Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sketchbook St. Pauli

St. Pauli is is a region in Hamburg, Germany that includes the city's red light district. This sketchbook by Wilhelm M. Busch was published in 1987, the last year of his life, but I don't know exactly when these drawings were made. In any case, Busch's masterful draughtsmanship comes through in every sketch featuring a dicey subject matter.


  1. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing as always!

    ...and welcome back as well! Sounds like you had a great time in Italy. :)

  2. Fantastic work! Such a great line, so fluid and elegant.
    Thanks for sharing and welcome back!

  3. Was he a trained painter? In some of these it looks like he's indicating edges where there would be core shadows.
    The more heavily-worked drawings remind me of Bill Plympton a bit, very cool!