Urban Sketcher

Documenting urban life in Vancouver and beyond.

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You can find me on Instagram these days

Posted on Jul 2, 2017 in Vancouver | 0 comments

I find it much easier at the moment to post my sketches on Instagram, so please find me there if you are interested. I may revive this blog again at some point because I enjoy writing as well as drawing.

A quick sketch while on my bike doing an errand. Well, I did get off the bike for half an hour to do this drawing.

At Pallet Coffee Roasters in my neighbourhood.

This was drawn during a Vancouver Urban Sketchers meetup at the Convention Centre. The group I started in March 2013 is now over 4 years old and has 1917 members as of today! Yes, that is correct — nineteen hundred seventeen.

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A video about my sketching technique by Opus Art Supplies

Posted on Jul 1, 2017 in Vancouver | 0 comments

Opus Art Supplies asked me to demonstrate my urban sketching approach, specifically my panorama drawing technique. It was challenging for me to think about what it is I actually do when I draw, but I came up with something that I hope is helpful. Everyone has their own methods. I do know about traditional perspective drawing but I don’t tend to use those principles every often. Mostly I use the pen measuring method as shown here, but with the twist of holding it really close to my eye and sitting close to my subject — this is how I seem to get a bit of a fish eye effect that reflects closely what my eye sees.

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