December 1st, 2015

Bea McNally’s in Hackettstown

Artist: France Belleville-Van Stone Artist Statement: Because I rarely do a “pre-sketch” in pencil, I often end up with second or third attempts on one page. There is something healthy about keeping the failed drawings close at hand, to be reminded of where they went wrong. The construction lines cannot be erased as they were […]

October 16th, 2015

Beautiful Woman

BEAUTIFUL WOMAN Artist: Jorge Santiago, Jr., United States Artist Statement: I enjoy drawing people more than anything, and when I saw this woman at the store I wished I had my sketchbook on me. I drew this after coming home, the image still strong in my mind. I remembered the woman’s outfit, the hair, the […]

May 21st, 2015

Imperator Furiosa

Artist: Allison Sohn, United States In a typically masculine-oriented summer blockbuster,” Mad Max: Fury Road” stands out for its unapologetic feminist streak. The film has compelling female characters, especially Imperator (“Commander”) Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron. Imperator Furiosa is the focus of this illustration along with other female characters in the film. This is […]

April 6th, 2015

Flinders Street Station, Melbourne

Artist: Patrick Ng, Singapore Artist Statement: I sketched this drawing on location on the corner of Swanston & Flinders St. in the gorgeous city of Melbourne when we visited in December. I usually sketch direct with my Hero fountain pen (with fude nib), loaded with Noodler’s Bulletproof Black ink. So I stood there under the […]

December 20th, 2014

REPORT FROM A WINNER Canadian artist Owen Swain was one of the winners of our recent Holiday Giveaway. Owen posted about receiving his prize this week along with a drawing about it. The drawing is part of Owen’s daily drawing challenge which he celebrates during the Advent season. Here’s Owen’s report:

“I can hardly believe […]

September 16th, 2014

Sci-Fi Temptress

SCI-FI TEMPTRESS Illustrator Trev Stair has a great has a collection of interesting portraits in his sketchbooks .This one is of the character Rachael, the femme fatale character in the 1982 film “Blade Runner”.

Trev’s report: “I’ve always been a fan of Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner”, so it was really fun to draw Sean Young’s […]

August 6th, 2014

Commonwealth Games Sculpture

Wil Freeborn is an artist and Urban Sketchers correspondent living in Scotland. This is a report Wil sent us about an urban art installation celebrating the Commonwealth Games which ended last week in Glasgow: “I studied Environmental Art at Glasgow Art School but later pursued a career in design. I’ve been moving into illustration and […]