Monday, February 29, 2016

People on the way

Here is my drawing for my book people on the way.. in German: "Menschen unterwegs"... I am trying to find out a translation to Hebrew.. and asked some Israeli friends.. and ended having strong discussions about it but no know what they say: two Israelis discuss and they ended with 3 different opinions..but in the other hand every language has expressions that are difficult to translate.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Urban Furniture

My last drawing for Katrin Merle's Sketchbook with the subject: Your city your story
Urban Furniture you would find around Schlesisches Tor, Kreuzberg, Berlin. I had a lot of trouble finding something to draw, then I realized that there where many interesting things around me that are quite unique to this neighbourhood. It made me wonder what would I find in Tel Aviv if I go around?

Urban Furniture 
Do you have public waterfountains? or fire alarms in the streets?(this one does not work anymore) candy maschines? Advertising columns? or Taxi columns? (there is a phone inside, I didn't know that!) or how does your mailboxes look like?

Sunday, February 14, 2016


For Katrin Merle's sketchbook I have to tell something about my city. It could be something personal or something historical or just an anecdote about my city. I have been a little late for my drawings.. But I managed to do some this weekend, because there is the Berlinale, what a great opportunity to tell something about Berlin. So I went to Potsdamer Platz (as a Berliner you never go there, is something for tourists) and catched some reporters doing some piece with the Theater in the background.
It's Berlinale
As you see I extended a little on the top right and left bottom, but leave some space on the right top, encouraging you to interact with my drawing.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

"My favorite place" Baretto in Wrangel Kiez

Baretto is a nice cafe  in my street. People know each other here,
Watercolor on site. a watercolor for Detlef Surrey Sketchbook "my favorite place"

Saturday, February 6, 2016

A walk in the flea market - Hallentrödelmarkt Berlin Treptow • Detlef

My first sketch in Aurore´s book.
Unfortunately, January is not the most pleasant month to draw flea markets in Berlin. :-(
So I chose the covered hall of the Hallentrödelmarkt in Berlin Treptow for my sketching.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

People in Motion - Potsdamer Platz • Detlef

Berlin, Potsdamer Platz. Rush hour.

People hurrying across the huge place past the Café Caran, where I sit drawing in the warmth close to the window.

The green street lights tower in the center is a replica of Europe's first traffic lights, erected in 1924 in an attempt to control the traffic passing through.