Tine Klein spricht mit Ian Fenelly

Tine Klein talks with Ian Fenelly

Eine Zeichnung wie Musik

A drawing like Music

This is a belingual Blog, please have the goodness to forgive me that English ist not my mother language. The English parts are written in grey color. Hugs from Zürich by Tine. 

Ich liebe Urban Sketching, einerseits, weil das schnelle Zeichnen mich gut und glücklich macht, aber es gibt noch etwas was mich viel mehr entzückt. Es sind die tollen Menschen und die wundervolle Kunst, die man entdeckt. Es hilft mir über meinen kleinen Tellerrand hinauszuschauen.

Einer dieser Funde ist Ian Fenally und Euch heute seine Kunst zu zeigen, lässt mich strahlen!

I love urban sketching because drawing all the time makes me better and happier. There is one thing which makes me more delightful, it´s to find wonderful people and wonderful art. That is worth a lot because it helps me to expand my horizon. One of this finds is Mr. Ian Fenelly and  I am happy to show his art to you!

by Ian Fenelly thanks from Tine Klein

by Ian Fenelly 

Vielleicht siehst du jetzt ja auch warum mich Ians Zeichnungen an Musik erinnern! Maybe you see now why Ians drawing are music for me?

Ian hat einen völlig unverwechselbaren rhytmischen Zeichenstil!

Ian´s style is like rythm!

Für mich sind Ian´s Zeichnungen wie Notenblätter, sie bringen mich zum Klingen. Ein Rhythmus bei dem ich mittanzen muss! Die Zeichnungen inspirieren mich für meine eigene Kunst. Ich sehe eine Zeichnung von Ian und will sofort zum Stift greifen und mitmachen!

Ian Fenelly has a unique and distinctive drawing style. His style is very dynamic and it reminds me of very good music. For me the drawings are like sheets of notes. It inspires me to make my own music but I want to dance with it. I see one of Ians drawings and I want to draw directly myself!

Ians Zeichnungen sehen so leicht und gleichzeitig perfekt aus. Ian sagt allerdings etwas ganz anderes über sich selbst:

Ians artworks look so easy and perfect, you have the feeling that everything is done with a lot of easiness. But Ian tells a complete different story:

Es ist ein spannender Kampf – It is an exciting battle!

Ian : When I paint, the subject is just the starting point; it’s the battle on the paper that’s really exciting. Colours, shapes, lines and patterns are all jockeying for position, while the water flows within the textured grooves of the heavy Fabriano paper. This is what’s really exciting. The image will inevitably come through, sometimes in spite of my efforts, because it’s painting itself that really inspires me.

Ian beschreibt seine Arbeit als spannenden Kampf aus Farben, Umrisse, Linien und Mustern, alles muss seinen Platz finden.

Na, der Kampf hat sich auf jedenfalls gelohnt –and this Battle has really paid off. 

Muster, Farben und Texturen

Colors, Pattern and Textures

by Ian Fenelly thanks from Tine Klein


Die Muster, Farben, Texturen Linie sind wirklich unglaublich. Achtet mal links auf die Backsteine. All das mischt sich etwas Spannenden und Frischem, deshalb sehen Ians Zeichnungen so ungewöhnlich aus. All this patterns, colures, lines and ornamants mix to something new!

Spass – Happiness

Spaß hab ich übrigens sehr oft, wenn ich Ians Zeichnungen anschaue, die Wölkchen hängen doch wie Wäsche auf der Leine, deshalb muss ich grinsen: I still can’t help grinning, seeing little clouds hanging like laundry on the line. 

by Ian Fenelly thanks from Tine Klein

by Ian Fenelly Old Dee bridge

Ians Zeichnungen haben wirklich was von Musik, was denkst Du?  Wölkchen und Brückenbögen schlagen den Tackt. I can´t help, it reminds me off music. The little clouds give the beat.

Spielerische Elemente –Playful Elements

Mir fällt jedes Mal auf, wie abwechslungsreich die Zeichnungen von Ian Fennelly sind. Gekritzelte Wellen verbinden sich harmonisch mit den schönen Mustern des Gesteins und werden auch noch durch einen farbigen Akzent im goldenen Schnitt so richtig aufgepeppt. I really like the variety of drawing challenges Ians shows, the doodles of the waves, the the pattern and the textures of the pavement and last but not least the colorful accent.

by Ian Fenelly thanks from Tine Klein

by Ian Fenelly Albert Dock

Zauberhafte Ornamente -enchanting Ornaments

Überhauptsind diese hübschen Muster und Elemente Klasse, gerade weil die Ornamente so liebevoll gezeichnet sind, das inspiriert mich enorm! I love this sweet patterns! This lovingly drawn ornamets are so beuatiful, it inspires me!

by Ian Fenelly thanks from Tine Klein

by Ian Fenelly Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Die ausdrucksstarken Karomuster finde ich toll, nicht nur weil sie dekorativ sind, sondern auch weil sie die Bilder so plastisch und räumlich machen.

