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October 16th, 2017

Holland Hotel Courtyard

Artist: Tim Oliver, United States Artist Statement: Sketching is a huge part of my art! Every finished watercolor piece that I do, begins its life as a sketch of some sort in my sketchbook. This is a sketch of the courtyard of the historic Holland Hotel in Alpine, Texas. It was drawn directly from observation […]

June 11th, 2017

Wat Po Temple, Bangkok

Artist: Patrick Ng, Singapore Artist Statement: This piece was done during a Southeast Asia regional Sketchwalk held in Bangkok. The atmosphere was somber because it was still during the first 100-days mourning period of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who had then recently passed on. I was blown away by the grandness of the whole palace […]

May 1st, 2017

Iglesia del Divino Salvador, Sevilla

ARTIST: Alfonso Garcia Garcia, Spain The baroque Salvador Church is the second largest church of Seville after its Cathedral. It was built on the site of the city’s main mosque and some of its Moorish elements are still to be found in the church’s design.

MEDIA: Watercolor and ink SURFACE: Gamma Series – Heavyweight – […]

February 3rd, 2017

Old Shop Façade

Artist: Reham Moniem, Egypt Artist statement: Sketching architecture, especially old buildings, interests me and as an interior designer my architectural background helped me. That’s why every sketchbook I have is filed with lots and lots of old building sketches. This one is not a particular shop I saw and then sketched; rather, it’s a combination […]

January 4th, 2017

The Strasbourg Astronomical Clock

Artist: Cristina Urdiales, Spain Artist Statement: I sketched this piece during a summer holiday trip to Strasbourg in August, 2016. This clock is inside the cathedral. [Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg, Alsace, France]. There are lots of people around and it only gets illuminated for five minutes now and then, so I had to work very […]

October 19th, 2016

Larry Marshall Reviews “5-Minute Sketching: Architecture” by Liz Steel

The following are excerpts from Larry Marshall’s review of a new book about sketching by Liz Steel, the Australian Urban Sketcher luminary.

“I have followed Liz Steel’s blog and Facebook posts for several years. She’s been one of the most giving artists within our sketching world. She’s also one of the best. I’ve taken all […]

October 16th, 2016

Washington Square Arch

Artist: Mike Daikubara, United States Artist Statement: The Arch in Washington Square Park in NYC. Drawn early in the morning on the S&B Beta series, laying down color washes first with a mop brush/Holbein colors, blowing on it to speed up drying time :), then going in the various details with a fine Micron pen. […]

June 9th, 2016

Chiesa di San Zaccaria, Venice

ARTIST: Jorge Moscoso Pantoja, Bolivia ARTIST STATEMENT: For me, drawing is the way to most effective way to achieve a deep state of contemplation. A time in which external things disappear and one is immersed in a relaxing activity. With my drawings, I have the opportunity to analyze the proportions, forms, lights and shadows of […]

June 3rd, 2016

Chapel

Artist: Moh’d Bilbeisi, United States Artist Statement: This watercolor was done as a quick sketch on the pages of my S&B journal. Paint was allowed to run and I changed its value to give it a form. The most important part was the pitched roof and the glass façade, again, they were allowed to run […]

February 23rd, 2016

San Xavier Mission, Tucson

Artist: Thomas W. Schaller, United States ‪#‎thomaswschaller‬ Thank you Tom for posting this dramatic study of the historic 18th century Arizona mission. It’s amazing how much of a value range you are able to get with just a pencil!

MEDIUM: Pencil SURFACE: Beta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Cold Press […]