Saturday 26 May 2012

Urban Sketching launch at Cass Art

While my Urbansketcher-London friends were showing their work and talking with customers at the launch of the Art of Urban Sketching at Cass Art, I managed to scribble a few sketches of the crowd.

Zhenia Vasiliev talking to the crowd, sketchbook in hand

Katherine Tyrrell, demonstrating lots of colour pencil technique
People crowded round to get a good view of sketchbooks
I thought this visitor had a very fetching beret.


Let's Draw London Map - 26 May 2012

Here's the map for the Let's Draw London Sketchcrawl TODAY!

The sketchcrawl is

Click the image below to find out more.


Thursday 24 May 2012

Reminder: Let's Draw London Sketchcrawl this Saturday

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Pete Scully has returned from his home in California - although he's in Paris for a couple of days this week.  Hence why I'm posting this reminder about the "Let's Draw London" Sketchcrawl which he is leading is on Saturday 26th May - around the Historic Temple and Fleet Street area.
Come and join us for a sketch crawl around the historic Temple and Fleet Street area of London! We will spend the day exploring and sketching, in groups or individually (as you prefer), before meeting up at the end to look at each others' sketchbooks.
 The sketchcrawl is
Here's a Google Map with all these places marked 

This is a link to the TfL map - pdf file - of planned closures on the rail/tube network this weekend

There is also a "Let's Draw London' event on Facebook

Places to sketch in the area include:


Wednesday 23 May 2012

On the river at Greenwich

I went with my sketching group, The Bankside Group to visit Greenwich and  all round the Royal Hospital and along the river to the Trafalgar Tavern. This hostelry is well worth a visit with lots of history and a great view of the Thames from their bay window.

Highlight for me was painting on the river bed ( fortunately it was low tide), it gives a completely different perspective for drawing and in the distance you can just see the newly renovated Cutty Sark.

Greenwich really is a great place for a sketcher to visit lots to do, great pubs, a lively market place, the Royal Observatory and of course the River Thames.  The Bankside Group meets monthly and try to go to some interesting places all around London.

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Launch of the Art of Urban Sketching in London

London Urban Sketchers showed their sketchbooks and talked about their favourite materials and methods at Cass Art, Islington on Saturday 19 May. They were busy all afternoon, and the book got an excellent response from shoppers!

Zhenia Vasiliev talks about urban sketching

Adebanji Alade demonstrates his approach to drawing faces

KatherineTyrrell demonstrates coloured pencil technique

James Hobbs talks about  sketching