One of the joys of the internet is the number of people who put their work out there for us all to appreciate. I first became aware of a particular network of sketchers via the book, The Art of Urban Sketching, which led me to the Urban Sketchers blog.
One hundred invited artists contribute their sketches from over 30 countries in the world, drawing on location from direct observation. They are deliberately place-based drawings and depict works telling the story of where the artists live and travel. You can also donate to the site to keep its work going.
The styles, techniques and media used are different for each of the artists. Since following the blog, I have a few favourites which I’ll post about in weeks to come. Wil Freeborn features in the latest book from the Urban Sketchers stable, An Illustrated Journey.
For people like me playing at sketching and wanting to get better at it, the work of Urban Sketchers contributor Wil Freeborn’s is aspirational. This is his blog.
An Illustrated Journey is on my purchase list – another great illustrator meets place book.