This is based on the shop fronts of Zaanweg, the main drag through Wormerveer. Wormerveer is this funny little place just outside Amsterdam that smells of chocolate, because of the cocoa processing plants there. Behind the shops you can see glowing signage for Febo, Kruidvat, Hema, Blokker and Dirk van den Broek.
Remembering a foggy morning in Osdorp, looking towards Reimerswaalstraat from Ma Braunpad.
You see these little cars all over Amsterdam: the Canta LX. I’ve seen them all across the Netherlands actually but Amsterdam is where I’ve seen the most. I always thought it would be a great vehicle to go sketching in. You could fill it with pens and stuff. Maybe fit it out with a little karaoke machine too. But then someone reminded me that the Canta LX is more about facilitating mobility than drawing.
Sketchbook page: The Purbeck hills of Dorset vs Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
Made-up Amsterdam scene along Prins Hendrikkade, near Centraal.
Looking over Botteskerkpark in Osdorp from my balcony on the 8th floor. I sent this one to my friend Clare in England, to try and cheer her up a little bit, as she’d been ill.