Meet the Correspondent: Marina Grechanik > Tel-Aviv, Israel$show=/search/label/Marina%20Grechanik

"Sketching is one of my passions. I don't feel comfortable when I leave home without a sketchbook and some pens in my bag. I think that my way to put things in my memory is to draw them. And taking pictures isn't the same thing.

I live in a very dynamic surrounding — Israel is a warm country with warm weather and warm people. Of course, we have seashores, which calm us a little bit. I love to sit in a corner of some Tel-Aviv coffee shop and explore relationships: between people, their environment, between myself. All this unique local mix of cultures, languages and styles is always a great source for inspiration. You need to be fast, because, as I said, everything is very dynamic. But that's why I love it so much.

Sometimes, I look around, and I find some usual items like sugar bags or napkins. I use them in my drawings to show the atmosphere. Sometimes I draw directly on placemats."

• Marina's art on Flickr.
• Marina's website.

Meet the Correspondent: Tina Koyama > Seattle$show=/search/label/tina%20koyama

"The dictionary says that a hobby is “an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation.” Although urban sketching certainly provides both pleasure and relaxation, I don’t think of it as my hobby. I think of it more as a way of life – something that has become such a normal part of my everydayness that it shapes how I view the world.

For most of my life I had both the fear of drawing as well as the desire to draw. In 2011, inspired by Gabi Campanario’s Seattle Sketcher column, I finally decided to overcome the fear. His drawings of Seattle – my birthplace and lifelong home – were of sights that I had seen many times, yet had never truly seen. I wanted to learn to see, and therefore experience, those locations (and any new ones that I travel to) more completely. Part 8 of the Urban Sketchers Manifesto, to “show the world, one drawing at a time,” has a flip side: Sketching enables me to see my own world, one drawing at a time.

In the last four years, it is not an exaggeration to say that Urban Sketchers has changed my life. I have met and sketched with many wonderful people around the globe, either at symposiums or during other travel, because the USk network brought us together. I sketch almost weekly with my local group, sharing sketches, art supplies and friendship. Even when I stay home and enjoy sketches online, I am still a part of that rich network, learning with every sketch about other people’s lives.

In May, my husband Greg and I went to France for the first time, and I sketched the Eiffel Tower. Sketching one of the world’s most famous icons felt like a dream come true – the ultimate in urban sketching. But although I can’t resist sketching world-famous icons whenever I’m fortunate enough to see them, for me, urban sketching is much more than that.

Urban sketching is a tree with its middle chopped away to accommodate Seattle’s ubiquitous power lines. It’s about a couple of women chatting over coffee, or about workers roofing the house next door. It’s about an excavator filling a hole where a cherry tree once stood. Or the Tibetan monastery I drive by frequently that I couldn’t resist because it’s bright orange. Urban sketching is a string band performing at a local farmers’ market – or perhaps in Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Celebrating the mundane as well as the famous is what urban sketching is all about. My sketches are not necessarily about “special” moments; they are moments made special because I sketched them."

Tina has been editor of Drawing Attention since 2013 and now serves on the Urban Sketchers editorial board. See more of her sketches on her blog, on Flickr and on Instagram.

Meet the Correspondent: Pete Scully > Davis, Calif.$show=/search/label/Pete%20Scully

"I am from urban north London, but now live in urbane Davis California. I sketch, I write, sometimes do things and go places and my name is Pete.

When not Davis, I sketch Sacramento, San Francisco, London, or anywhere else I happen to be. I tend to erase people and cars from my cities, but I'm starting to get over this.

Davis: calm, old-fashioned, progressive, quirky, very very hot in the summer. I use micron and copic pens, with watercolour."

• Pete's blog.
• Pete's art on Flickr.

Meet the Correspondent: Suhita Shirodkar > San Jose, Calif.$show=/search/label/Suhita%20Shirodkar

"I was born in Mumbai (Bombay) and lived in different parts of India until I moved to San Jose, California, where I now live.

