This Saturday our suggested sketch theme is dictated by date: be inspired by the 4th of July!
Another fun-filled Saturday is approaching! This time, the theme is: “Oh, look at what’s happening over there!”. Head out to see what’s going on and show us online!
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Aloha fellow sketchers!
Mahalo nui for participating in our survey! It appears that a clear majority is in favor of returning to in-person events: 79% (11/14) feel comfortable or very comfortable to do so. Several of you also mentioned a preference for outdoor events, and we could not agree more – in particular now that some outdoor areas are less crowded.
We are still considering options for July’s events – stay tuned for details!
Sebastian, AJ, Harald
This Saturday’s suggested theme: “Quick, before it’s gone!”
Whether it’s social media, podcasts, books, magazines, or just sitting outside, there is a wealth of inspiration for Urban Sketchers.
I’m always inspired by watching USkTalks Live on Instagram. The broadcast was just recently moved to every Saturday at 6pm which is convenient for us in Hawaii.
This past Saturday featured Gabriel Campanario, founder of Urban Sketchers and the author of “The Art of Urban Sketching.” Gabriel (Gabi) is also a Staff Artist/Writer of Seattle Times.
Not only did I learn a lot about sketching and storytelling, I also learn about cool places to visit in Seattle. Gabi challenged fellow urban sketchers to let your sketches “Tell a story”.
Using Mililani as my subject, I took a short walk to the top of Meheula Parkway early in the morning. Not much cars on the road, but there were joggers and walkers taking advantage of the breezy, nice day.
The journalist in me wants to start a series of sketches of Mililani to tell a story. Here is my first one.
Look around your neighborhood. What story can you tell about your community or places you love?
You can follow Gabi on Instagram @gabicampanario
View other challenges #usktalkschallenge
Follow the Urban Sketchers community @urbansketchers
Catch up on past episodes on YouTube at USkTalks
Stay safe and happy sketching,
Tomorrow’s suggested sketch theme is “hidden”. Is your cat hiding under the table, but you see a tail or paw sticking out? Do you see something peeking out between the trees?
Or, sketch anything your heart desires – well, as long as it’s still “urban sketching”. Still lifes are fun, but don’t count! :)
Last month, I graduated from UH Mānoa. I decided to sketch myself in the mirror wearing my graduation outfit. Darn, self portraits are so tricky! My head is more triangular and oblong than what I drew – I need some practice. Oh well, here’s some handsome guy who graduated – looks like he’s wearing my outfit. :)
Now, it’s on to the next phase of life: finding employment during tough times and exploring new things!
Tomorrow’s suggested theme is “together”. Get creative, but remember that we’re Urban Sketchers, so sketch what you see. :)