Thursday, June 19, 2014

Urban Sketchers Chicago 2014


As mentioned in my previous post, Christina, Nora, Carla and I attended the Urban Sketchers Seminar in Chicago.  Christina posted a photo of the group and a sampling of our sketches on the Cincinnati Illustrator blog earlier this week.  I love seeing everyone's individual style.

It is funny because I feel like I tried some new things in these sketches that pushed me out of my comfort zone (i.e. using marker, not using ink), but in the end they still look pretty much like all my other sketches.  I also really tried to loosen up (some might say unsuccessfully).  I think it is hard to loosen up without getting messy or sloppy.  It is something I am hoping to work on more.  In the end I didn't really come away with any particular sketch that I loved, but at least I tried some new techniques and met a lot of really cool people.  And I finally got to visit Chicago which I loved!

(click images to enlarge)

Clark St. Bridge

Christ the Savior Church (LaSalle Dr.)

Newberry Library

Carmine's

3 comments:

Christina Wald said...

I think the Christ the Savior Church is my favorite. I love how you handled the trees.

Barbara Weeks said...

Love your sketches from the USK Chicago sketch seminar! It was a great weekend. Any time you're in Chicago and want a sketching partner just let us know and we'll try to set up a meeting.

Nessy said...

Thanks Barbara! Hopefully we can get together next time I am up in Chicago. Same goes for you if you visit Cincinnati!