in Meiringen this weekend



Meiringen, CH train station

January 22, 2011. Meiringen, Switzerland. The parents of one of my students very generously gave us a weekend in their guesthouse in Meiringen. The town is known for its Reichenbach Falls, the scene of the fictional character, Sherlock Holmes' death. Our kids got a half-day lift ticket and we relaxed in town. I did a little sketch of the train station here in town and filmed the process with time-lapse.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

loving this ink wash, dude! It was fun watching it take shape in the time elaps. I'm guessing you were holding the camera yourself....got to get that head band-camera holder! Love the gift God has placed in you and fun watching you take it and play with it....developing the talent instead of burying it in the ground.
Go Rob!
Rich Davis

Rob Carey said...

thanks, Rich. It was fun to make, and yeah, very goofy trying to hold a camera w/your left hand and paint w/your right... I actually tried to hold the camera under my chin- you know, you get some pretty strange looks from people walking by your car when you do that. Anyway, thanks for the note and hope your weekend's going well.

Rene Fijten said...

Great movie, and great sketch. I was wondering about the pen, looked like a fineliner, but when I use those the lines bleed (that's why I use fountainpen and noodlers ink nowadays). You have a special brand?

Rob Carey said...

Thanks, Rene- try Faber-Castell or Staedtler pens. They seem to work ok for me.

Liyin said...

It is good to watch you drawing. I am inspired! Thanks Rob.

Rob Carey said...

Cool! Thanks for telling me that.

Rene Fijten said...

I tried Faber Castell Pitt and Staedler Pigment liner, but I didn't like the feel of them. I think I'll stick with my fountainpens.

Austin Maloney said...

Wow Rob are you kidding me? You just keep getting better and better!

Rob Carey said...

Rene- to tell you the truth, I haven't settled on any particular pen. Like U2, "I still haven't found what I'm looking for" when it comes to pens. I need to just spend some time researching what's out there.

Thanks, Austin. It looks like you've got a new blog out there that I need to check out. Your art is always inspiring.