Thursday, July 28, 2011
I just returned from Portugal where I attended the three day Urban Sketching Symposium (http://symposium.urbansketchers.org/) which culminated with the 32nd World Wide SketchCrawl. There were approximately 300 people sketching and painting in the Praco do Commercio. The energy that surrounds a group of people (large or small) who share the same passion for creating is infectious and inspiring.
I had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful and talented people. People I have followed online and people I will now follow. Seeing their sketchbooks in person is awesome. It was such an amazing experience. I got to see so many different styles of sketching and pick up new techniques that i cannot wait to try out.
If you get the opportunity to attend next year you should!! I hope to :)
Having just returned from the trip i am not yet unpacked. I plan to share sketches from the symposium over the next few days.
For now Check out the USK Lisbon site http://symposium.urbansketchers.org/ for other peoples' sketches, photos and videos.