Sketching Double

Our suggested theme for this Saturday: double vision. Sketch two views of the same scene.

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Weekend Sketch!

Our first virtual sketch event in May is coming up this weekend! If you are running out of ideas and would like a theme to focus on, let’s try “transportation”. It’s not mandatory though. “See” you this weekend!

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“Get Your Ticket! Free Sketching on Saturday!”

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In April, we normally collaborate with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honolulu to celebrate Architecture Month. Since the original event was planned for the 18th, we thought it would be nice to keep the theme by including something architectural in our sketches this Saturday. No worries if your cat is looking exceptionally cute though!  :)

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Your T-Shirt Orders

For those of you who placed an order: Don’t worry, your new USkO t-shirts are in safe hands (even if they’re in the wrong pair of hands… mine not yours)!

We will make sure to get them to you when things settle down.

For anyone late to the t-shirt party, we may have a few extras. We’ll make an announcement after we verify and fulfill early-bird orders.

Tomorrow is not just Saturday, it’s Sketch day!

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USk Manifesto Reminder

Aloha, Sketchers!

This post is just a reminder to follow the Urban Sketchers Manifesto listed below for our activities.

  1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation
    (e.g. not from photographs or imagination).
  2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
  3. Our drawings are a record of time and place.
  4. We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
  5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
  6. We support each other and draw together.
  7. We share our drawings online.
  8. We show the world, one drawing at a time.

Also note that sketches from figure drawing sessions, of posed models, or of still lifes are not permitted.

If you’re looking for ideas, we recommend checking out Terri’s recent post, which is filled with suggestions of what to sketch. Let’s try some out on Saturday!

Virtual is Real!

Our second virtual sketch event is off to a slow start – but it is not too late to participate! Varied views and details portrayed by fellow sketchers have already been posted on – grab your art supplies and add yours!

By the way, here is last week’s group photo :)

Sketching on Saturday!

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Events for April

Since virtual sketch events are so flexible, we will be holding events each Saturday while social distancing/quarantine measures are in place.