USk News: USk Launches its own Official Youtube Channel

Urban Sketchers now has its own official Youtube Channel! The link for the channel is The mandate for the channel is, Urban Sketchers, the official Youtube channel of the Urban Sketchers organization, broadcasts videos about USk-official workshops, symposiums, sketchcrawls, news and events; shares videos of official USk chapters; and educates viewers about the practice […]

John Santos Sextet at Sonoma-Cutrer Winery

The John Santos Sextet at Sonoma Cutrer Winery from Bill Russell on Vimeo. Bill Russell, a San Francisco Bay Area urban sketcher and illustrator, created this animated digital drawing using the ProCreate app on his iPad while enjoying the John Santos Sextet at Sonoma-Cutrer Winery, Windsor, California on July 19, 2014. You can see more […]

Urban Sketches in a music video clip

Some months ago, I was in invited to be part of a music video clip production in my old adopted home, Stuttgart. The shooting was about how I draw the Tagblatt tower, a Stuttgart icon, in different techniques, on location from a flat. I was needed to draw for the shooting of the new track, […]

TIA on National Day Website

I was featured in Our Stories of this year National Day Parade 2013 website. It was filmed on last Monday morning and uploaded on last Thursday night by the NDP team. The rest of my story is on NDP website at this link – Enjoy!

SF sketch video

I don’t wear a sign around my neck that says, “Urban Sketcher,” but it seems wherever I go, I’m bound to meet another. I took the BART into San Francisco, and the very minute I sat down to begin sketching, a fellow Urban Sketcher, (Ralph Thompson- nice guy) walks up to me and begins talking […]

Rhythm in the city

Last Sunday I went to sketch in my neighborhood in order to record a demo about my workshop subject: Rhythm in the city, that I will attend in Barcelona in the Symposium. I tried to make some clarification to the text in the workshop, but now I watch the video finished, I think is not […]

Sketchcrawl Washington DC: Pre-Inauguration [3]

Around the time we were sketching the CNN studio, a PBS photographer decided to tag along with us and take some pics of our group sketching.  To my delight, he posted a video about us on PBS News Hour’s InaugBlog  last night- and while I’m not a huge fan of hearing my own voice, it […]

A intangible legacy

Yesterday the Fiesta or the Patios in Cordova were inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, it represents an important endorsement of the culture and tradition of my city, and a publicity push quite remarkable. To illustrate, the local newspaper El Dia de Córdoba uses four of my sketches in a chronicle about the […]

Recent Sketches on Public Transport in London with a video

These are a few of my latest sketches on Public Transport in London and an 8 minute Video of my life as an addictive Sketcher-There are points where I’m sketching on the tube in London -watch out! All sketches were done in a Black Ball Point Pen with a Number 75 Cool Grey Tom Bow […]