Hello everybody! Today is very hot here in Italy, and I’ve to stay at home to study for my exams :( . This afternoon, during a small pause, I’ve discovered some new amazing blogs that I started to follow, and I decided to share with you the websites and the blogs I’m following. So I’m starting right now a new series of articles that will features Blogs and Websites about artists, arts and photography that I consider interesting. I’m following the example of Christine (Temptalia, make up blog) who is sharing new links in her series “Sunday Link Love“. The first website that I’m featuring today is Urban Sketchers.
Urban Sketchers is an artists community, born in 2007 on Flickr. During that year, Gabriel Campanario noticed that lots of people were sharing their location sketches on the web, and decided to start a Flickr group to collect and show the urban sketches from every part of the world; then he created a by-invitation group blog where invited artist can share their urban drawings from all over the world, and the project grew up collecting sketches, studies and inspirational drawing, with tons of visits and magazines features.
I think Urban Sketchers is an stunning idea, and I suggest you to check this website to get tons of inspiration and landscapes from all over the world.
Anyone can join the community, you just need a Flickr account where you can post your drawings. Then, you have to join Urban Sketchers flickr group to share your location drawings, comment other’s sketches and take part in discussions.
They also have a Workshop Program to help artists improving in location sketching, and they organize courses in many countries, with different teachers.
If you want to contribute to the blog posts, you need some requirements:
- Being a blog correspondent is only by invitation;
- Your work can show quality, style and originality, skills and visual storytelling.
- Geographic location is important,so the blog will be as various as possible.
- A certain level of regularity for blog posting is required (minimum once a month); and participation to community life with feedbacks and suggestions for fellow and young sketchers is important too.
So, if you want to be a correspondent and you meet these requirements, you can join their flickr group and start posting your drawings, I’m sure they will notice you. If you need more informations, read here.
I find that Urban Sketchers project is wonderful, I can’t stop staring at these drawing, ad looking for the places where I live or that I’ve visited. What about you?