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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Spotlight on a Website (7): Urban Sketchers

This is  the seventh post in a (very) occasional series based on some of my favourite Websites.
Urban Sketchers is a Blog where Sketchers from all around the world show their own drawings and paintings of the places they live. It's an absorbing diversion and a source of great pleasure scrolling through the latest contributions. I usually visit about once a month and there is always plenty of new stuff to admire. I have shown here some recent examples that caught my eye. 
Myeongdong Theater , South Korea by Yong Hwan Lee

Brad Catron, Guitarist by Thomas Thorspeken, Florida, USA
Dominican Republic by Stephen Gardner


Burgundy by René Fijten, France
I will off to the Algarve in sunny Portugal for a couple of weeks in a few days time so, from Tuesday, there will be a delay in my replies to all of your lovely comments. Thanks for visiting!
(Click here to go to the Urban Sketchers site) 

16 comments:

joanne fox said...

Wow - what talented sketchers! I get a real sense of place from all of these pictures.

Have a great holiday.

All Consuming said...

Nice, there's such a fluidity to watercolour sketches. It's something I've never been good at so I find it interesting to see others do so well in that area. :)

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Bazza, great site, thanks. My first love was pencil, charcoal, conte... the good old days sketching models in the studio at Western Carolina University. Nestled in the mountains of North Carolina, even the snow did not deter... lots of goosebumps to sketch on those days!
Enjoy your time!

bazza said...

joanne: Thanks Joanne, I had a wonderful time in the Algarve - didn't see a single cloud the whole time! I some times scroll back for months catching up with urban sketching. You are right about 'sense of place'.

bazza said...

All Consuming: I will be posting some of my watercolour sketches from Portugal soon. It's great fun!

bazza said...

Hi Dixie: I love using watercolour paints and watercolour pencils called Inktense. I have got some Conté pencils but have rarely used them - perhaps I'll have a go soon :)

klahanie said...

Hey bazza!

How did I miss this posting? Actually, you can't answer that. Anyway, those sketches were a feast for my weary eyes.

And now you are back from Portugal. I'm sure the Portuguese begged you to stay.

Gary

bazza said...

Gary: After I show my Portuguese paintings they might want to escort me off the premises! I am happy that your eyes have feasted on these sketches.

All Consuming said...

Oooooh, you have paintings to show, excellent. I look forward to seeing them :)

bazza said...

Hi AC. The problem is that they are harder to photographer than I had thought. But I will get there!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Just a thought: I use brown wrapping paper to sketch with conte, charcoal, pastels, & ink. You can also spray the paper with water. You can crinkle it up and lay flat again for background interest. That's all - thanks.

bazza said...

That's interesting. There are so many techniques available. In watercolour I sometimes apply scrunched-up cling-wrap to wet paint and remove it when it's dry or do a similar thing with sea-salt.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Just stopped by... haven't been writing for a bit. You either? Hope you're doing well.

bazza said...

Hi Dixie. I have been very busy with family things and work recently (in a good way) and have been short of time. I still enjoy Blogging though and will be posting again this autumn. I'm doing well and hope you are too.
Best regards, Bazza xx

All Consuming said...

Good to hear all is well with you out there, carry on having fun and we'll 'see you' soon :D

bazza said...

Hello AC. Yes I'm still here! Thanks for looking in. I will visit you soon.