26 September 2017

Urban Sketching

One of the things I'm determined to learn more about is urban sketching. Instead of just taking pictures, I would love to illustrate what catches my fancy. Oh how awesome it would be to fill travel journals with drawings! 

And so I am on my quest to improve.

Serendipity led me to the Urban Sketching Meetups. They were held in Herald Square, just by the Macy's flagship store in New York City.

It's led by the Art Students League of New York.  Students were readily available for questions and tutorials.  

Drawing paper and materials were provided. 

With my chosen tools, I found a seat and observed the environment for potential things to draw.

I wanted to practice detail. I picked out some items that were not too overwhelming to copy.

I drowned out the noise of the traffic and the salsa dance class across the street. Before I knew it, one hour flew by!

I've got a long way to go but I'll keep practicing. The Urban Sketchers motto is “We show the world, one drawing at a time” and I can't wait to do that!


  1. Urban Sketching Meetups sound fun. You're already talented, Claire, but you're going to get REALLY good really fast with the art students there to help.

    1. That means a lot coming from you, Priscilla! Thank you!


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