Travel inspires my art, but, traveling or not, I try to view the world around me as a traveller would; so whether I’m capturing a moment of calm on the banks of the Ganges in India, or sketching over coffee at my local coffee shop, I aim to look deeply, and with wonder, at both the everyday and the exotic, the old and the new.

I love color. My sketch kit consists of Extra Fine Sharpies (the fact that they bleed into the paper as soon as they touch it works really well for me—it forces me to work super-quick), a small set of Prismacolor pencils and a little watercolor travel set".

Meet the Correspondent: Omar Jaramillo > Berlin$show=/search/label/Omar%20Jaramillo

"I was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where I studied architecture. I moved to Kassel (Germany) in 1999 to accomplish a master degree. Although I have always drawn and paint, it was not until I started studying in the Uni-Kassel, that I started keeping a travel sketchbook. I had a teacher there who used to do a lot of sketches when he travelled on university excursions. When he retired, I helped to organize an exhibition of his sketches. He brought a huge box full of sketchbooks he had filled since he was an architecture student. I spent a whole day selecting the most interesting drawings. It was a wonderful experience that opened my eyes to a new world. In the last 10 years I have the feeling of being in a long journey. I like to discover the cities where I live, to understand why a place is the way it is and what makes it different and unique from others. Drawing is for me a way to learn to love a place, to become part of it. I like to draw architecture but I am more attracted to urban scenery, portraying how people live in the city. Since I’m a foreigner, everything that locals find normal and taken-for-granted, for me is exotic. I always carry a small watercolor travel set from Windsor and Newton and my sketchbook in my bag. I always thought that drawing was a solitary experience until I found Urban Sketchers. It was amazing to find so many people doing the same thing. It is a great place to share!" • Omar's blog. • Omar's art on flickr. • Omar's website.

Meet the Correspondent: Luis Ruiz > Malaga, Spain$show=/search/label/Luis%20Ruiz

In the News


Tigerair in-flight magazine, May-June 2016. Urban Sketchers Singapore founder TIA talks about Urban Sketchers.

Pens! Paper! Pencils!, May 20, 2016. Tina Koyama writes a guest post about Urban Sketchers.

April 2016. Urban Sketching Brasil 2016 held in Curitiba received television coverage.

April 2016. Erika Brandner was invited to sketch the Chilean “Rodeo" national championship, where she received national television coverage.

Artists & Illustrators magazine, April 2016. UK sketchers Lynne Chapman and Will Freeborn are featured.

Diario LibreMarch 23, 2016. The Dominican Republic publication features New York urban sketcher Melanie Reim and the short film about Melanie documenting a family of Dominican weavers.

March 2016. Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) USk held a Kuala Lumpur City Gallery sketchcrawl with USk Taiwan, USk Penang and USk Ipoh. Local TV news gave the event coverage.

The San Jose (USA) Mercury NewsMarch 9, 2016. The newspaper features USk instructor Suhita Shirodkar about her series of sketches of local vintage signs. 
 La CroixFeb. 12, 2016. The French newspaper published a sketch by Delphine Priollaud-Stoclet in an article about the exhibition "Le Maris en héritage" at the Musée Carnavalet in Paris.

January 2016, Marie-Judith Jean-Louis of Toronto was interviewed on a local radio program about Urban Sketchers Toronto's self-published book, Urban Sketching Disappearing Landmarks in Toronto.

La Repubblica/Napoli, Jan. 28, 2016. The Italian newspaper published one of Simo Capecchi's sketches in an article about Urban Sketchers.

The Artist magazine, January 2016 (#1024), includes an article about Urban Sketchers Birmingham and its exhibition.

MCR magazine, issue 16, published an article by Simone Ridyard about Urban Sketchers and the USk Symposium in Manchester.


The Bavarian channel BR featured USk Munich in a five-minute video program, November 2015.

Lisbon magazine (p. 45), October 2015, features an article about Urban Sketchers, including a sketch by Pedro Alves on the cover.

O Popular newspaper, Oct. 24, 2015, features Urban Sketchers Brazil.

