Below you can see a record of the "Let's Draw..." events in 2015 - plus photos of people who participated and sketches.
In January, we got organised and drew up a schedule of places for every month in 2015 - starting in February. This helped enormously with making things happen. As a result - numbers attending the skethcrawls increased significantly over the year, both in terms of overall numbers and regular attenders.
7th February 2015: British Museum
|London Urban Sketchers draw the British Museum in February 2015|
sitting on the steps in the great Court
- Let's Draw the British Museum - Saturday 7th February 2015
- British Museum - The Court and Africa
- Drawing at the British Museum
|Ramases at the British Museum by Shih Jih Ren|
|sketches at the end of the day|
7th March 2015 - South Kensington and the Victoria and Albert Museum
We had a brilliant sunny day for the next sketchcrawl - and there was as much sketching of South Ken cafe culture as there was of the museum and objects within it.
|South Kensington by James Hobbs|
|Sunny Afternoon at the V&A|
25th April 2015 - St Paul's Cathedral to the Thames
We had a marvellous time in April with many people discovering the roof terrace views from One New Change for the very first time
|A whole new perspective on the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral|
As a result, we had an awful lot of sketches of and around St Paul's Cathedral submitted for the exhibition later in 2015.
This was the sketchcrawl that we began to realise that the group was attracting a lot of sketchers from around the UK as well as people from the south east.
Read more about it in St Paul's and the Thames - we've got to do it again! and see a lot more pics of the day and sketches done.
|Sketchers on the roof terrace of One New Change|
16th May 2015 - Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
|Click to see a very big version of this pic of everybody outside the Palm House at Kew Gardens|
which became our banner for a while
- Let's Draw Kew Gardens - Saturday 16th May 2015
- Palm Houses and Pagodas on a sunny sketching day at Kew Gardens
|Lots of perspectives on Pagodas!|
13th June 2015 - Hampstead
In June we went to Hampstead - and the weather was grey and gloomy and a lot of appreciated the hot soup in the cafe at lunchtime!
|The end of the day in Hampstead|
Some of us paid a visit to Cass Arts on the way home. Nothing better than a sketchcrawl and a trip to the art shop!
11th July 2015 - Day Trip to Oxford
In July we had a day out of London and went to Oxford
16th August 2015 - The Mall and Horseguards
In August we had a late change of date because of the 70th commemoration on the previous day celebration of the end of World War Two in Japan.
The big bonus was we has a very pleasant sunny day and also got to sit in the middle of The Mall to sketch - because it was closed to traffic!
|Everybody sat down on The Mall was with London Urban Sketchers!|
- Let's Draw - Trafalgar Square, The Mall & St James Park - Saturday 15th August 2015
- URGENT UPDATE: Sketchcrawl now switched to Sunday 16th August
- August 2015 Sketchcrawl - Notes, photos and sketches
|The end of the day in the quiet alley between the National Gallery and the Sainbury Wing|
5th September 2015 - Blackheath
Three weeks later, at Blackheath in early September, there were rather fewer people by the end of the day on what turned out to be a rather autumnal day. We saw glimpses of the sun but most of the time it was pretty grey.
|'Raffles' Blackheath by Sue Smith|
|All Saints Blackheath by Katy Evans|
October 2015 - Chelsea
In October the venue was either side of the River Thames at Chelsea Reach. There was lots to draw either side of the Albert Bridge.
|Battersea Power Station by Julie Bolus|
|The Albert Bridge by Olya Osipova|
November 2015 - Borough Market
We had two sketchcrawls in November - the normal one - to Borough Market and one for the Exhibition.
|Borough Market by Lis Watkins|
|Borough Market from Arabica - drawn on one of the menus by Christine Kaltoft|
The second sketchcrawl - which started and finished at the exhibition at Timberyard - turned out to be a bit of a wet day.
December 2015 National Gallery and Trafalgar Square
|On the stairs in the Sainsbury Wing - with the sketches - at the end of the day.|
We moved the time back by a hour so that sketching would be finishing as twilight started and the lights on the huge Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square would become more obvious
|Christmas Tree in Trafalgar square by Paulina Little|
As well as this, there has lots and lots of sketching done throughout the year by members of London Urban Sketchers and you can see these - and more sketches from the sketchcrawls in the Flickr Group Pool