I am an Urban Sketcher

When I embarked on my art adventure in January 2014, I never imagined that I’d discover and settle into a “global movement” – Urban Sketching. Yet, here I am, an urban sketcher with dozens of passionate like-minded friends from around the globe. They are my new “tribe” of insatiable sketch addicts, unapologetic art supply junkies, and just plain ordinary extraodinary people with open minds and big hearts.

If you are curious, urban sketching is a global movement spread through the Urban Sketching website. It is best described by their statement “see the world, one drawing at a time” and their manifesto:

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

Some of my urban sketches

12734006_10153208250796504_8403279081903275427_n
First Sketch Meet with Yolanda

 

11892173_10152888299656504_2903881609659849130_n
Across the street series – Neighbour’s house

 

 

Textile
Trinidad Textile Factory in Arima, Trinidad & Tobago – Just about every born and bred Arimian worked here at some time.

 

12832432_10153259039786504_3485859071545101080_n
Trough an open door

 

13087371_10153350850821504_1251890483545090109_n
A soiled and damaged baby chair and other stuff waiting for the garbage truck

 

 

 

13241232_10153390192066504_3963639959233392271_n
Inspired by a long wait at a traffic light on the way back from visiting my son.

 

 

EDM81 streetlight

13174080_10153372627886504_3152617836440147211_n
A mother fiddling with her phone while waiting for her children who were playing games in the arcade in Trincity Mall.

 

 

macaripe
Abandoned and falling apart –  St. Chad’s Church on Macaripe Road.

 

Like many others, I hesitated to own the title – you know how it is with these things – but no more. I am ready and proud to embrace it.

I may not always stick slavishly to the fine points of the Urban Sketchers’ manifesto. Nevertheless, I sketch the “stuff” (things, people, places, events) of my life in particular and the broader landscape of life in general.

officialbannerUSKlogoforsite      My name is Cheryl and I am an Urban Sketcher.

There, I’ve said it and it feels oh so good.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “I am an Urban Sketcher

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s