencils
The 🌸 Cherry blossom in spring time! These cherrytrees (symbol of Peace in Japan) are although planted after the cold war on the border of the Berlin Wall. This in order to remember the history and to evoke the importance of the peace. on the left, you can see the « Gleimtunnel ». It was exactly a checkpoint between West- and East-Berlin. Now is only the boarder between two disctricts: Wedding and Prenzlauer Berg.
This illustration is also on my portfolio Urban Sketches.