Tuesday, 24 June 2014

At the Illustrators' Fair

I took part in the Ilustrators’ Fair in Granary Square, Kings Cross at the weekend.  It was organised by the ‘House of Illustration’ which opens there on July 2nd.  Of course as well as chatting to other illustrators, it was a great opportunity to sketch! 


Monday, 23 June 2014

Drawings Events Happening Soon

Hello everyone,

there are a couple of sketchcrawls/group drawing sessions both minor and major happening in the next few weeks - please feel free to come along to any or all of them!

Saturday June 28th - Brimmington Park Festival,  Peckham (near Old Kent Road)
In conjunction with the Drawing London on Location Group we'll be milling around the area making sketches of this small and vibrant community festival, and encouraging people to display their sketchbooks at our stall.
For more info, see http://www.meetup.com/Drawing-London-on-Location/events/189312502/
and http://www.brimmington-green.co.uk/

Monday, July 7th - Tour De France
It's likely to be very crowded so meeting up may prove difficult, so instead we're encouraging sketchers to find convenient spots along the route, all the way from the borders of Essex to Buckingham Palace and then share your drawings of the cyclists, the spectators etc on our Flickr group, or on Twitter with the hashtag: #drawdefrance
If you do want to try meeting up with our correspondents, Lis Watkins will be at the Fan Park not far from the finish line, in Green Park, central London for most of the afternoon, and Evelyn Rowland will be covering the Waterworks Roundabout in Waltham Forest around 2pm, whilst Katherine Tyrrell will be in the Westfield/Stratford area. Leave a comment or email the general email address for their contact details.
For more info see https://www.tfl.gov.uk/campaign/tour-de-france-2014

Saturday 12th July - 44th Worldwide Sketchcrawl - Portobello Road
In conjunction with both the USK Oxford Workshop and the Drawing London on Location meetup.com group, we hope this will be a big one! Join us in the Notting Hill area for some outdoor summer sketching!
More details here: http://www.sketchcrawl.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=11882

We will be posting reminders nearer the time

See you soon!


Thursday, 5 June 2014

James Hobbs at Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Meet James Hobbs (author of Sketch Your World ) in Stoke Newington

In the foyer of Stoke Newington Town Hall (next to Clissold Park)

from 12 noon on Sunday 8th June

Adults and children welcome - get your drawings tweeted!

Sketchbooks by Seawhite of Brighton available
free on first come, first served basis


Monday, 2 June 2014

Barbican Centre, London EC2

Lauderdale Tower and Defoe House at the Barbican Centre

Our sketchcrawl from Timberyard Old Street towards Shoreditch was a triumph of meteorological optimism on 24 May: the rain held off (occasionally) and using the Barbican Centre as a giant umbrella over lunchtime saved us getting too sodden. It was great to see familiar and new faces, and to see the drawings people have posted on the Flickr site. Thanks to Nathan, once more, for his organisational feats.
I'll be at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival on Sunday 8 June from 12 noon with copies of Sketch Your World for an informal, free, drop-in and drop-out drawing event in our corner of north London. There's more about it here. No tickets required, and there are free sketchbooks courtesy of Seawhites while stocks last. I'll be glad to see you there.