I still can't calm down after the Lisbon Urban Sketchers Symposium. At these three days I saw more sketchers and sketchbooks than in my whole life! I'm still scanning my sketchbook and trying to find right words to describe somehow this experience. By now, I want to share a little urban story.
One of the workshops I took, "Unfinished Business" with Nina Johansson and Jose Louro, took a place at Largo Camoes - nice and calm square in Lisbon. Even more than everywhere at this city, it looked there like all the citizens have a plenty of time to drink their coffee, to chat or just to sit and relax. So I sat down at the one of the tables, got my cup of coffee and started to sketch. Next to my table was sitting an old man, with long grayish hair, big earphones, looking a bit like a hippie, listening to his disc player. He noticed me sketching and started to talk to me. After chatting for a while, I asked if I can draw him and he agreed. I was surprised that after I showed him the finished sketch, he asked from me a piece of paper and drew the drawing for me! As you can see, it's looking good! (his drawing is above the mine)
As I couldn't to take my drawing from the sketchbook, I draw another one and gave it to my new Lisbon friend!