Stilbruch, Oct. 15, 2015, published an article about USk Berlin sketching at Moab Market Hall.

Diari de Girona, October 2015, Urban Sketchers Girona featured.

Outdoor Painter, the online edition of Plein Air Magazine, features three US Urban Sketchers groups: O‘ahu, Texas and New York City.

Urban Sketchers North Portugal was featured in the newspaper when the group sketched in Gondifelos.

The New Paper, July 27, 2015. "Sketching Singapore in its Actual State," an article about the Urban Sketchers Symposium.

Via Libre, June 25, 2015. Urban Sketchers Málaga's exhibit is featured.

Modern Art Paris Pompidou Center Library's magazine, April 2015. Urban Sketchers France is featured.

Premeira Pagina, March 23, 2015. Urban Sketchers Brazil is featured.

Tri-City Herald, March 15, 2015. Urban Sketchers Tri-Cities is featured.

Kulturplatz, Swiss National Television, March 11, 2015. Urban Sketchers Switzerland is featured, including Andre Sandmann talking about and showing the USk blog.

Stuttgarter-Zeitung, March 10, 2015. Urban Sketchers Stuttgart is featured.

The Record, March 6, 2015. Kitchener-Waterloo Urban Sketchers is featured.

SUR, March 2, 2015. Urban Sketchers Malaga is featured.

Creative Bloq, Feb. 20, 2015. Article about the 2013 Urban Sketchers Symposium in Barcelona.

The Seattle Greenlaker, Feb. 26, 2015. Seattle (USA) urban sketcher Steve Reddy is featured with his sketches of local coffee shops and houses.

"'Urban Sketchers' draw San Jose," Feb. 18, 2015. Urban Sketchers Costa Rica is featured in the English-language online newspaper.

La Nacion, Feb. 22, 2015. Urban Sketchers Costa Rica is featured.

“Urban sketcher returns to share tricks of trade," The Examiner, Feb. 14, 2015. Sydney (Australia) urban sketcher Liz Steel is featured in the Launceston, Tasmania, newspaper.

Top Channel, Feb. 4, 2015. Urban Sketchers Albania is featured in a major TV program.

Teletica, Jan. 28, 2015. Urban Sketchers Costa Rica is featured on this major TV station.

"Life captured in sketch pad," St. Paul Star Tribune, Jan. 5, 2015. St. Paul (USA) sketchers Ken and Roberta Avidor talk about Urban Sketchers and their car-free, bike-commuting lifestyle.

"Tacoma’s Urban Sketchers share in a community that goes way beyond Pierce County," The News Tribune, Jan. 2, 2015. Urban Sketchers Tacoma (USA) organizers Frances Buckmaster, Rom LaVerdiere, Kate Buike and Mark Ryan are interviewed.


"Embracing the creative nexus of bikes, transit and art," MinnPost, Dec. 19, 2014. Urban sketchers Ken and Roberta Avidor are featured; Urban Sketchers Twin Cities (USA) is mentioned.

Design Arts Daily, Dec. 18, 2014. Urban Sketchers New York City (USA) is featured.

"Lydia Velarde shares her passion with fellow sketchers," 92064, November 2014. San Diego (USA) USk founder Lydia Velarde's sketches were featured. The article mentions San Diego USk.

"Don't take Sarawak's history, heritage for granted," The Borneo Post Online, Nov. 22, and "Drawing Our Heritage," Nov. 28, 2014. USk Kuching (Malaysia) and the Sarawak Heritage Society collaborated on an event to promote heritage awareness.

Cahors, Oct. 23, 2014. Urban Sketchers France was featured about the group's sketchout in Cahors. Sketcher Sylvie Bigoudene was featured in a separate article.

"Line artist connects with his past," The New Straits Times, Oct. 31, 2014. Penang (Malaysia) artist and urban sketcher Ch’ng Kiah Kiean is featured.

"Urban Sketchers at Covent Garden," Huffington Post, Oct. 9, 2014. Article about Urban Sketchers' project, City Stories, sponsored by Moleskine.

