Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Reminder- December 1

We are pleased to announce the first official Urban Sketchers event in Sydney. We plan to hold monthly events from now on and our goal is to show Sydney to the world one drawing at a time.

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WHERE: Paddington Reservoir Gardens
Cnr Oxford Street and Oatley Road Paddington
See here for more details

WHEN: Saturday 01 December
9.30am  (for 10.00 start) - 12.30pm
(lunch and afternoon sketching are optional and wil be determined on the day)

Everyone welcome. No need to RSVP… just turn up!
For transportation options visit Transport Info
Wet weather - there is some shelter but there will always some sketchers out sketching regardless of weather!

Leave a message below or contact me on email above for more details (or if you want my mobile number)

Don't forget to check out and join our Urban Sketchers Australia flickr group and/or Urban Sketchers Australia facebook group to stay in touch and share your sketches.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Wendy's Secret Garden, Lavender Bay, Sydney

Wendy's Secret Garden, Lavender Bay, Sydney by david.jack

This is a sketch from from Wendy's Secret Garden in Lavender Bay.  It used to be
a wasteland from the railway company. Today is one of the more unique places in Sydney. 
I was living next to it for four years. 

In the drawing one of the eight sketchers that decided expend there our 

Sunday enjoying of a beautiful day. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sydney city Alissa Duke

Today I met up with fellow sketchers (Lisa , Kaz  Meegan) at Westfield shopping centre in Sydney CBD up on the Level Five foodcourt in a quiet corner and stayed there ALL DAY ! . We all got lots done in our Sketchbooks Projects . I have almost finished mine, so once I completed the cover, I sketched  my food and also the views up Castlereagh Street and then up Market Street to Hyde Park. .  

We were very fortunate to have lots of light, sitting out of the main foodcourt and had spectacular views .  I experimented with watercolour pencil only scene and then ink only scene.

I am really pleased with the layout of the page . This is one of the "lessons" I learnt from the Sketchbook Project : to draw details close up (because I am better at them ) and provide context in the background ( because I am not as good with them) .

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sydney Open

Historic Houses Trust of NSW held "Sydney Open" on the weekend. Several buildings around the city opened their doors to the general public to have a look around. I managed a few with the Sydney Sketch Club on Friday night and then on my own all day Sunday.

If you would like to see more of my sketches from this weekend as well as read more details please visit my blog. Cheers.