I also like the square patterns, they give depth and perspective as illusion. 

Ian Fennellys Kunst is aus keinen Fall langweilig!  – Cerntainly not! boring

Auf jeden Fall kann ich versprechen mit Ian Fennelly´s Zeichnungen wird es nicht langweilig!

by Ian Fenelly thanks from Tine Klein

by Ian Fenelly Mathew Street

Denn Ian erzählt Geschichten mit seinem Stift! Ian is telling stories with the pen.

Hier noch ein kleiner Tipp  von Ian Fenelly:

Ian sends us a special tipp:

I’m drawn to the urban environment, where people interact with the busy spaces that surround them. I try and draw people without actually putting them in – partly because they never keep still. I love location drawing as it enables me to record the experience of being in a busy space. I generally begin with a watercolour wash to break up the space in front of me. This establishes the broad shapes of my composition and also creates tonal depth. Then I work on top of this with brush pens and fine liners – adding the texture and detail to the subject that surrounds me. Eventually, if I am lucky, it will be complete. In between all this I’m constantly jumping around, bouncing up and down, nipping to the toilet or buying a coffee and cake. It’s the process, the involvement in creating an image, the human element, that matters.

Vielen lieben Dank an Ian Fenelly! Auf jeden Fall möchte ich mal alle motivieren: „Zusammen zeichnen ist toll.“  Einen Blick nach links und rechts zu werfen, kann manchmal ganze Welten öffnen. Himmel, warum bin ich da nicht selbst drauf gekommen? Na, weil jeder Input braucht!

A very big thanks goes out to Ian. I want to motivate you all to draw together, we all need input and is like a universe opens when we look at us.

Viele Liebe Grüße ins Wochende


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Find Ians wonderful art here:



Merry X-mas and a happy New Year

I have an unusual christmas present for you, it is a view

See through the glasses of lots of wonderful artists….Thank you so much for this wonderful experience!

Most people think that an eye is just an eye but the eye is our window to the brain. The human brain is the most complex arrangement of matter in the known universe and it is the only part of the brain you could see.

To share an artwork is much more than to share a small drawing, it is the only way to share a vision to see through the eyes and with the brain of another person. An artwork is the only way to share an inner vision and therefore drawing brings you together in a wonderful way .

My Name is Tine Klein and this is my Christmas gift for you, I collected wonderful views of amazing creative people.

Seeing 500 people drawing was amazing and impressive. The sketchers are a community founded by the power and the joy of collective creativity.

By all communalities and similarities between the artists the reason what makes art exciting and thrilling are the differences between us!

We do the same, we love the same and we create something totally unique!

A view says more than thousands of words…..

A view is something spectacular. Science knows today that eyes are not only eyes, eyes are a part of the brain and so we share with every drawing secret parts of our personality.


That makes me happy, I learn so much while I am looking through the eyes of different people.

Seeing them sketching the same subject makes it very clear that there are thousands of wonderful ways to see the world.

Lots of sketchers feel unsure about their own art, about what is right and what is wrong?

But to tell the truth there is no safe side in art.

Look through the glasses of some fascinating creative personalities from all countries, this helps greatly to understand that art is free.

I hope that you can see clearly that the world is a big and colorful place and you have countless possibilities.

Please see the artworks in a special way, use the opportunity to see a situation from another’s point of view. See there are thousands of wonderful ways to do sketch it.

See how wonderful different the view of people is. Please look without criticism. Do not judge like this one is better like that one. All this sketches are step stones on the same way of art.

Art and sketching is a way, you start and you never stop to learn. Everyone stands just on another point of view.

It is like a living and growing tree with lots of branches and ramifications in all directions.

Your point of view is a treasure…we need your view.

Sketch and feel free! Nothing is predetermined

Lynne Chapmann

Lynne Chapman Palace Hotel Manchester

This is Lynn’s amazing work: She wrote „Stayed overnight in Manchester. The sun was so lovely I had to grab this quick painting of the hotel, before starting work this morning.“


A view depends on your mind

What have <i learned? It was raining and cold….let the sun shine into your soul….

I was so overwhelmed by my first symposium that I passed the hotel 3 times until I realized that there is an amazing view.

Krystyna Prus Szczepanowski Dislich

Krystyna Prus Szczepanowski Dislich palace hotel Manchester: Blog.Herz-der-Kunst.ch

Krystyna wrote: „One of the last sketches I made in Manchester: the iconic Palace hotel. I feel that I’ve learned so much from all of you!“

Find Krystinas Art here:  www.facebook.com/krystynaszczepanowskiwatercolours

I feel the same: Seeing through different eyes helps me to find my way. We are all fascinated by the same things but what we actually really see is largely determined by our special personality.


