The workshops that I feel I got the most out of at the symposium both gave out these great little booklets. This was really helpful to refer back to when I was out there sketching…
I have taken photos of the pages to share the fantastic info that the instructors gave me.
The day before the symposium, photo highlights
Walked up to the Castelo, loved the view. Sketched, and snapped lots of photos. Walked a
Lot! Lunch, a cheese sandwich, checked out the school and found urban Sketchers starting to mill around. Anticipating the start of the symposium!
Photo highlights of my Lisbon experience, days three and four.
Exploring Chiado on my own and day trip to Sintra with Orling
Back in the US, I’m remembering, quite fondly, my trip to Lisbon.
Leaving Portland, arriving in Lisbon and first two days there, photo highlights.
I really enjoyed Nina Johannson’s workshop, Unfinished business. She gave us a nice
little booklet with tips and exercises. The idea is to leave parts of your sketch unfinished. Draw various details, signs, etc to add more to the page. Simplify your sketch. Collect signs on a page. Leave parts of the sketch uncolored. There are probably tips I’m forgetting, but you maybe get the idea. Now, here are the sketches I did in Largo Camoes?
Day 3 highlights (wow! All I can really say is WOW! What an amazing day…what an amazing symposium!) in photos:
Highlights from day one, in photos:
Today was the beginning of the Urban Sketchers Symposium.
it was pretty exciting to check in and get our goodie bags and see people i’ve known in the blogosphere!
I started with the Urban People session with Veronica Lawlor.
we went in to Powell’s where you can always find lots of people, even at 9 am on a Thursday morning.
robbie and i got caught sketching
and as you can tell, we’re all bloggers around these parts!
My second session was architecture with Simo Capecchi
many of us took refuge in the shade
until we went up on the roof of the ecotrust building!
Stay tuned…more symposium fun to come!