Let’s draw a car!Posted: February 4, 2022 Filed under: USkO | Tags: usk, USkO, virtual sketch event 4 Comments
Thank you to all who attended our last virtual demo with Christine. It was our biggest virtual turn out to date. I hope you all learned something valuable to add to your sketches.
By special request, Christine has offered to show us another demo.
I’m not sure what the construction method is but I’m curious to learn more. Aren’t you?
Sorry, it’s a little last minute. But I hope you can join us on February 12th at 10am. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 9th and I will email you the link to join.
Hope you can join us. In the meantime, stay safe and happy sketching.
Let’s meet virtuallyPosted: January 18, 2022 Filed under: USkO | Tags: usk, USkO, virtual sketch event 2 Comments
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 email@example.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.
Let’s learn to draw people!Posted: August 9, 2021 Filed under: USkO | Tags: urban sketchers, usk, USkO, virtual sketch event Leave a comment
As you might have guessed, we are going back to virtual this month as the COVID-19 inflection count continues to climb at an alarming rate. We will keep monitoring the situation and hopefully return back to group sketching in September. Fingers crossed!
Thankfully, Christine has offered to teach a fun and safe virtual class via Zoom on a great subject.
Join us on Saturday, August 21st at 10-10:30 am for this fun demo. Personally, I know I need advice on sketching people so I’m excited about this virtual class.
It’s a private class, so we’re asking that you send an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 20th so that we can send you a link to the class.
Hope to see you at the demo. In the meantime, happy sketching!
The Return to Virtual SketchingPosted: January 18, 2021 Filed under: USkO | Tags: pandemic, sketching in a pandemic, urban sketchers, usktalks, virtual sketch event Leave a comment
Sounds like a sequel to Star Wars, right?
As we are seeing an increase in COVID-19 numbers, we will return to virtual sketching in January.
This Saturday, January 23rd, let’s sketch together while remaining safely apart. The theme, “A Day in the Pandemic” is inspired from USk Talks Season 2, Episode 2. You can watch the entire episode on YouTube here.
You can choose to sketch throughout the day or share one sketch that captures the mood of the day.
The challenge of sketching throughout the day is filling the page as day progresses.
Choosing to sketch a moment in time allowed me space to journal my emotions.
I hope you enjoy this process. At the very least, you’ll have a page of your day documented to always reflect upon.
Please share your sketches on our flickr page this Saturday or Sunday. Looking forward to see your day in the pandemic.
For the Night OwlsPosted: September 28, 2020 Filed under: USkO | Tags: usk, USkO, virtual sketch event Leave a comment
Inspired by Sebastian’s recent night sketches, here is one for the Night Owls.
I’ve never sketched at night so I’m curious to see what everyone does. Will you draw by candlelight, street light, or flashlight?
What will you see at night? Dog walkers? Late-night snackers? Shift workers? I am now very curious.
It would be great if we all sketched on the same night, Saturday. But feel free to sketch any night this week and post your nocturnal sketch this weekend on Flickr and Instagram, tagging us @urbansketchersoahu with the #urbansketcheroahu.
Stay safe out there in the dark. Happy sketching.
Happy 6th Birthday to us!Posted: September 14, 2020 Filed under: USkO | Tags: usk, USkO, virtual sketch event Leave a comment
Thanks Sebastian for letting us know that September 21st is Urban Sketchers O’ahu’s 6th birthday!
Personally, I wasn’t there on September 21, 2014. But it was great to see these photos from that Kick-Off Event at Magic Island in Honolulu.
Wow. What a beautiful day that was. Don’t you miss those days when we could gather outdoors and share our sketches?
In the meantime, we can still share our passion online.
Since it’s our Happy Birthday weekend, let’s celebrate by sharing our “Happy Place.”
Is it a hike in the mountains? A sunny spot on the beach? Snuggling with your cat? Can’t wait to see your happy place.
