Urban Sketchers offer an original world view

If you like seeing the urban scene through the eyes of illustrators, artists and sketchers, then you may want to check out a new site.

About a year ago, Seattle journalist and illustrator Gabi Campanario formed a group on Flickr to collect interesting sketches from different places. Today, he launched Urban Sketchers, "a community of artists around the world who draw the people and places of the cities where they live and travel to." It's a place of colour and personal expression; a great way to experience world cities through the eyes of those who live in them. The site has an interesting section which features an up-close look at each of the contributors. See Meet the Correspondents.

My sketch here is looking north from the marina at Queen's Quay near Spadina Avenue in Toronto. The Island Airport is at my back from this position. It was a cold, windy day Wednesday and in the few minutes I had to draw this, I had to keep putting my hands back in my gloves. The boats won't be here for long. Most of them will be moved to winter storage within the next week or two.

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  1. Non ho trovato il nuo nome nel"Meet the correspondents"

  2. Ma scherziamo!....ci vorra' molto tempo e molti scarabocchi prima che potro' ambire a quel livello. Il gruppo e' veramente interessante.