11 de ene. de 2015

EVENTO "Moleskine Words"

Hola Sketchers! Feliz año Nuevo a todos!


Estamos invitados a participar en un evento organizado por la 

Libreria Internacional, Multiplaza, Escazu 

21 de enero 2015, 7-9pm


La idea es - por supuesto - dibujar durante el evento y participar en la actividad "Moleskine Words" 



Estan cordialmente invitados y esperamos verlos!
Traigan sus materiales para dibujar!





Hi Sketchers! Happy New Year to all of you!

We've been invited to participate in a promotional event for Moleskine Journals and Sketchbooks:


Libreria Internacional, Multiplaza, Escazu 

January 21st 2015, 7-9pm


The idea is to draw during the event and to participate in an activity called "Moleskine Words" 



Don't forget to bring your sketching materials!

We hope to see you there!



6 de dic. de 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


URBAN SKETCHERS CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS OF ON-LOCATION SKETCHING AND STORYTELLING

Seattle, WA, 06 December 2014 – Urban Sketchers.org, a non-profit organization, is celebrating its fifth anniversary since incorporating on December 6, 2009. Its mission is to promote on-location sketching and to connect people around the world who enjoy urban sketching. Wildly successful, the international community of urban sketchers is estimated at 50,000+ and almost 14 million page views on the Urban Sketchers (USk) blog.

Seattle-based journalist and illustrator Gabriel Campanario launched the group in 2007 by creating an online community of urban sketches on Flickr.com. Sketchers scan their drawings and share them on the group’s Flickr siteFacebook page or blog. The idea went viral. So far communities of sketchers have formed 60 regional chapters in 29 countries.

"Urban Sketchers is growing because sketchers are finding each other where they live and travel.” says Membership Director, Jessie Chapman. “Members are building relationships and communities with people who share the same interests, both online and at our events."  

USk raises the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing with workshops and events held all around the world. USk has organized five international symposiums in Portland, USA; Lisbon, Portugal; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Barcelona, Spain and Paraty, Brazil.

The 2015 Symposium will be held in Singapore July 22-25. Organizers expect 250+ attendees from around the world.

“Artists of all ages and skill levels have stories to tell,” says founder Gabi Campanario. “Urban Sketchers is a free group that provides a platform for them to renew their love of drawing and to learn more about storytelling.”

To find out more about Urban Sketchers or to locate a regional chapter near you, visit urbansketchers.org.

USk is a 501(c)(3)  non-profit organization. Donations are used to foster educational opportunities for sketching enthusiasts with workshops, events and symposiums. Donations made in the United States may be tax deductible.

Press Contact:
Brenda Murray
Communications Director
Urban Sketchers

10 de nov. de 2014

Sketchmorning in Escazu


Out on Friday to sketch in the town of Escazu, which still has a lot of old adobe houses.



 This is a little restaurant (soda) decorated with onions. This place is so inviting and the food is quite good, too.

1 de nov. de 2014

Is it already time?


Christmas decoration in town. 


I decided to try to pay more attention to light and dark values and therefore to leave the colors in the bag. An exercise in abstraction!



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23 de set. de 2014

Dental office in corner house of Boulevard Pavas, San Jose, Costa Rica

Another sketch done from the passenger seat of a car. In some areas, it seems safer to be somewhere inside, than sitting on the sidewalk. We blocked the right lane for about half an hour, before my sketch buddy, Izzy, also the driver of the car, decided it was time to leave the scene and make room for driving cars. Colors were added later at Starbucks.