Urban sketchers around the world are drawing attention to the art of on-location sketching:
Luis Ruiz talked about urban sketching and the Málaga Urban Sketchers group in an interview with his hometown newspaper Diario Sur, which devoted a full page to the article.
Cathy Johnson has started a new group blog of those artists featured in her upcoming book, Artist’s Journal Workshop. "It originally came about because I interviewed everyone involved and then, of course, didn’t have room in a 144-page book for these wonderful in-depth interviews that resulted, only quotes. I couldn’t bear to waste them, so the blog idea was born," she said. The blog content will include thoughts on journal keeping, demos, videos, classes, product reviews, techniques, feedback, and much more, all relating to keeping an art journal. There are 22 co-authors at this point, including USK correspondents Nina Johansson, Lapin, Laura Frankstone and Liz Steel.
Gabi Campanario talked about the Urban Sketchers online community at a journalism conference in Valencia and during an interview and video with El País.
Pete Scully will be showing his sketchbooks and prints and doing live sketching at Armadillo Music on F St in Davis, Calif., 7-9pm (live music from 6-7) next Friday, January 14. More information at Davis Downtown dot com.
Omar Jaramillo is going to participate in the Pecha Kucha Night in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on the 19 of January showing his work and spreading the word about Urban Sketchers. The Pecha Kucha events are popular among artists and creative professionals. They consist of presentations of 20 images in 20 seconds.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Next Saturday, Jan. 22 is the 30th World Wide Sketchcrawl! Are you in?
New Zealand graphic designer and sketcher Murray Dewhurst is the latest addition to our team of correspondents. Stay tuned for his introduction.
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