One of the reasons why I love the International Urban Sketchers community is that no matter where you are in the world you can always find other urban sketchers to sketch with and make new friends.
We recently had three overseas sketchers visiting Perth at the same time, one from Malaysia, Singapore and Nairobi. What a treat!
Being the foodie that I am, I scheduled a sketch event that would not only feed our hungry bellies but would place us in an urban setting that would provide us with ideal urban sketching opportunities and show off our lively city.
Twilight Hawkers Market in Perth CBD
This is my favourite food market in Perth. The twilight hawker atmosphere transforms Perth CBD into a busy hawker food town of ecelectic flavours, cuisines and entertainment. They operate from October to April 4.30pm to 8.30pm every Friday night.
I was surprised to know that some of our local sketchers had never been or even heard of the markets before. I guess this highlights the benefit of being part of an urban sketchers group.
For Me Urban Sketching is all about ….
Sketching together on location in an urban setting, sharing our sketches in a non judgmental and encouraging environment, having fun, chatting and making new friends locally and all over the world and sharing sketching tips and sketching kits.
Us sketchers can get a little obsessive about our art supplies, especially our DIY ones. Our spouses, partners and non sketchy friends just don’t understand our obsession or I like to call it, great enthusiasm for our sketching supplies.
The Urban Sketchers Manifesto
- We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
- Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
- Our drawings are a record of time and place.
- We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
- We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
- We support each other and draw together.
- We share our drawings online.
- We show the world, one drawing at a time.
If you are keen to join an urban sketchers chapter in your country or state you can find one via this link or type in Urban Sketchers and then the state or name of place you are in or visiting into Google or Facebook.
Our Perth Urban Sketchers hosts monthly events and can be found here on our Facebook group. All skill levels and age are welcome to join us.
We hope to see you soon at one of our events.