雑木林の隙間から燃料タンクを見たあの夏の朝

[中座志保(アメリカ・ロサンゼルス)作】夏の朝、雑木林の間から燃料タンクを見たとき...そこには物語が待っていた、だから私は少女が通りかかるところをスケッチしたのだ。このシーンは、スタジオジブリのアニメに登場するようなものを思い出させる......。スペースシャトルの燃料タンクET-94をまた見てきました(1ヶ月ほど前に到着したときにスケッチした後)。今はCalifornia Science Centerで休んでいますが、Los Angeles County Natural History Museumで行われたLos Angeles Nature Festというイベントに呼ばれて絵を描いた時にこの景色を発見しました(他の [...] 続きを読む

ロサンゼルス・アーバン・ネイチャー・フェスト

[アメリカ・カリフォルニア州・ロサンゼルスにて 中座志保撮影】先週末、ロサンゼルス郡立自然史博物館から、スケッチ仲間と共にLAネイチャーフェストのイベントに招待され、光栄に思っています。ネイチャー・ガーデンでたくさんの色や形の植物が咲いているのを見て、都会の真ん中にありながら、この地域の生物多様性に感謝する気持ちになりました。スケッチする場所を探しているときに、ドクトルにシャドーガーデンを紹介されました。これは、博物館の敷地内にあるネイチャーガーデンの中にある小さな生息地で、鳥が自由に餌を食べられるようになっています。鳥たちは [...]...

Looking back at my sketches

by Shiho Nakaza, Los Angeles, California USA Here’s something to reflect upon as I close out the year…. I found an old sketchbook while cleaning out my place. It is Handbook panorama sketchbook with watercolor paper, and I had a few sketches in it and the rest was blank. Remembering that I didn’t like the way watercolor behaved on this sketchbook, I still decided to use it again. This time around, I really enjoyed how watercolor flows on the page. By coincidence, the first watercolor I did and the last watercolor I did in this sketchbook were of the same place (The Getty Center), around the same time (sunset in […]

レッドパス・ミュージアムで水彩画のスケッチをする

By Marc Taro Holmes in Montreal, QC Yesterday was fourth Sunday sketching with our drawing group Urban Sketchers Montreal. With the fall chill in the air, we returned to the Redpath Museum. Blog readers will know, I love a chance to draw from taxidermy animals and mounted skeletons. So this was just a relaxing day for me. Here we have a Cormorant, Puffin and Egret, along with a common farmyard Chicken skeleton. I didn’t note what kind of bird skull that was – it was only about an inch long – the drawing is bigger than the real thing. This outing I felt like some free-sketching in brush and watercolor. […]

USKモントリオールとアステカ考古学をスケッチする

マーク・タロー・ホームズ著、モントリオール、QC [小さな「仮面」-割れたテラコッタの器の一部。青年期、老年期、そして死期を迎えた男が描かれている]。先日、USK:MTLのスケッチャーたちは、ポワンタカリエール博物館でアステカ文化の展示を見るために集まりました。なんと魅力的なショーなのでしょう。今はもう閉館していますが、私たちは展示の最終日にドローイングのために集まりました。このような素晴らしい作品集をモントリオールで見ることができて、ラッキーでした。もちろん、メキシコシティで見ることのできる作品のミニチュア版ですが、それでも感動的です。私はいつも古代のデザインの想像力とユニークなセンスに触発されています[...]を

ダリッチ・ピクチャー・ギャラリー:都会のオアシス

If you have never been, the Dulwich Picture Gallery is a fabulously green and calm space, tucked away in the midst of the busy, grubbiness of South London. We went on Friday, to see the Art and Life show, which was probably the most inspiring exhibition I have seen since the jaw-droppingly fantastic Hockney show at the Royal Academy. It was a lovely sunny day, so we had lunch outside then, buzzing with excitement, I had to sit on the grass and do some quick paintings.  Once I had got it out of my system sufficiently to carry on with real life, we set of to do battle with rush-hour […]

スケッチャーが作家とスケッチクロールを共有する!?

I was invited to run a SketchCrawl in Manchester a couple of weeks ago, by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. I had told them about Urban Sketching during a lecture at their conference a while back. We spent the day at Manchester’s science museum MOSI, which is a great place. You could spent a year sketching in there and still not scratch the surface. It was challenging though: lots of stuff crammed into the space. The building itself is lovely too. I must go back and tackle the Victorian ceiling above this tri-plane: There are fantastic views out of the windows at the top too: Because SCBWI […]

ナショナル・ギャラリーでスケッチ

John and I had a little trip to London last week. We mostly spent the time in museums but we also had an afternoon in the National Gallery. Obviously the paintings were wonderful and inspiring, but the building itself is lovely, so I sat on the floor (resting my sore feet) and whipped out my paints: I was not at all sure that painting was allowed (and have since found out it isn’t!), so was waiting to be told off the whole time, especially as their were attendants about. Maybe it’s because by then it was nearly closing time, but they left me alone just long enough to get these […]

42nd World Wide SketchCrawl Day at Manchester University Museum

Unlike the lucky folks living in warm, sunny climes, SketchCrawl North decided it would be prudent to spend World Wide SketchCrawl Day indoors. We’ve done Sheffield’s museums to death, so we took the train to Manchester, to the natural history museum.  The museum is a real treasure and much bigger than I expected. It’s stuffed full with all sorts. As you can see, I really got into the skeletons.  One room was dominated by a massive T-Rex (the favourite of all the children visitors):  One of my favourites was the elephant skeleton. I had no idea that inside their big, stubby feet, they have the bones for long toes: As well as skeletons and […]

ゲフリー美術館 USkミートアップ、ロンドン

Nathan Brenvilleの組織的な努力のおかげで、今日、ロンドンのスケッチャーたちはロケハンのために集まりました。これはGeffrye美術館でお茶を飲んだ後の一団と、その外観を描いた私の本の見開きです。Geffrye Museum, Kingsland road, London, watercolour in 19×19 cm Seawhite of Brighton sketchbook and some more Geffrye Museum love from back 2009: ... ...