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DRAWING

Attention

The official zine of Urban Sketchers JULY 2018


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Drawing Attention Mandate Drawing Attention, the official monthly zine of the Urban Sketchers organization, communicates and promotes official USk workshops, symposiums, sketchcrawls, news and events; shares news about USk chapters; and educates readers about the practice of on-location sketching. Managing Editor: Brenda Murray Mailchimp layout: Jane Dillon Wingfield ISSUU layout: Anne Taylor Writers: Susan Rogers; Sarah Minty; Susan Schaffhausen; Mark Anderson; Ann Schwartzwald Proofreaders: Leslie Akchurin; Ann Schwartzwald. Contributors: Parka; Maria Regina Tuazon; Amber Sausen. cover image: Anders Mohlin. Subscribe to Drawing Attention. Read the June edition of Drawing Attention. Circulation: 9955 Readership: 16k+ Web: urbansketchers.org Urban Sketchers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing. Click here to make your tax-deductible contribution via Paypal. © 2018 Urban Sketchers.

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Dear Urban Sketchers, We did it! Thanks to your generous financial support, the Urban Sketchers 10k + 10k Matching Fund Campaign was a success! If you were following the campaign on social media, I hope you saw the enthusiasm of our community around the world. With a $25 median gift size, this was a truly grassroots effort! We received donations from people in 29 different countries. Did you miss the campaign? We always welcome your donations at urbansketchers. org. This month also brings the 9th International Urban Sketchers

Symposium in Porto, Portugal. Nearly 800 urban sketchers will gather for four days of sketching, learning, and sharing. This annual event builds global understanding and creates globe-spanning friendships. I look forward to sketching with you there; please stop me to say hello! If you are not attending the Symposium, you can still join the fun via social media (#uskPorto2018) and by watching the livestream of some events on the Urban Sketchers Facebook page. Happy Sketching, Amber Sausen, USk President

As I flip through another gorgeous edition of Drawing Attention, I’m amazed by the variety of sketching techniques and insights from our fabulous sketchers around the world. What a privilege it has been to get to know them! Many thanks to the talented team of writers and graphic designers who work so hard to bring this publication to our readers. You are the best! Brenda Murray, USk Communications Director drawingattention@urbansketchers.org


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SKETCH TOUR PORTUGAL

PEOPLE ARE AT THE HEART OF URBAN SKETCHING: USK LYON

SURPRISES JUST AHEAD: CRIS FRANCHEVICH

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POWER & PASSION IN PRAGUE: USK PRAGUE

SKETCHING WITH ABANDON: ANDERS MOHLIN

PAINTING WITH CHINESE INK: JOHANNA KRIMMEL

USK NEWS & EVENTS

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MILESTONE FOR USK BEIJING Urban Sketchers Beijing celebrated their 3-year anniversary on May 27, 2018 in a Confucian Temple, with over 60 sketchers. Special gifts were presented to nine sketchers who had given free demonstrations in the past year. LEARN MORE ABOUT USK BEIJING

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USk News & Events

MESSAGE FROM THE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR As my term as USk Communication Director comes to an end, it has been my sincere pleasure to serve for the past four years. During that time, I was challenged to build a team and to create an integrated communications strategy. The Communications team launched the USk Youtube channel, and integrated our website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook platforms. We produced 38 promotional videos, translated the Regional Chapter Guidelines into 17 languages, created 26 live stream videos, produced the Happy Anniversary video (with the help of 496 volunteers worldwide) and relaunched Drawing Attention as a new online zine now with almost 16k readers. Thank you sincerely to the hundreds of volunteers who contributed. If you are ever passing through my part of Canada, I hope you will come sketching with Urban Sketchers Waterloo Region. Cheers, Brenda Murray, USk Communications Director drawingattention@urbansketchers.org

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10X10 WORKSHOPS Do you want to start being an urban sketcher? Are you already a sketcher and want to improve your drawing skills? Don’t wait any longer. Join a 10x10 class in your city. Or take a train or a plane to a beautiful city and learn with an USk instructor. To see the list of 10x10 classes around the world click HERE.

