More than 30 sketchers captured the sights in and around Tacoma’s Museum District.
Urban Sketching in the News
The BBC invited 20 artists to provide their interpretation of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant from the Millennium Bridge in London. The poor weather forced many to adapt and even abandon their work halfway through, but here the BBC presents a beautiful selection of their work. Florian Alexander Schmidt, a student at The Royal College of Art, chose to draw faces from the crowd and many of his fellow artists (at left).
"Sense of Place" is a new feature in the Press Democrat. Every other Sunday, Richard Sheppard’s sketches - along with a brief story - are now being featured in the "Towns" section of this Sonoma County California newspaper (at right). The column will be published online and in the print edition. You can view Richard's inaugural column here.
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.
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