• Day 2: Learning from the Masters

    3 monthes ago - By Urban Sketchers

    [By Rita Sabler, Symposium Correspondent, in Porto] Spilling my coffee and rushing out the door this morning I make my way to Alfandega where students are starting to gather around volunteers holding up the signs with the names of the workshops. I sketch the commotion as I frantically search for the first workshop I am covering.
    Archisketcher's Guide to Sketching the Big Picture Using Rule of Thirds by Simone Ridyard I have always been a fan of Simone Ridyard's loose web-like linework, her minimalist approach to color, the organic dialogue between her linework and her washes, and her keen...
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  • Symposium, day 2: Workshops at breakfast, Demos for tea

    Symposium, day 2: Workshops at breakfast, Demos for tea

    3 monthes ago - By Urban Sketchers

    [By Paulo Mendes, Symposium Correspondent, in Porto]
    Second day of Symposium, first day of workshops. This brave correspondent trio of yours had organized itself in order to attend most if not all of them along the next days. I was still unsure on my approach into what may be the Symposium's staple activity: What to sketch or write, which angle or point of view? Well, this should be like the act of sketching itself: If you practice you will figure. And so I joined one of the twenty seven groups that gathered at the Alfândega doorstep, identifiable by the signal holded by a volonteer that...
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