Aviso, Kunst und Wissenschaft aus Bayern (art and science from Bavaria), October 2014. An article about Urban Sketchers features Gabi Campanario, Miriam Ben Moussa and Omar Jaramillo.

"Munchen in Bildern - Urban Sketching," Isarblog, Oct. 14, 2014. An article about Urban Sketchers Munich.

"The Big Draw," AsiaOne, Oct. 12, 2014. Urban Sketchers was mentioned in an article about the growing drawing scene in Singapore.

"Comeback of the Notebook," a video produced by Euromaxx and appearing on Deutsche Welle, October 2014. Munich urban sketcher Florian Afflerbach is featured prominently.

"Using a pencil, not a lens, to capture images of war in Afghanistan," Public Radio International, Oct. 17, 2014. PRI produced a radio program and published an article about urban sketcher Richard Johnson, who is documenting the war in Afghanistan with sketches.

Art Journaling, Autumn 2014. San Diego (USA) urban sketcher Lydia Velarde wrote an article featuring sketches she made while on outings with the San Diego Urban Sketchers meetup group.

"Drawn to natural history and science through art," The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, Sept. 17, 2014. Article features urban sketcher, artist and photojournalist Bethann Merkle.

"Sketch artist drawn to WW architecture, color palette, people," Sept. 23, 2014. Urban Sketchers Seattle co-organizer Jane Wingfield is interviewed by the Walla Walla, Washington, Union Bulletin.

"Le crayon liégeois des 'urban sketchers,'" Sept. 11, 2014. A summit of urban sketchers in Liège (Belgium) received newspaper coverage in Le Soir.

Creative Bloq, Sept. 5, 2014. An article by Elizabeth Alley, Urban Sketchers Executive Board Vice President and Events Director, about the fast-growing urban sketching movement. 

Ozy, July 2014. The online publication features Veronica Lawlor's sketch reportage of 9/11 and other events.

The Oxford Mail, July 21, 2014. The online newspaper features the Urban Sketchers workshop, Pushing Your Sketching Boundaries.

Sao Paulo television, July 19, 2014. The TV program covers Urban Sketchers Sao Paulo sketching in the Mooca neighborhood.

The Oregonian, July 13, 2014. An article covers the Second Annual West Coast Urban Sketchers Sketch Crawl in Portland.

The South China Morning Post, July 7, 2014. An article talks about Urban Sketchers Hong Kong's efforts to preserve the city's heritage through sketches.

The Central Valley Buzz, July 3, 2014. Fresno sketcher Rob Carey is featured on the local television program.

The Star, July 1, 2014. The online publication features Urban Sketchers Kuching.

The Twin Cities Pioneer Press, June 27, 2014. An article covers Ken and Roberta Avidor's sketch reportage of the Mississippi River's flooding in St. Paul. 

My Red Palette blog, June 24, 2014. Tia Boon Sim is interviewed about her enthusiasm for urban sketching and its popularity in Singapore.

The Star Online, June 11, 2014. Peggy Wong is interviewed about Urban Sketchers Kuching.

DesignBreak blog, May 30, 2014. Urban Sketchers Israel participates in its first group exhibition as part of Tel Aviv Illustration Week.

Yedioth Ahronot, Israeli newspaper, May 2014. Urban Sketchers Israel participates in its first group exhibition as part of Tel Aviv Illustration Week.

Travel/art blog Wanderarti, May 7, 2014. Interview with Keith Miller about his sketching travels.

Girona television, May 15, 2014. Urban Sketchers Girona sketches Girona’s 59th Temps de flors celebration.

The New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, May 13, 2014. Interview with Richard Alomar about his sketching and New York City Urban Sketchers.

"Urban Sketchers ink Brisbane Anzac Day tributes," April 25, 2014. An article about Urban Sketchers Brisbane in the Brisbane Times interviewing Judy-Joy Bell, founder of the chapter.

