I discovered this morning (thanks to Amazon’s recommendation) a new blog to follow. There’s an organization of “Urban Sketchers” who have determined their goal is to sketch the moment as a form of drawn documentary. Considering that my greatest struggles from DRAW 100 were in gesturing and line work, this organization seems like one I’d really benefit from observing and working with. I love that it holds the same once-upon-a-time ideal that I had as a graduate student in UC Berkeley’s photodocumentary program – to preserve life unscripted and everunfolding.
From the website (http://www.urbansketchers.org):
Our mission is to raise the artistic, storytelling and educational value of on-location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel.
There’s a Washington, D.C. chapter called Sketch Crawl DC who hold meet ups once a month. I think my daughter and I might be frequent crawlers in the near future. This is exactly what I need to develop my sequential art skills.