Monday, August 2, 2010

A World of Knowledge at International Symposium

me on left in Urban People session (photo: © Elizabeth Alley)
Three Whidbey Island Sketchers attended the 1st International Urban Sketching Symposium in Portland, OR last week.

What an amazing experience to learn from and sketch with Urban Sketchers from every continent (except South America and Antarctica)! 

Here are four of my favorite sketches.  To see more, go to my Urban Sketching Symposium set on flickr

We gained lots of practice in twice-daily field sketching sessions.  Here are two of mine from Urban Architecture sessions (this was a fabulous store, Cargo, in the Pearl District)

More challenging architecture on final afternoon sketching a private party with band at Irving Street Kitchen in the Pearl District. 

... and Urban Color (this was my favorite field session where I tried a new color technique used by Tia Boon Sim from Singapore while sketching at Portland's Saturday Market)

... and Urban People (this one was on the train home).
For lots more about this 1st International Urban Sketching Symposium, go to the symposium blog or the symposium flickr page


  1. Fabulous work, Lisbeth! You're using color differently. Love the Cargo image! Happy to hear it was a great experience.

  2. Thx Kris! Anxious to try some of the new things I learned.