"L’Ajuntament edita un llibre amb illustracions del Putxet i el Farró" (Catalan), Barcelona TV, April 23, 2014. Eduardo Vicente's book, El Putxet i el Farró, is published by the City of Barcelona.

"Sketch for a Cause," The Week (Oman), April 16, 2014. Sue Pownall is interviewed about Urban Sketchers and her fundraising campaign for Syrian children through UNICEF, Sketch Muscat for Charity.

"Puliere Tutto, di Corsa" ("Junk Journalism"), Terre di Messo Street Magazine, Italy, March 2014. The publication features Gabriele Orlando's sketches of trash collection in Milan.

"Sketchers Draw Life in the Twin Cities," Minneapolis/St. Paul TV station KARE, March 9, 2014. Twin Cities (USA) Urban Sketchers receive television coverage. The two-minute program shows the sketchers taking respite from the cold at the Como Park Conservatory.

Evening Magazine, Seattle TV station KING-TV, March 3, 2014. Urban Sketchers founder Gabriel Campanario’s ongoing exhibit at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry is promoted on the local variety program.

“Ambassador Converts Big Artifacts into Little Sketches," Museum of Flight's magazine Aloft, March/April edition. Seattle urban sketcher Kate Buike, a volunteer ambassador at the Museum of Flight, was profiled. Her enthusiastic involvement with Urban Sketchers is highlighted in the article.

"Nio tecknare i studion tolkar Calle Käck," local radio station, Sweden, March 25, 2014. Urban Sketchers Eskilstuna (Sweden) was invited to talk about urban sketching.

Saturday Live, a national BBC Radio 4 program, (the UK's leading voice radio station, which has about 2 million listeners), Jan. 25, 2014. UK urban sketchers James Hobbs and Simone Ridyard are interviewed about Urban Sketchers.  

“Ready, steady, SKETCH! Manchester artists embrace Urban Sketching to capture city's gems and skylines,” Mancunian Matters, Jan. 22, 2014. The Manchester Urban Sketchers are covered in the online newspaper. 

“Urban Sketch Artist Captures Crown Heights in Living Color,” DNAinfo, New York, Jan. 16, 2014. Urban Sketchers President Jason Das (New York, USA) is featured. 

“Ken Avidor on the urban sketching movement,” Minneapolis City Pages, Jan. 10, 2014. Ken Avidor and the Twin Cities (USA) Urban Sketchers as well as the Metro Sketchers are featured.

Leisure Painter, January and February 2014. The monthly painting magazine includes an article about urban sketching by avid UK urban sketcher Tony Underhill. Part 2 of the article in the February issue has a step-by-step sketching demo by Tony.


“A toast to Lowertown Urban sketchers create a series of drink coasters,” The Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Dec. 21, 2013. An article about Minnesota (USA) sketchers Ken Avidor, Roberta Avidor, Lisa-Marie Greenly and John Miller and the series of drink coasters they created featuring their urban sketches.

"Studio in a Bag," Studios, Summer 2013. The magazine publishes an article by Seattle (USA) urban sketcher and freelance writer Tina Koyama. The article is about her everyday-carry “portable studio” and how Urban Sketchers has influenced her perspective of sketching.  

Watercolor Artist, June 2013. The magazine features watercolor artists and urban sketchers from New York to Singapore: Cathy Johnson (Kansas City, USA), Urban Sketchers founder Gabriel Campanario (Seattle, USA), Tia Boon Sim (Singapore), Laura Frankstone (Chapel Hill, NC, USA), Marc Taro Holmes (Montreal, Canada), Liz Steel (Sydney, Australia), Nina Johansson  (Stockholm, Sweden) and Marcia Milner-Brage (USA).

Catalan television, March 18, 2013. Barcelona-based urban sketcher and illustrator Swasky, winner of the Rendez-Vous Carnet de Voyage International award, talks about Urban Sketchers and his travel sketchbooks.

“Urban Sketchers in Berlin - Gemeinsam Unikate schaffen,” Germany, television ZIBB, Feb. 16, 2013.