SYMPOSIUM SPECIAL: WE’RE BOOKED! Look out for the Urban Sketchers Book Shop at the symposium in Porto! It will feature hand-picked titles and limited edition collectibles from this year’s Instructors. READ MORE.

ACCOMMODATION SURVEY Fill out this out between June 11 and July 28, 2018 for a chance to win a Workshop Pass for next year’s International Symposium!

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URBAN SKETCHERS WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE 2018 PORTO SYMPOSIUM SPONSORS:

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BRING A WORKSHOP TO YOUR CHAPTER

Urban Sketchers organizes workshops taught by our top instructors in collaboration with USk chapters around the world. If you would like to bring an official USk workshop to your chapter, start the conversation with our Education Director, Mรกrio Linhares at education@urbansketchers.org.

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Urban Sketchers would not be the amazing organization it is without hundreds of amazing volunteers! As a USk volunteer you will meet new people and learn new skills. You will be part of an international team connected through technology, working remotely and cheering each other on. Volunteering with USk can be very rewarding! We are currently seeking volunteers to fill the following positions: • • • •

Volunteer Fundraising Director Volunteer Sponsorship Administrator Volunteer Drawing Attention Managing Editor Volunteer Communications Director

For more information click HERE

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Hiking & sketching

Portugal

SOME THINGS JUST SEEM TO GO TOGETHER NATURALLY: PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY, SHOES AND SOCKS, PENCIL AND PAPER… SO WHY NOT SKETCHING AND HIKING? IT PROVED A WINNING COMBINATION FOR PEDRO CABRAL AND LINDA TOOLSEMA ON THEIR TRIP TO PORTUGAL. BY MARK ANDERSON

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ketching is a great way to preserve memories of days on the trail, a way to make deeper connections to the encounters of the path, and to strengthen memories of the adventure. Portuguese Urban Sketcher Pedro Cabral loves walking, and hikes trails all around the world. Cabral was a natural choice when Sketch Tour Portugal elected to focus one of their events on hiking Portuguese trails. “I’ve walked all around the world and I think Portuguese trails are excellent,“ says Cabral. “Walking and sketching are always together.” One interesting facet of the Tour is that two strangers are paired up to travel and sketch together for a week, bringing their own unique vision to sketching the wonders of Portugal. Urban Sketcher and hiking enthusiast Linda Toolsema of the Netherlands joined Cabral, driving from one section of trail to another, braving rough roads and rain and mud to explore small towns, waterways, and nature that a hiker might encounter from

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the trail. At times the two Urban Sketchers had to step outside of their comfort zone to do so. Toolsema and Cabral were asked to create six sketches each day. They often found that several small sketches began to evolve into a single composition. Their approach mimics that of a naturalist’s field guide in that their composite sketches sometimes include field notes of details and observations. “We did not actually draw the trail itself, the path, but the locations adjacent: the little towns, the river,” Toolsema explains. Cabral adds that the most interesting theme emerging from the experience was that of “passage.“ Both sketchers described the camaraderie they experienced as they collaborated on the sketching plan of each day so that they could avoid overlapping one another. And while bringing two strangers together to work closely might seem challenging, sketchers are generally focused on the act of drawing. Thus, not a lot of conversation took place on the trail; awkward silence JULY 2018 11


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isn’t so awkward because silence is what we “do” when we sketch. And each brings their own unique approach to sketching. “I almost always begin my sketches by drawing horizontal lines on the page,” Cabral shares with me. “A lot of my sketches wind up with a strong horizontal line. I always use it for structuring my sketch.” Establishing the limits and motif

and proportion, and using a lot of measurements and comparisons guides him as he works. By contrast, Toolsema began the tour by delivering a workshop in Lisbon which focused on basic shapes and layering to build up more complex views. Regardless of their starting points, both have a preference for sketching with a pen. Cabral, who has published a small

book with sketches of Portuguese trails, is excited about this opportunity to further showcase them. “Hiking is the activity I love and there are wonderful trails. I like to talk about them. And (the Tour) is an opportunity to do that with a much larger audience.”

