Tuesday 1 June 2021

Let's draw Water - Saturday 26 June 2021

'Naked Ladies' fountain by John Swanson

An individual or small-group event with images posted online

June is a month of uncertainty for the organisation of groups, so we are planning cautiously. We are encouraging small scale self-organised meetings for another month despite the likely relaxation of COVID rules. Although we are so keen to be part of a larger sketchcrawl, we are holding off while we take in guidance about new variants.

11am - 3.30pm

Our theme for June is water. Interpret this as you will. Sit by a river and sketch the water, the boats, the bridge, the people walking by the river. Find a pond or a patch of water. Or feature something with a connection to water. Did you know that you can enter keywords in the Urban Sketchers London Facebook page and see how others have drawn water, rivers, fountains? This is how I found the images below. Try out different media and mark making and explain your location and process when you post the results.

As the weather improves we hope we don’t have an immersive experience in the rain.

Dulwich Village fountain, 1877 by Jo Dungey

Walking on Hackney Marshes by Liz McLaren 

If you need to sketch from home, consider vases of flowers, glasses of water, yourself in the bath (keep it clean).

Carnations by Satu Saastamoinen

Bathroom by Julija Svetlova

There will be a virtual ‘throwdown’ on the Urban Sketchers London Facebook page at 3.30pm on Saturday 26th June, but please share your sketches at other times during the month, if that is more convenient for you.

Use the hashtags #urbansketcherslondon #usklondonwater #urbansketchers if you are posting on social media to help us find your drawings. Send us your sketches by email so we can include them in the Our London Map.