This year the Urban Sketchers Symposium was hosted by the city of Manchester, England.
The Sinclair's Oyster Bar (above) was the headquarter of the French and Belgium sketchers.
|The Fred Aldous art supplies store in the Northern Quarter|
A whole week discovering the post-industrial city of North-West England so famous for its football clubs.
|Under the arches of Oxford Road railway station|
Even though the symposium lasted just three days, most of the sketchers had started sketching since the previous weekend. I had the pleasure to live in the Northern Quarter that is supposed to be the artists' area.
|At the corner of All Saints Park|
But one week is not enough to depict all the facets of this amazing city.
|Drink and Draw|
Nearly 500 people attended the workshops, activities, lectures and demos.
|On Portland Street|
And I had the honor to feature among the faculty as a demo presenter showing my special and exclusive use of Neocolor II watersoluble crayons.
|Post symposium sketch from the emergency stairs of the hostel|
This was an intense time of sharing and meeting, sketching, walking, visiting, talking, drinking…
|Manchester Airport Bus Station|
Vincent Desplanche is an illustrator based in Rabastens, France. Visit Vincent's Flickr stream or his blog for more sketches.