Urban Sketchers in Action
|Cathy McAuliffe sketching at Disney World while attending an Urban |
Seattle Urban Sketcher Carleen Zimmerman has had her sketch of the Montlake fill or Union Bay Natural Area published in Connie Sidle’s recent book, Fill of Joy. The author was so inspired by the Urban Sketchers manifesto that Carleen had included when she submitted the sketch that she included the USK mission statement in the book. Carleen’s sketch was also shown in Gallery North’s recent urban sketching exhibition in Edmonds, Washington.
Sketcher Cathy McAuliffe reports that she spent nine hot days in Disney World last August at a Dalvero Academy workshop taught by Veronica Lawlor and Margaret Hurst. “Such a good group of people, great instruction and unlimited number of people to draw. And always the chance that you will meet someone famous!”
Check out illustrator Josh Owen’s new website.
|James Hobbs will have a new book including works by 60|
Bill Bytheway is excited about a new sketching group starting up in Swansea, Wales. Their first sketchcrawl was in July at the Civic Centre, railway station and waterfront museum.
Hot Off the Press
James Hobbs, a London Urban Sketchers correspondent, will have a new book, Sketch Your World, released in January. According to his blog, the book “contains the work of about 60 international artists, including mine, and is due to be published in the UK and US in January. It focuses on the way a variety of artists go about drawing on location and what they do with those drawings: urban, rural, night-time, digital, people, architecture, in cafes, sketchcrawls, blogging...”
|Lapin's book, now being crowdfunded on Verkami, will be a collection |
of sketches of great old cars like this.
Thomas Thorspecken, known for his popular blog Analog Artist Digital World, has just published a new book, Urban Sketching: The Complete Guide to Techniques. It’s available now for pre-order on Amazon.com and will begin shipping March 1.
Speaking of books. . . did you know that if you register through AmazonSmile and designate Urban Sketchers as your nonprofit organization of choice, Amazon will donate a percentage of the price of certain books (such as Thomas Thorspecken’s new book) to Urban Sketchers? Yes, it’s true! Buy books by your favorite urban sketchers, and you’ll be helping USK, too!
|Penang sketcher Kiah Kiean's exhibit of twig and ink drawings at |
Penang sketcher Kiah Kiean, who dazzled Barcelona Urban Sketching Symposium participants in July with his demo of dry twig painting, has an exhibit at ChinaHouse, Art Space I and II. “Together with his travel sketches of Bangkok, Taiwan and Guangzhou, this exhibition is a showcase of eastern and western architecture or landscapes through Kiah Kiean’s ink lines.” The exhibit runs through Dec. 1.
Urban Sketchers founder Gabriel Campanario will have an exhibit at the Museum of History and Industry Dec. 21, 2013, through May 26, 2014, in Seattle. Called “Drawn to Seattle,” the retrospective show will focus on nearly five years of work from his Seattle Sketcher column in The Seattle Times, including original and enlarged reproductions of sketches and his sketchbooks. To further spread the urban sketching love, Gabi and the museum have invited other urban sketchers to display their sketchbooks and lead weekly mini-sketchcrawls to involve the general public and introduce them to the wonderful world of urban sketching.
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Hello, sketchers! Our apologies for the infrequent publication of Drawing Attention in recent months while the newsletter was in transition. A huge thank you to Lisbeth Cort, member of the Whidbey Island Sketchers, who has edited this newsletter for the past several years. The torch has been passed to Tina Koyama, a Seattle Urban Sketcher, and more regular publication will resume with this edition. Please send news items with links and images to: drawingattention at urbansketchers dot org. Happy sketching!