Valladolid Tower Cathedral

View of the Tower Cathedral from University Square on the city of Valladolid, Spain. On the middle of the square the monument to Miguel de Cervantes, the famous Quijote’s writer AuthorJose Carlos Alonso


Inspired by the beautiful drawings series of Simo Cappechi’s “Napoli Verticale” I offered myself the time to sit and stay at a small alley in the city center. After a while, a person popped up on the window looking down at what I was doing… “I’m in Naples, right in the historic city center… am […]

Hit the beach

  [by Murray Dewhurst in New Zealand]I always get a kick out of showing beach sketches at the this time of year when many of you are locked deep in winter. Ii know, I know, I’ll be drooling over you summer sketches soon too as the seasons change! We spent New Years week up the […]

Volunteer Instagram Team Member Position Open

Join the USk Instagram team! Urban Sketchers is seeking a volunteer with a social media background who is experienced in operating the full line of Instagram features. Team members work closely with the Social Media Coordinator and are part of a supportive and friendly team. Please send a brief letter of interest describing your Instagram […]

Summer Workshop at Madeline Island in WI, USA

Join renowned USK instructors Maru Godàs, Paul Wang, Santi Sallés, and Suhita Shirodkar in August for a unique, immersive experience where you will learn techniques in a variety of media.

Observing games at home on TV

[By Kumi Matsukawa in Kanagawa, Japan] Tokyo2020 games started from July 23rd. Since the situation with Covid-19 is still grim, no public viewing monitors are placed in the public spaces in Tokyo and some other locations in order to prevent the locations getting crowded. Restaurants and bars are highly requested not to serve alcoholic beverages […]

Tales from the riverbank

[By Lis Watkins in London] People. People meeting friends. People drinking a coffee. People taking a stroll. People enjoying a little sunshine on a chilly day. People chatting. Me drawing. And eavesdropping. An almost ‘normal’ day in London, as the third lockdown begins to be eased.

Drawing Attention April 2021

Remember to select FULL SCREEN. To read Drawing Attention as a scrollable pdf, click HERE. Recuerda seleccionar PANTALLA COMPLETA. Para leer Drawing Attention como pdf, pincha AQUÍ. N’oubliez pas de sélectionner l’option ‘Plein Écran’. Pour lire Drawing Attention en PDF, cliquer ICI.

Windsor Green

 [by Javier de Blas in La Rioja, Spain] We walk around the La Grajera reservoir, in Logroño. The daylight is already spring and the color of the water attracts me, I return to it every little bit. That bluish green (emerald, turquoise, viridian …?) contrasts with the dryness of the sand and Mediterranean scrub, it has […]

Kopiko Aotearoa – last few days

[By Murray Dewhurst in New Zealand].   Kopiko Aotearoa Day 10 — starts very early and, like day 7, it starts with armed hunters. I stir to the thump of boot steps on the hut veranda and a hunter enters with his head torch pointed into my bleary eyes at 1.30am. They announce they’re up […]