USk National Meeting in Brazil 2019 with workshops!

Happy to invite all Urban Sketchers to the annual National Meeting of USK Brazil’19!! This year’s meeting will be held in the historic city of Ouro Preto (state Minas Gerais) – the cradle of Brazilian baroque, from 20 to 23 of June. The event gathers 250-350 participants, every day includes 2 locations for sketching and […]

Bloquinhos de Carnaval

[Guest Post by Heloise Delavenne in Belo Horizonte, Brasil] Every year, for a few days during the Carnaval, the entire population of Brazil becomes crazy! This event is an amusing experience even if you are not a Brazilian citizen. Carnaval occurs during summertime, as we are in the Southern Hemisphere. During Carnaval, everyone looks forward […]

My Brazil Sketchbooks

 By Liz Steel, in Brazil When I saw Marc and Gabi’s posts last week of a few Brazil sketches that hadn’t been scanned, I suddenly realised I never got around to finishing my posting on my Brazil trip. So here are my sketchbooks (I filled 3 x A4 moleskines of them) in one! It seems […]

Out There with Paul McCartney!

By Eduardo Bajzek in Sao Paulo, Brazil Last night I went to a Paul McCartney concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil , from his “Out There” tour. I got a hard time, waiting for almost three hours in a huge line! It was pouring rain all the time! However, once inside the stadium, I put myself […]

Two days in São Paulo, a brief architectural tour

by Simo Capecchi in São Paulo, Brazil SESC Pompeia cultural center by architect Lina Bo Bardi Red Bull Station terrace, an art gallery and artists in residence place Tomie Ohtake building, from Oficina Municipal Going back home from Paraty at the beginning of September, I visited an old friend in São Paulo and gave a talk […]

Urban Sketchers Sao Paulo Back On Track

Hi everyone! I had recently taken our group in Sao Paulo back to streets. Because of the symposium organization, it was difficult to manage the group here, but we’ve been meeting  for a while again. These are some of  my sketches of these recently ‘expeditions’ in this crazy town (I’m glad some of you now […]

Sketchers do Battle with Sugarloaf…

A little while ago, I was telling you about the trip to Rio, following the symposium… The weather forecast for our first full day in the city was really good, so we decided to go up Sugarloaf Mountain and sketch the views (and goodness gracious – there were views!):  I worked mostly in the watercolour Moleskin […]

The 5th International Urban Sketching Symposium/ The joy of sharing/ Paraty

My work during the first workshop  These are some of my watercolor and charcoal sketches during the 5th USK symposium.  In a restaurant / Paraty      My work during the second workshop (I started with playing with pigments as you see on the left)   My work during the last workshop    Paraty / After […]

One month has past since the 5th Urban Sketching Symposium

It has been a dreamy period. Before I go there I was kind of worried that I may experience some difficulties and challenges, for example just to find the way how to get certain places, or just to order certain plate, etc.. But how lovely to have friends ( new and old) near or kind […]


Rua Erva Mularinha – Jardim Marília – São Paulo – SP (25/09/2014) Deu que esses dias cometi este desenho de uma encruzilhada. Nela você pode escolher em qual rua entrar, vai depender do seu caminho. Jardim Marília é para cima, Brasília para baixo, Parque Savoy City descendo à esquerda e de onde eu estava era […]