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Urban Sketching


The Urban Sketchers are an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to fostering a global community of artists who practice on-location drawing. 

"Our mission is to raise the artistic, storytelling and educational value of on-location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world..."

In 2007, a global community of urban sketchers began to form when Seattle-based journalist and illustrator Gabriel Campanario created an online forum "for all sketchers out there who love to draw the cities where they live and visit, from the window of their homes, from a cafe, at a park, standing by a street corner...always on location, not from photos or memory." 

A year later, Campanario invited a group of sketchers to share their drawings and storytelling in a blog, Urban Sketchers, where readers could "See the World, One Drawing at a Time". The blog helped the community gain visibility and inspired drawing enthusiasts from all over to sketch in the spirit of the Urban Sketchers' Manifesto.


New Orleans, Louisiana

Joined the Urban Sketchers in July 2017

The Magic Cottage on Octavia Street, Uptown New Orleans, May 2018

View from our porch, Uptown New Orleans, July 26th, 2017

Our Porch, Uptown New Orleans, July 16th, 2017

Laurel St at Arabella St, Uptown New Orleans, July 4th, 2017

Carillon Beach, Florida, June 2017

Captured from my studio balcony at 8237 Oak Street, New Orleans, 2017

Canal Street, View from Palace Cafe, New Orleans, 2009