I love to sketch and I do draw a lot of artwork for my business. I just haven’t had the time to do a lot of sketching lately. Ideally, I should be doing at least one sketch a day. I was inspired to get back into it and while on vacation when I saw the blog Urban Sketchers. This is fantastic! It’s not just urban sites but sketches of all different locations, for example: a view of the cabin while seated inside an airplane, people at a concert, landscapes and buildings and the First International Portland Urban Sketchers Symposium (I’m glad to know about this).
Individual artists posts their entries with their sketches. This DeBarge Music entry, “The first thing I notice about classical music is the second it starts playing, everyone falls asleep,” about attending a concert by Tommy Kane cracked me up, because it’s so true — what I notice when I’m not falling asleep myself. Of course sketching those who are listening/falling asleep will keep you awake.
And these miniature oil painting/ sketches in London by Adebanji Alade are pretty exquisite.
This is from the About page:
This blog features sketches and often equally colorful stories behind the scenes by 100 invited artists correspondents in more than 30 countries around the world. Some are architects and illustrators, others are graphic designers, web developers, painters or educators, all sharing the same passion for drawing on location.
This is one for my blogroll. I’m off to go sketch now…
If you’re looking to make a sketchbook or a book journal, Roz Stendahl tells you how on the Paper Choice post on Roz Wound Up. Also a member of the Urban Sketchers, btw.