A bit of overstatement is fine for things we love

Rosario Félix

Rosario Félix, Palace Hotel Manchester, Bolg-Herz-der-Kunst.ch

That is great when I saw this I was open-mouthed with amazement.

Memorize: A bit exaggeration is very helpful to show the good things.

Rosario Félix http://dequemeservemosolhos.blogspot.pt/

Find your own view!

Susann Bottomley

I allways admire people who have the power to find their own view. I like the view like Sherlock Holmes. Sue Ann Bottomley ignored the obvious and had the power to find a smaller beautifull house. It stands in the background and it is hard to see.

You are the art director in your sketch find your own camera movement!


Sue Ann Bottomley: House in manchester Blog.herz-der-Kunst.ch


See more from Manchester at Sues Blog :


To do things in your own way is very important and to find the soul and the spirit of something is  very important. Watch out for the typical. We talked about the obvious. Manchester is orange, red and blue. This is not a mass psychosis, the contrast of the colors is so wonderful that you can´t ignore it:

1000 different and  dead right ways to express the same

Tine Klein Rainy Machester:

My first sketch looks like a Christmas card, the orange tower in front of the dark and stormy sky fascinated me. I was sitting cold and freezing at the pavement.


Nicola Maier Reimer

shared my feelings and she showed in a grandios manner, the feeling of bad weather.

She was drawing the same feeling in a totally different way.

What to remember: Do it in your own way, it is the right one!

This is Nicola Maier Reimers great blog: http://maier-reimer.de/category/reiseskizzen/

Suhita Shirodkar

found another great way to show English weather.

Suhita Shirodkar palace hotel manchester

Find Suhita here:


When you have time read Suhitas wonderful blog: https://sketchaway.wordpress.com/

Fill your art work with Live

James Richards

James Richards Place Hotel manchester

I love urban sketches full of life! And this is what James does, he fills places with energy!


I dare you!, Sketching people its often nothing more than a box with legs!

Suhita was drawing the Scene twice and now she shows the scene with a lot of street live.

Suhita Shirodkar palace hotel manchester

Showing people is allwas a good idea, you are afraid of drawing people?

Drawing people is much more worth than the risk of it…the little stories capture your heart!

Discovering the world


Urban Sketching is much more than drawing something, it is dicovering the word. To see the world from an different angle or perspektive helps to understand the world.

David Steedon

shows the palace hotel from the backside.

If you show different ways to view, your sketchbook never will be boring.

Palace Hotel bach side Davis Steedon

This is David Steedons Blog: theurbansketcher.blogspot.co.uk

Do it easy and relaxed and find like-minded people

Delphine Priollaud-Stoclet

I often draw very loose but do not often find others which do the same. Urban sketching together is a greet way to find like-minded.

When I see Delphine´s work my heart sings.

Palace hotel Manchester Delphine Priollaud-Stoclet

When I see Delphine´s work my heart sings:


 Find your own route

Art is the only way without rules, so please choose your own route. Pad works with her own mix of Materials and creates a wonderful skeetchbook.

Pat Southern-Pearce

Pat Southern-Pearce Palace Hotel Manchester

You can find Pat Southern-Pearce on Flicker, Facebook and Instagram

You cant by the real important things in life

We all love to buy art material but it is wonderful that you do not need a lot of money to make art. What makes urban sketching wonderful you can do it with a ball point pen or with a branch.

Kiah Kiean Chng

is drawing with branches. Is that simpel? Yes, it is simply beautyful!

It is wonderful that you can´t buy the important things in life! KK is drawing with ink and branches. The creavity of a person is priceless.

Manchester Palace Hotel: Kiah Kiean Chng

Thank you KK, working with you made me very happy:



Do it with energy

Marc Taro Holmes

Show what you like powerful! I love it to view with Marc Holmes eyes:


Jut do it!…. with enthusiasm

The best example is Daniel Nies. Daniel jumped at 7 o´clock out of the bed, ringed me out of my bed. And we made the first sketch at 7.30 in Manchester. I am terribly grumpy in the morning but enthusiasm is intoxicating. The results are great sketches:

Daniel Nies

Daniel Nies Manchester Palace Hotel

Find Daniel Nies on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielnies/albums/

the best things in life are priceless

  • the people we love
  • the places we have been
  • the Sketches and Memorys we´ve made

Merry x-mas and a happy new Year from and a lot Hugs from Switzerland


Thank you so much for reading an participating! Do you draw the same ? Please send it!

Next Blog Friday 6.January….