Let’s meet virtually

I’m sure you already guessed it. We’re not gathering together in person while the COVID-19 numbers are peaking. 

Instead, Christine has volunteered to teach a class virtually: Point to Point sketching.

Point-to-point is focusing less on what you are driving and more on the line edges and angles. “Basically, you start with a line and you add your next line by comparing its angle and length with your first line. Rinse and repeat,” says Christine.

Please RSVP to uskoahu@gmail.com by January 24th and I will email you the link to join.

Hope you can join us. In the meantime, stay safe and happy sketching.

Terri


Happy Holiday Sketching in Honolulu

What a fun and beautiful warm Hawaiian day to be outside and sketching. 

Thank you to all who came out to sketch with us today.

May your holidays be merry and bright!

Christine, Bill, and Terri


And the winner is…

You voted and the next sketching event has been chosen.

Let’s meet at Honolulu Hale in front of Shaka Santa and Tutu Mele on December 18th at 10am. We’ll sketch from 10 to 11:30am and share our sketches 11:30 to noon.

If attending, please email us at uskoahu@gmail.com by Friday, December 17th with your name and phone number. Please be considerate of others around you and stay home if you feel sick.

Looking forward to seeing you all in person sketching on December 18th.

Happy Holidays,

Terri


Vote for our next meeting place

Hello Urban Sketchers O’ahu! We want to know where you would like to meet in December. We’re looking at Saturday, December 18th for our next in-person sketching event but want to know where you think is the best place to sketch the holidays. Please vote only if you are planning to attend.

Remember our events are free to attend. So please spread the word and invite your friends and family to join us in sketching the world one drawing at a time.

Happy holidays and happy sketching,

Terri

Last year at Honolulu Hale

Capturing moments at Hawai’i International Film Festivals

Today we celebrate all artists: traditional (pen to paper) and digital (those who create magic in the 3D world). There’s always energy when artists gather and we can learn from one another when we open our eyes to innovation and creativity around us.

It’s been 5 long months since we, Urban Sketchers met on location so I thank you all who joined us today. It was fun seeing you and your wonderful sketches.

If you have time tomorrow, drop by the Entrepreneurs Sandbox in Kaka’ako to watch the coolest VR films at the Hawai’i International Film Festival. It’s free but you should RSVP to reserve a seat. Click here for more info.


Let’s Sketch Together!

We’re so excited to announce our next event! One, because we will be meeting IRL (in real life)! I know, it’s been a long time since we’ve sketched together so we hope you are just as excited too. And two, we’ve been invited to amplify the Hawai’i International Film Festival (HIFF) XR (Extended Reality) New Media Exhibit on November 20th.

Let’s meet near the entrance of the Entrepreneurs Sandbox at 10am. For directions, click here. There is parking in the lot or metered street parking. We’ll sketch from 10 to 11:30am and share our sketches 11:30 to noon.

Let’s Support HIFF XR

Let’s support other artists by checking out the Augmented Reality (AR) pieces by the artists, including BREONNA’S GARDEN, BIG ORANGE FISH, THE BLUE BOAT, AWAKEN THE GIANTS: SINISTERIA VR, and THE GIRL AND THE CRANE. The event are free but RSVP is required. To see FRAGILE EARTH, no RSVP is required.

Proof of vaccination status

To enter the Entrepreneurs Sandbox, you will need to show your COVID-19 vaccination card or proof of negative test. If you do not have one, you can sketch outside the building or across the street at the Kaka’ako Ocean-Friendly Garden.

If attending, please email us at uskoahu@gmail.com by Friday, November 19th with your name and phone number. We will retain the list for contact tracing purposes. Please be considerate of others around you. Wear a mask if inside the building and stay home if you feel sick.

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful masked faces and creative sketches on November 20th.

Happy sketching,

Terri


Sketch Together Worldwide

I don’t know about you, but my IG feed was full on Sunday, October 17th with inspiring urban sketches from around the globe. It was so fun to see large groups and individually sketchers sharing their view of their city streets, buildings, and other urban landmarks. What a global event for all of us!

Thank you to Susan, Pam, and Ruth for emailing your sketches.

Susan’s sketch
Ruth’s sketch
Pam’s sketch

For me, I decided to capture our quiet street in Mililani with watercolor and pen.

My sketch

I encourage everyone to search #sketchtogether on Instagram and see everyone’s beautiful sketches. Thank you all who participated!

Keep Sketching,

Terri


Sketching Together Globally on October 17th

We’re doing something together, yet physically apart on Sunday, October 17th. Please join Urban Sketchers from around the world as we sketch together for a 24-hour Sketchcrawl.

What is 24hr Sketchcrawl?

  • Urban sketchers around the world will sketch together during that 24-hour period and post their sketch stories on their social media accounts. During this 24 hours event, sketchers will share their sketch posts, beginning as far as east as Oceania, through Australia and Asia, Europe and Africa, and will end as far as the west coasts of the Americas

On Sunday, October 17th, draw what you see around you. Visit your favorite sketching location, the beach, the park, a restaurant, or your backyard. Then post your sketch on Instagram and tag @urbansketchers. Be sure to include the hashtags #sketchtogether and #usksketchtogether. The USk social media team will be looking at our posts and select some to share to the USk global community on the official Urban Sketchers channel! Click here for more info.

If you don’t have Instagram, email your sketches to me at uskoahu@gmail.com and I will be sure we share them on our urbansketchersoahu Instagram with the proper hashtags to get seen.

Let’s have fun everyone and share our view with the world one sketch at a time.

Terri


Chasing Goats

It’s been a while since I have sketched. Last Tuesday was USkO’s 7th birthday though, so I had to get out for a little doodling to celebrate the occasion today – even if it was a week late. Inspired by the goat sketches on the blog some months ago, I decided to chase down some of my own hooved friends. They must have had a double shot of espresso though. I was teased with three-second poses. 

Ooh, a triumphant stance on a boulder, nice – and before I knew it, the darn thing would be jumping around again or hiding in the grass. It sure was fun though! Boing! I quickly switched to a more gestural style with a brush pen. 

If I visit right after they finish a big meal, then they might actually look like goats next time. :D

Happy birthday and keep on sketching!


Technical Problems

Sorry everyone!

Christine had internet connection problems this morning and couldn’t start our Zoom demo. She will record her demo and post it to YouTube when she’s back online.

Sorry for the disappointment. I know we were all looking forward to learning more from Christine about Human Anatomy.

Will let you know when her demo is live. In the meantime, thank you for checking in with us and happy sketching.

Terri & Christine