[by a collection of Portuguese Sketchers] On the 17th and 18th September the national Urban Sketchers Portugal gathering took place in Oporto, the second largest city in Portugal.
It is a city that keeps alive its original architecture, its inhabitants and its ancestral habits, which turns it into one of the most visited destinations in Europe today.
It is a city full of contrasts, from its modern architecture in the new areas, to the traditional architecture of the Portuguese downtown area, and maintains a constant link to the Douro river.
About fifty participants gathered from all over the country with the objective of capturing the city through sketches which will be compiled into an edition on this beautiful city.
Here are a few sketches from different authors, a small selection made among many more, which you can find on the blog of Urban Sketchers Portugal.
"On the Cais da Ribeira, in Oporto, amidst a multitude of people and a lot of movement, I made this sketch of the D. Luís bridge, made of two metallic platforms linking Oporto to Vila Nova de Gaia above the Douro river."
- Ana Crispim (Ana's sketch above)
“The Douro river, filled with history, calm and impassive to the passing of time. This whole region converges towards it and it is from here, from Oporto and its two colourful margins, with brushstrokes the colour of wine, that it will forever perpetuate the name of this city.”
- Ana Luís Frazão
- António Procópio
- Cláudia Salgueiro
- Dilar Pereira
- Eduardo Salavisa
- Fernanda Lamelas
- José Barreiros
- Luís Frasco
- Marcelo de Deus
- Mário Crispim
- Nelson Paciência
- Paula Brito
- Pedro Loureiro
- Rosário Félix
- Teresa Ruivo
See more sketches from Urban Sketchers Portugal on their blog.