Tages-Anzeiger, Feb. 2, 2013. The Zurich newspaper publishes an article about André Sandmann’s sketches of Zurich and the growing international community of urban sketchers, including Urban Sketchers Switzerland.
Audio interview, Feb. 1, 2013. Urban Sketchers correspondent Marc Holmes is interviewed by freelance radio producer and reporter Sarah Deshaies about Urban Sketchers and his “Innocence Lost” sketching project at the Cantaur Theatre in Montreal. 

Berliner Zeitung, Germany, February, 2013. Berlin Urban Sketchers and their frequent sketching activities are featured.

“Sketchers align with local history,” The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, Jan. 30, 2013. The article features Quebec’s Urban Sketchers group, Drawn to Quebec, and includes several sketches by the group’s members. 


Berliner Zeitung, Germany, Dec. 29, 2012.

Berlin Artparasites blog, Germany, December 2012

“Urban Sketching: Interview mit Miriam Benmoussa,” Stylewelt, Germany, Oct. 8, 2012.

“Te quiero Barcelona” (I love Barcelona), Clone magazine, 2012. A 5.5-minute video features Barcelona Urban Sketchers correspondent Lapin.

Artists and Illustrators magazine, summer 2012. London Urban Sketchers correspondent James Hobbs publishes an article.

“Santo Domingo Invita - Maraton De Sketch,” Santo Domingo television, Aug. 8, 2012. A televised program reports on the Third International Urban Sketching Symposium. 

Revista Paula, summer 2012. The Chilean magazine publishes an article about Urban Sketchers. It features sketches by correspondents Wil Freeborn (Glasgow), Norberto Dorantes (Buenos Aires) and Isabel Fiadeiro (Nouackchott, Mauritania).

Artists and Illustrators Magazine, Summer 2012, page 46.

The Montreal Gazette, May 26, 2012. The newspaper features artist and graphic design teacher Shari Blaukopf’s daily sketch blog. In the article, Shari talks about how Urban Sketchers got her started on her sketching journey.

Art 2 Art television program, May 3, 2012. Produced by the Manila Broadcasting Corporation, the local television program highlights the first anniversary of Urban Sketchers Philippines on the RHTV channel. 
Part 1
Part 2 

"10 Great Places to Sketch Your Vacation,” USA Today, April 2012. The daily national newspaper features an article about urban sketching and The Art of Urban Sketching.

92064 Magazine, March 28, 2012. The magazine includes an article on San Diego artist and Urban Sketchers correspondent Lydia Velarde and her contributions to the book, The Art of Urban Sketching.

Peyzaj Life, March 2012. The Turkish landscape architecture and urban design magazine features a 6-page story on Urban Sketchers Board Member and Urban Sketchers Texas coordinator James Richards. 

“Sketcher captures Aukland snapshots,” The Aucklander, March 29, 2012. The daily newspaper publishes a story on New Zealand Urban Sketchers correspondent Murray Dewhurst and his contributions to The Art of Urban Sketching. 

L`Art de l´Aquarelle (number 12) and its English version, The Art of Watercolour (issue 6). Urban Sketchers correspondents Rob Carey (Germany) and Nina Johansson (Stockholm) are part of a 10-page article in the French watercolor magazine.

Vivre Paris, spring 2012. The French quarterly dedicated to "discoveries, lifestyle, outings and decor" features Urban Sketchers Paris.

New Day Northwest, KING 5 TV program, Feb. 21, 2012. Urban Sketchers founder and Seattle correspondent Gabi Campanario and Gail Wong of Urban Sketchers Seattle appear on the daily program to talk about urban sketching and the new book, The Art of Urban Sketching

“Urban Sketching - Zeichner entdecken Städte,” Germany, television RBB, Jan. 22, 2012. Interview with Milena Hadatty Mora.


“Drawing group makes collaborative effort of showing Memphis to world,” The Commercial Appeal, Dec. 15, 2011. The Memphis, Tennessee (USA), metro newspaper runs an article about the Memphis Urban Sketchers.