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SKETCH BY LINDA

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SKETCH BY LINDA

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ALMOST ALWAYS BEGIN MY SKETCHES BY DRAWING HORIZONTAL LINES ON THE PAGE...I ALWAYS USE IT FOR STRUCTURING MY SKETCH” – PEDRO CABRAL

SKETCH BY PEDRO

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SKETCH BY LINDA

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Sketch Tour Portugal

SKETCH BY PEDRO

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Chapter Project

Power and passion in Prague FAMOUS FOR ITS MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE AND BRIDGES OVER THE VLTAVA RIVER, ITS COBBLED LANES AND GOLD TIPPED CHURCH SPIRES, PRAGUE OFFERS STELLAR OPPORTUNITIES FOR SKETCHERS – INCLUDING IN LESS LIKELY CORNERS. BY SUSAN ROGERS

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t’s no surprise that the USK chapter in Prague has grown from 75 members to 420 members in less than a year. They often host two events a week, allowing avid sketchers lots of choice in venues. Prague was founded in the 7th century. For those who have yet to visit, the movie Amadeus will give you a taste of this magical city. Chapter Admin, Rajesh Dhawan describes the experience of sketching in Prague as being akin to walking through history. Recently a group of six Prague USK members had the opportunity to further stretch their sketching muscles at a rehearsal of the Czech national ballet company. Raj describes his initial impressions during the warm up: “These performers began to move in this grand space in a manner unlike anything we had experienced before as sketchers.” Sitting on the floor, the sketchers felt the explosive energy from the dancers. Alua Abdramanova says, “It was a really tough challenge to catch the movement of these dancers. I must have ruined half of my sketchbook trying to figure out this problem. After a few hours, I finally started to feel satisfied. After this non-stop drawing sprint, I realized that now I can sketch anything without fear.” Amélie de Trogoff worked in watercolour which she describes as the medium of spontaneity: “I made lots of bad works but all the feeling of that day is still imprinted in my mind and I know my hands remember those quick poses.” The group agreed that while it was an ordinary work day for the dancers, it was far from a normal sketching experience. The chapter’s founder, Tom Zahradka sums up the day: “It was incredible to see first-hand how hard these ballet performers work. Spending time with them inspired me to commit myself to my illustration art career with even more dedication.”

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SKETCH BY TOM ZAHRADKA


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SKETCH BY RAJESH DHAWAN

SKETCH BY AMÉLIE DE TROGOFF

ABOVE: SKETCH BY ALUA DE TROGOFF

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Featured Chapter

People are at the heart of urban sketching BY SARAH MINTY

LYON FOURVIÈRE BY LUDIVINE ALLIGIER

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hen you speak to Ludivine Alligier, an administrator for USK Lyon, it’s clear that it is the people at the heart of urban sketching which she values the most. It was through meeting her friend, Marie Stricher, that Ludivine was introduced to urban sketching and the world of drawing.

Lyon is a historical city with many different districts and vantage points, but it’s the old district which is Ludivine’s favourite. She recommends visitors sketch in front of Église Saint-Georges. It’s not the most famous church in Lyon, “but there are less tourists, so you are more alone to sketch if you’re a beginner.”

“Marie was a teacher at the time. I wasn’t. I was a computer science engineer. She asked me to go to Lisbon to help her run a workshop and that was the beginning for me to start to get to know people and to start something that’s very important in my life now. If you’d have told me ten years ago that I would be sketching … a teacher … I would have laughed at you!” Ludivine began USK Lyon in 2009 and the group which started with 5 people has grown to over 180, with at least 40 sketchers coming to each meet-up. Beginning as a group for her students, once Ludivine opened it up she soon discovered there were lots of people in Lyon who wanted to sketch.

