The beating heart of Osdorp

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.

Self-portrait in Osdorp

Another self-portrait from Osdorp. Drawn in pencil, graphite, charcoal, brush pen, pastel and acrylic. I really got into the A3-sized Cachet books by Daler-Rowney, with this recycled, wrapping paper-coloured, paper.