One of the recent Urban Sketchers Challenges was 'something indicative/symbolic/iconic of your local area'. I thought that I'd have a go at sketching our fun and very funky Rubik's Cube public toilets down on the foreshore. It was early in the morning on my way to work, so not a lot of time to fiddle about and procrastinate...a good thing for me!
Urban Sketchers (or USK) is a not-for-profit grassroots global community of sketchers, dedicated to raising the storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting it's practice and connecting people around the world who sketch where they live and travel.
It's also about getting outside, participating in life as it happens and being fully in the moment, as opposed to staying in the studio and painting from a photo. It's more about the experience and less about the sketch.
• 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.
You can see more about USK Australia on the blog -australia.urbansketchers.org
or the facebook page - facebook.com/groups/uskaus/