Ludivine’s passion for urban sketching and its community is clear and she wants everyone to get involved: “For the people that hesitate to find a meeting – just go! It’s the best way to meet people,” and if there isn’t a meeting to go to she recommends just starting one yourself. “I hesitated for a long time, but the moment I started planning meetings everything opened up and I met many people. It never stops growing, meeting people, finding new things, new ways of drawing, new places, new everything – don’t hesitate!”

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FOURVIÈRE BY MARIE STRICHER

HE MOMENT I STARTED PLANNING MEETINGS EVERYTHING OPENED UP AND I MET MANY PEOPLE. IT NEVER STOPS GROWING – LUDIVINE

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TRABOULE BY FLORENT MARBACH

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QUAIS BY CATHY FUSIER


Featured Chapter

PUCES CANAL BY LUDIVINE ALLIGIER

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QUAIS DE SAONE BY MARIE STRICHER

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OUTSIDE THE CENTRAL STATION IN STOCKHOLM, A CONSTRUCTION WORKER TAKES A SHORT BREAK, A CUP OF COFFEE AND MAYBE A CIGARETTE. I ENJOY DOING DAILY LIFE SKETCHES – STUDIES OF REAL PEOPLE IN REAL LOCATIONS. 30 DRAWING ATTENTION


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JUST RETURNING FROM A WORKSHOP IN TUSCANY, GUEST ARTIST ANDERS MOHLIN TALKS WITH MARK ANDERSON ABOUT DOODLES, LANGUAGE BARRIERS, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF STORYTELLING.

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hey found themselves, pens and brushes in hand, wandering the halls of an old hospital in Tuscany, abandoned since the late 70’s. Workshop leader Majid Modir was pointing out how light was entering the space and the visually interesting effect of perspective. “Majid would focus on those technical things and I would focus on telling a story,” laughs guest artist and Urban Sketcher Anders Mohlin. The Swedish artist laughs a lot as we chat about the USk workshop, Discovering Abandoned Places in Tuscany. He is clearly impressed by the beauty of rolling hills that envelope the surrounding landscape and fascinated by the deserted structures which workshop participants were exploring. Anders asks the sketchers to consider what stories the mood of a place conveys. “I try to get them to think about what’s happening behind those

walls, to create pictures with that in mind.” Talk to Anders for any length of time and with a chuckle he’ll tell you the importance of storytelling to his drawings. Traveling through China as a youth, he quickly understood it was no handicap to be saddled by what he admits was “poor English and no Chinese. I had to communicate and figured out I could draw pictures to do that,” he says with a smile. “You can speak to anyone with a doodle.” Led by Majid Modir and guest artists, Discovering Abandoned Places in Tuscany is a five day workshop of drawing and painting, in which participants learn watercolor techniques by exploring the character and soul of abandoned places located throughout Tuscany. Sketchers use value, contrast, and color to reveal the often overlooked beauty of things left behind. As a guest artist, Anders provided

a narrative counterpoint to the emphasis on painting technique. Comparing their styles, one is immediately struck by the contrast between Majid’s watercolors and Anders’ work. “Majid is a painter, but I’m more of a sketcher. I’m very much about having people in my sketches and he is about the place.” The differences, they discovered, provided participants with a rich combination of sketching experiences. JULY 2018 31


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RIGHT: WAITING FOR THE BOATS GOING OUT TO THE STOCKHOLM ARCHIPELAGO. OPPOSITE: WAITING FOR THE GUYS TO SWAP MY WINTER TYRES AT A LOCAL GARAGE. I’M FASCINATED BY PEOPLE DOING STUFF. IT TESTS MY IMAGE MEMORY TO TRY TO SKETCH PEOPLE WHO ARE MOVING.