Goierriko Hitza, December 2011. Urban sketcher Josu Maroto is interviewed by the Basque newspaper. 

Watercolor Artist, October 2011. The magazine features an article about Kansas City (USA) Urban Sketchers correspondent Cathy Johnson and her artist's sketch journal.

The New Paper, Sept. 18, 2011. Singapore's newspaper publishes an illustrated article about Urban Sketchers Singapore, made possible by urban sketcher Teoh Yi Chie, who works at the paper as an infographic artist. 

Europa Press, Sept. 10, 2011. The newspaper features an article about Urban Sketchers Spain. The story also ran in three local newspapers:,, and Qué.es. 

“Drawing on urban life,”, Sept. 12, 2011. The blog features a post about Urban Sketchers with the work of correspondents Luis Ruiz (Malaga) and Alvaro Carnicero (Cordoba).

Maariv, September 2011: Tel-Aviv Urban Sketchers correspondent Marina Grechanik is featured in the daily Israel newspaper’s local supplement, Sharon Times. Marina talks about her experiences at the Lisbon Urban Sketching Symposium and the newly formed Urban Sketchers Israel.

Nashville Scene, Sept. 6, 2011. Urban sketcher Drew Bryant is the subject of an article in the blog. 

“Urban Sketchers,” Germany, television Red Sofa – NDR, Aug. 7, 2011.

Metro, July 2011. The newspaper features a sketch by Lisbon's Filipe Leal da Faria on its cover along with an article about the second International Urban Sketching Symposium in Lisbon.

Television coverage by TVI 24, RTP, and Renascença, July 2011. Media coverage of the second International Urban Sketching Symposium in Lisbon.

Land8, July 2011. The largest blog catering to landscape architecture professionals highlights the Lisbon symposium sketches of Urban Sketchers correspondent James Richards (Texas, USA). 

“On-location drawings capture the spirit of place,” The Philippine Daily Inquirer, Aug. 8, 2011. The article by Augusto "Toti" Villalon, a heritage conservation architect and writer, is about urban sketching and Urban Sketchers Philippines. 

German television, Aug. 7, 2011. Manfred Schloesser and other Urban Sketchers Bremen were filmed by a German TV team on a sketch outing in Oldenburg. 

“Sketching the World,” The Telegram, May 2011. The article features Urban Sketchers correspondent Omar Jaramillo sketching around Newfoundland.

The, May 2011. The article features Urban Sketchers correspondent Omar Jaramillo sketching around Newfoundland.

CBC Radio, May 2011. The program focuses on Urban Sketchers correspondent Omar Jaramillo sketching around Newfoundland.

El Día de Córdoba, April 17, 2011. Spanish Urban Sketcher correspondent Álvaro Carnicero’s drawings of Holy Week are the subject of an article in the Sunday edition of the newspaper. 

Portuguese television, March 10, 2011. Madrid, Spain, Urban Sketchers correspondent Richard Câmara is interviewed about drawing and sketching. 

Trade Your Talent, March 18, 2011. Urban sketcher Sue Pownall is featured in a Blog Art Exhibition and interview, including mention of Urban Sketchers, on the blog. 

The London Times, Feb. 25, 2011. The newspaper writes about the sketch blog of Urban Sketchers correspondent Katherine Tyrrell and mentions Urban Sketchers.


“The Art Of Urban Sketching,”, Germany, May 14, 2010. Berlin Illustrator Rolf Schroeter talks about his passion for sketching the city and the relationship between art and place.

El País, Dec. 29, 2010. Urban Sketchers founder Gabi Campanario talks about the Urban Sketchers online community during a journalism conference in Valencia.

Diario Sur
Artistas que toman el pulso a Málaga
Diario Sur newspaper features correspondent Luis Ruiz and the Málaga Urban Sketchers, Dec. 28, 2010, Málaga, Spain

Il Corriere della Sera
Il mondo raccontato con a matita
Il Corriere della Sera, sept 24, 2010. Italian newspaper features an exhibit in Treviso with Simo Capecchi, Miguel Herranz and Lapin. 

