Clermont-Ferrand Travel Sketchbooks Festival

I’m back in Seattle after a whirlwind trip to Clermont-Ferrand, a city in central France boasting the picturesque (medieval churches), the industrial (Michelin), the outdoorsy (snowcapped volcanoes!) and the best-known travel-sketchbooks festival in the world, Rendez-Vous Carnet de Voyage. Thousands…

Celebrating 10 years of Urban Sketchers Portugal

Urban Sketchers Portugal invited me to join their 10th anniversary celebrations in Lisbon last week. About 150 sketchers from all over the country attended. And like any time you are with fellow urban sketchers, the shared enthusiasm for on-location sketching…

Small Sketchbook, Big Drawings (in Amsterdam)!

Too big to draw. Too little time. Those thoughts may stop an urban sketcher from attempting to capture awesome scenes. Yet it can be done quickly if you learn to scale things down properly. That’s the gist of the workshop…