ANDERS’ TIP: SKETCHING IS A WAY TO UNDERSTAND, TO LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF. I SAY TRY TO MAKE SKETCHING A HABIT. DO IT AND DO IT AGAIN AND DO IT AGAIN...AND NEVER SAY IT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH. SKETCHING IS A GATE OPENER FOR CONVERSATIONS. IT’S A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE TO COMMUNICATE WITH ANYONE, ANYWHERE.

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AT THE CENTRAL STATION OF STOCKHOLM, A TIRED MAN WITH A PLASTIC BAG.


Sketching with Abandon

SKETCH BY PEDRO ALVES A LESS FORTUNATE MAN ON A PARK BENCH IN PRAGUE. TO TRAVEL MEANS TO SKETCH. A WAY OF EXPLORING NEW PLACES AND HAVING A REST. JULY 2018 35


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CRIS FRANCHEVICH IS AN URBAN SKETCHING INSTRUCTOR WHO ENJOYS BEING SURPRISED BY HER ART AND BRINGS THAT JOY OF FRESH DISCOVERY INTO HER WORKSHOPS. SHE TELLS SUSAN SCHAFFHAUSEN ABUT HER LOVE OF WATERCOLOUR AND HOW URBAN SKETCHING HAS BECOME A FAMILY AFFAIR.

Originally from Brazil, she remembers the family moving frequently and her mother giving her an inexpensive box of colored pencils at age four, so she began drawing her world. In school, she tried oils but the lessons were strictly classical and she felt constrained. Cris knew that watercolor would be her medium from the first moment she tried it, watching the lovely surprise of the paint weaving its mystery into the paper. “I would lose interest if I knew what the results would be.”

Working over 20 years as an architect and urban planner, Cris now runs her own company doing residential remodeling. Her rendering skills as an architect were honed before drafting software became common. “I was doing this when ideas were hand-drawn and enhanced with watercolors. AutoCAD took the fun away.” She discovered Urban Sketching through a book-signing event at Wet Paint in Minnesota, where she resides and teaches.

The movement’s founder Gabi Campanario was just bringing “The Art of Urban Sketching” to public attention. While some sketchers struggle to balance family travel expectations with the need to stop frequently and paint, Cris simply made converts of her relatives. Her husband, Juan Carlos, joined Cris at the USk Symposium in Chicago and now he too is an unstoppable sketcher. Her daughter Júlia regularly attends sketch outings, and when Cris gave JULY 2018 37


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a mini-workshop in Goiania, Brazil, her niece and nephew caught the urban sketching bug as well. Teaching children fits her hopes for the future of Urban Sketching. “I think we should invite more of the younger generation to our sketching groups.” She teaches kids as young as eight with a simple demonstration of a watercolor wash and some color play. Her tip for building confidence in both children and adult sketchers is consistent practice. “There are no real shortcuts to improving; it is important to sketch every day. Start with 15 minutes.” The infectious joy that radiates from Cris when she is teaching is a great opportunity for anyone to overcoming resistance; you can’t help yourself wanting to create in the presence of her enthusiasm.

Looking at her sketches, the idea of surprise and discovery shows as the bright spot of color just beyond the viewer’s location. Up ahead, between the walls of buildings lining a narrow street is a peek of light and vibrant color, the unknown something that will be encountered if you just keep exploring. Cris teaches workshops in Brazil, where she is the USk correspondent, and just returned from Tours, France, where she shared watercolor techniques through the Sister City Program at the invitation of Tours Correspondent Stéphane Prévot. Upcoming workshops include Oslo, Norway (Aug. 25-26), and Curitiba and Caxias do Sul, Brazil (Sept. 1-2).

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WOULD LOSE INTEREST IF I KNEW WHAT THE RESULTS WOULD BE.”