Omar Jaramillo at UAE newspaper
Life drawing
The National newspaper features correspondent Omar Jaramillo, Aug. 24, 2010, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Indonesia Sketchers
Indonesia Sketchers
Kompas national newspaper, July 25, 2010, Indonesia

Singapore sketchers exhibit
Tiong Bahru's draw
The Straits Times newspaper, July 5, 2010, Singapore

O Estado de São Paulo newspaper
Desenhistas de 30 países traçam suas cidades em site
By Filipe Vilicic, O Estado de São Paulo, May, 9, 2010, Brazil

The world in sketches
By Daniel Nunes Gonçalves and Thiago Stivaletti, Red Report, April, 2010, Brazil

El País. January 21st, 2010
Los dibujantes reporteros se reúnen en Urban Sketchers
By Fernando García, El País, Jan. 21, 2010, Spain

Abitare design magazine jan 10
Drawing feels very well
By Fabrizio Gallanti, Abitare Magazine, Jan. 10, 2010, Italy

Deutsche Bauzeitung
Stadt Zeichnen
Deutsche Bauzeitung, Dec. 2009, Germany

'scape magazine
Site Review
By Omar Jaramillo, 'scape magazine, Dec. 2009, The Netherlands

La Repubblica delle Donne
Protagonisti & Cose
By Leonora Sartori, La Repubblica delle Donne, Nov. 28, 2009, Italy

Radio Popolare Network nov 09
Radio Popolare Network
Marina Petrillo interviews Simo Capecchi (audio file in mp3), November 2009, Italy

Bangkok Post
Online urban sketchers
By Ploenpote Atthakor, The Bangkok Post, Nov. 26, 2009, Thailand

La Vanguardia, Barcelona
Urban Sketchers, un año dibujando a través del mundo
By Juan Manuel García, La Vanguardia, Nov. 11, 2009, Barcelona, Spain

MyMidwest Magazine features USkMyMidwest Magazine features USkMyMidwest Magazine features USkMyMidwest Magazine features USk
Drawn together
MyMidwest Magazine, Nov.-Dec. 2009, United States

Your World, Sketched
By Bennett Gordon, Utne Reader, Sept. 9, 2009, United States

Artists and Illustrators Magazine features London USk correspondent James Hobbs
Sketches and the City
By James Hobbs, August 2009, Artists & Illustrators Magazine, London

i Jornal. Portugal
Um blog para mostrar o mundo, desenho a desenho.
By Teresa Bizarro, Aug. 31, 2009. I Jornal, Portugal

USk at Turkish blog Bizibozmaz
Şehir Sözlüğü #02: Kozmopolit kentler, kozmopolit çizimler
Bizibozmaz, Aug. 31, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey

USk at
De wereld, getekend
By Astrid Witebolle, Knack, Aug. 4, 2009, Belgium

Anima(ls) magazine. July-Aug. 09Anima(ls) magazine. July-Aug. 09Anima(ls) magazine. July-Aug. 09
Viaggi di carta
By Simo Capecchi, Anima(ls) Magazine, July-August 2009, Italy

San Francisco Weekly dot com
San Francisco is Sketchy — And, For Once, This Is a Good Thing
By Joe Eskenazi, San Francisco Weekly, Feb. 12, 2009, San Francisco, United States

Público jornal
Urban Sketchers
By Laurinda Alves, Público, Jan. 9, 2009, Lisbon, Portugal

The Artist's Magazine
Urban sketching
The Artist's Magazine, Nov. 5, 2008, United States

Urban Sketchers
Ehrensenf, Nov. 3, 2008, Germany

Press releases:

Dec. 15, 2009. Urban Sketchers establish nonprofit to foster the art of on-location drawing
Nov. 1st, 2009. Urban Sketchers celebrate one year of drawing around the world
Oct. 22, 2008. Urban Sketchers blog captures city life around the world



USk News$type=blogging$ct=0$au=0$m=0$show=


[Workshops Blog]$type=two$c=12$ct=0$m=0$show=