Please post your sketches on Flickr and Instagram. On Instagram, tag your sketch @urbansketchersoahu and use the #urbansketchersoahu.
Repeat, repeat, repeatPosted: September 7, 2020 Filed under: USkO | Tags: usk, USkO, virtual sketch event Leave a comment
Nature is great at it. So are urban planners.
The virtual sketching theme for this Saturday is pattern or repetition.
Take a look outside. It’s everywhere.
Draw what you see. Let the pattern or repetition of design inspire you.
Please post your sketches on Flickr. If you post to your Instagram, tag us @urbansketchersoahu and use the #urbansketchersoahu. Our followers on Instagram are growing!
Capture the 2020 Okinawan Festival from your homePosted: August 31, 2020 Filed under: USkO | Tags: okifest2020, okinawanfestival, usk, USkO, virtual sketch event Leave a comment
Just like many 2020 events, the Okinawan Festival which attracts more than 50,000 visitors annually, is going virtual this year. That means everyone around the world can enjoy front-row seats from the comfort of their living room.
Grab an andagi (deep fried Okinawan donut) and your pencil or media of your choice and capture the Okinawan spirit and culture streaming online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LdjMxFqzXw
This year’s theme “Sharing Uchinachu Aloha” include singing, dancing, paranku, and taiko performances from various clubs in Hawaii.
Music performance by Jake Shimabukuro
Cooking demo by Chef Roy Yamaguchi
Official links and tags:
Watch live (starting on Saturday at 2pm) at www.okinawanfestival.com
Facebook Page: Okinawan Festival
Don’t forget to post your sketches on Flickr and Instagram and tag us @urbansketchersoahu and use #urbansketchersoahu
P. S. Great job everyone on your sketches of the Legacy of Peace Aerial Parade this past Saturday! To see group sketches, click here.
A flying twist to an in-person meet-up [updated]Posted: August 24, 2020 Filed under: USkO | Tags: usk, USkO, virtual sketch event Leave a comment
We have an interesting virtual sketch theme for this Saturday. We hope you will be excited to take off!
This Saturday begins the 75th WWII Commemoration Events in Hawaii. From 10- 11am (note the updated schedule), there will be 14 WWII warbirds flying over various parts of Oahu.
“To have these Warbirds in Hawaii, flying over the very deck of the USS Missouri where the Instrument of Surrender was signed on September 2, 1945 ending this global conflict, to honor all WWII veterans, is a tribute that will live on in the hearts of all who see it.”commemorativeairforce.org
Executive Director of Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
This is an historic commemoration and we on Oahu are privy to witness this special tribute. Wherever you are, sketch what you see in the skies. If possible, position yourself for a grand view of the Legacy of Peace Aerial Parade. Keep in mind all beaches and parks are still closed.
It will be fascinating to see everyone’s sketches from literally different points of view. Please post your sketches on Flickr and Instagram and tag us @urbansketchersoahu or use #urbansketchersoahu.
For more info on this event, visit:
On a side note: Christine, Bill, and I will try to post Saturday’s virtual sketching themes every Monday. If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know.
Return to Virtual SketchingPosted: August 7, 2020 Filed under: USkO | Tags: virtual sketch event 3 Comments
Hi All! As you may have already guessed, the increase of new COVID-19 inflections on O’ahu is causing us to take a step back. As much as we would have liked to, we feel like it would be irresponsible to meet as a group, when so many in our community are falling ill and dying.
So for the next few Saturdays, we will be adding prompts for sketching. We may be apart, but we can still share our sketches together.
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020
Location: Any place you feel safe
Theme: Same view at different hours. Pick a view and sketch it at different times of the day, capturing the light and shadow differences. Sounds fun? We hope so.
We encourage everyone to post and comment online as soon as possible, preferably on the same day at: https://www.flickr.com/groups/uskoahu
Also, please post your sketch on Instagram and tag us @urbansketchersoahu. Our Instagram has 30 followers, including local and worldwide artists. Let’s share our artwork with the world!