Thursday, July 28, 2011

Urban Sketching Symposium

I just returned from Portugal where I attended the three day Urban Sketching Symposium ( which culminated with the 32nd World Wide SketchCrawl. There were approximately 300 people sketching and painting in the Praco do Commercio. The energy that surrounds a group of people (large or small) who share the same passion for creating is infectious and inspiring.

I had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful and talented people. People I have followed online and people I will now follow. Seeing their sketchbooks in person is awesome. It was such an amazing experience. I got to see so many different styles of sketching and pick up new techniques that i cannot wait to try out.

If you get the opportunity to attend next year you should!! I hope to :)

Having just returned from the trip i am not yet unpacked. I plan to share sketches from the symposium over the next few days.

For now Check out the USK Lisbon site for other peoples' sketches, photos and videos.

Happy sketching,