"Drawing in Scotland can be cold. Apart from that, it's a great way to really get to know a city and it's people — hearing fragments of conversations and taking in how the architecture was stuck together. I almost always use a 0.4 pilot Hitec-C in a moleskine. Having lived in Osaka for 3 years where I rekindled the love for drawing and got infatuated with overpasses, Edinburgh's gothic streets are a dramatic departure."
On the flag: Johannesburg sketcher Cathy Gatland sketching outside Kippies Jazz Club in Newtown.
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1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
3. Our drawings are a record of time and place.
4. We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
6. We support each other and draw together.
7. We share our drawings online.
8. We show the world, one drawing at a time.
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