June 3, 2012

Drawing Attention: Making News Around the World

Our USK Blog Expands

Have you noticed the new pages on our blog?   USK Correspondent Cathy Johnson (Kansas City, USA) is curating two new pages we think you’ll find informative and enjoy:   Books We Like and Art Supplies We Like.   Check them out if you haven’t already and be sure to visit them often for new info.

Making News Around the World

In honor of the first anniversary of Urban Sketchers Philippines, a local television show, Art 2 Art, featured the group on the RHTV channel last month. Produced by the Manila Broadcasting Corporation, you can view Part One and Part Two on youtube. Happy anniversary Philippine sketchers.

USK board member and Urban Sketchers Texas coordinator James Richards was recently interviewed by the Turkish landscape architecture/urban design magazine Peyzaj Life (left). He discussed design, drawing, creativity, and the value of a regular discipline of urban sketching for designers. The six-page cover story featured many of Richards' sketches from around the world, including two from the 2nd International Urban Sketching Symposium in Lisbon where he was a lecturer. The full article can be seen on Richards' blog.

The Montreal Gazette ran a great feature story last week about artist and graphic design teacher Shari Blaukopf’s daily sketch blog. In the article, Shari talked about how Urban Sketchers got her started on her sketching journey!  (photo at left:  Montreal Gazette)

Revista Paula magazine in Chile just published an article (right)  about Urban Sketchers. It featured sketches by three USK Correspondents, including Wil Freeborn (Glasgow), Norberto Dorantes (Buenos Aires) and Isabel Fiadeiro (Nouackchott, Mauritania).

Have urban sketching news to share in Drawing Attention? Please send fully written items with links (and graphics, if possible) to: drawingattention at urbansketchers dot org

Until next month... happy sketching.

Lisbeth Cort, member of Whidbey Island Sketchers
drawingattention at urbansketchers dot org

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