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ALL SKETCHES BY CRIS

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EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING FOR THE 9TH URBAN SKETCHERS SYMPOSIUM IN PORTO PORTUGAL THIS JULY – AND ONE OF THE INSTRUCTORS IS JOHANNA KRIMMEL, FROM DARMSTADT, GERMANY. A COMMUNICATION DESIGNER, SCENOGRAPHER AND FINE ARTIST, SHE IS ALSO A FREQUENT TRAVELER, CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE, PLACES AND CULTURES SHE VISITS THROUGH SKETCHING. ANN SCHWARTZWALD FOUND OUT WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT JOHANNA’S CHOSEN MEDIUM.

FLEAMARKET AT LIEGE

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TRUE GRIT: Painting confidently with Chinese Ink


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Explaining why she doesn’t “just take a photo”, words are replaced by hearty laughter, not mocking, but struck by the profound difference between the experience of drawing and of photography, she then adds “sketching enhances the memories of the precious moments… a different way to remember.” Sketching is a necessary part of her creative process. She says it “fills up my inner library… gets me to look closely at the character of a person… drawing is my way of understanding the world around me and how things work”. At a recent Carnival of Cultures in Berlin, watching a street parade, she saw an amazing Samba dancer, whose moves were “fantastic, dynamic… I sketched him as fast as I could then sent him a photo of the sketch… he liked it so much, he said the sketch showed his soul… This is how sketching can connect people in a deeper way!” Johanna sketched alone for many years before finding the Urban Sketchers community. The difference she finds is that “on your own you do what you’re sure of, but sketching together helps one get out of your comfort zone, try new techniques and broaden your horizon in a technical way.” She was in Japan working with a calligraphy teacher and recalls “the calligraphic line is so hard! The instructor told us ‘don’t let the brush move

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HE LOVES THE BOLD, DIRTY GRITTINESS OF CONSTRUCTION SITES, DRAWING ‘OVERLOOKED THINGS THAT AREN’T SHINY OR PERFECT...THINGS WITH CHARACTER AND A STORY TO TELL...’

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you, you must move the brush’ so I just watched how she held the brush and moved the brush. This let me understand how the body movements influence how you make your mark.” She looks for a subject that has impact, grabs her with an immediacy she describes as “yummy”, that conveys a sense of delight, mystery and more. She loves the bold, dirty grittiness of construction sites, drawing “overlooked things that aren’t shiny or perfect, rusty machines, things with character and a story to tell, things old and worn and discarded… a house torn down with a single flower blooming in front… dirt, ruin, flower… possibility!” Johanna’s workshop in Porto is titled “True Grit - Painting confidently with Chinese Ink”. She says, “painting directly with Chinese ink may take a bit of courage, but once you discover the many possibilities it is very satisfying… In this workshop we will discover that black ink is not only about strong linework, but also about delicate greys and everything inbetween, which can add amazing depth to your sketch.”

JOHANNA’S TIP: SKETCH A LOT! GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE. PRACTICE CONFIDENT STROKES, REALLY FEELING THE LINE. WATCH OTHER VERY GOOD SKETCHERS AS THEY WORK, WATCHING THEIR POSTURE, HOW THEY HOLD THE PEN, HOW THEY ESTABLISH THEIR LINE. PRACTICE IS THE THING!

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Review

PARKA REVIEWS | BY TEOH YI CHIE

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Endnotes

Teoh Yi Chie is an infographics journalist who joined Urban Sketchers Singapore in 2009 –better known as Parka from Parkablogs. com a website that reviews art books and art products.

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Our Manifesto

• We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation • Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel • Our drawings are a record of time and place • We are truthful to the scenes we witness • We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles • We support each other and draw together • We share our drawings online • We show the world, one drawing at a time.

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Drawing Attention July 2018  

Drawing Attention, the official monthly zine of the Urban Sketchers organization, communicates and promotes official USk workshops, symposiu...

Drawing Attention July 2018  

Drawing Attention, the official monthly zine of the Urban Sketchers organization, communicates and promotes official USk workshops, symposiu...

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