I have an unusual christmas present for you, it is a view
See through the glasses of lots of wonderful artists….Thank you so much for this wonderful experience!
Most people think that an eye is just an eye but the eye is our window to the brain. The human brain is the most complex arrangement of matter in the known universe and it is the only part of the brain you could see.
To share an artwork is much more than to share a small drawing, it is the only way to share a vision to see through the eyes and with the brain of another person. An artwork is the only way to share an inner vision and therefore drawing brings you together in a wonderful way .
My Name is Tine Klein and this is my Christmas gift for you, I collected wonderful views of amazing creative people.
Seeing 500 people drawing was amazing and impressive. The sketchers are a community founded by the power and the joy of collective creativity.
By all communalities and similarities between the artists the reason what makes art exciting and thrilling are the differences between us!
We do the same, we love the same and we create something totally unique!
A view says more than thousands of words…..
A view is something spectacular. Science knows today that eyes are not only eyes, eyes are a part of the brain and so we share with every drawing secret parts of our personality.
That makes me happy, I learn so much while I am looking through the eyes of different people.
Seeing them sketching the same subject makes it very clear that there are thousands of wonderful ways to see the world.
Lots of sketchers feel unsure about their own art, about what is right and what is wrong?
But to tell the truth there is no safe side in art.
Look through the glasses of some fascinating creative personalities from all countries, this helps greatly to understand that art is free.
I hope that you can see clearly that the world is a big and colorful place and you have countless possibilities.
Please see the artworks in a special way, use the opportunity to see a situation from another’s point of view. See there are thousands of wonderful ways to do sketch it.
See how wonderful different the view of people is. Please look without criticism. Do not judge like this one is better like that one. All this sketches are step stones on the same way of art.
Art and sketching is a way, you start and you never stop to learn. Everyone stands just on another point of view.
It is like a living and growing tree with lots of branches and ramifications in all directions.
Your point of view is a treasure…we need your view.
Sketch and feel free! Nothing is predetermined
This is Lynn’s amazing work: She wrote „Stayed overnight in Manchester. The sun was so lovely I had to grab this quick painting of the hotel, before starting work this morning.“
A view depends on your mind
What have <i learned? It was raining and cold….let the sun shine into your soul….
I was so overwhelmed by my first symposium that I passed the hotel 3 times until I realized that there is an amazing view.
Krystyna Prus Szczepanowski Dislich
Krystyna wrote: „One of the last sketches I made in Manchester: the iconic Palace hotel. I feel that I’ve learned so much from all of you!“
Find Krystinas Art here: www.facebook.com/krystynaszczepanowskiwatercolours
I feel the same: Seeing through different eyes helps me to find my way. We are all fascinated by the same things but what we actually really see is largely determined by our special personality.
A bit of overstatement is fine for things we love
That is great when I saw this I was open-mouthed with amazement.
Memorize: A bit exaggeration is very helpful to show the good things.
Find your own view!
I allways admire people who have the power to find their own view. I like the view like Sherlock Holmes. Sue Ann Bottomley ignored the obvious and had the power to find a smaller beautifull house. It stands in the background and it is hard to see.
You are the art director in your sketch find your own camera movement!
See more from Manchester at Sues Blog :
To do things in your own way is very important and to find the soul and the spirit of something is very important. Watch out for the typical. We talked about the obvious. Manchester is orange, red and blue. This is not a mass psychosis, the contrast of the colors is so wonderful that you can´t ignore it:
1000 different and dead right ways to express the same
Tine Klein Rainy Machester:
My first sketch looks like a Christmas card, the orange tower in front of the dark and stormy sky fascinated me. I was sitting cold and freezing at the pavement.
Nicola Maier Reimer
shared my feelings and she showed in a grandios manner, the feeling of bad weather.
She was drawing the same feeling in a totally different way.
What to remember: Do it in your own way, it is the right one!
This is Nicola Maier Reimers great blog: http://maier-reimer.de/category/reiseskizzen/
found another great way to show English weather.
Find Suhita here:
When you have time read Suhitas wonderful blog: https://sketchaway.wordpress.com/
Fill your art work with Live
I love urban sketches full of life! And this is what James does, he fills places with energy!
I dare you!, Sketching people its often nothing more than a box with legs!
Suhita was drawing the Scene twice and now she shows the scene with a lot of street live.
Showing people is allwas a good idea, you are afraid of drawing people?
Drawing people is much more worth than the risk of it…the little stories capture your heart!
Discovering the world
Urban Sketching is much more than drawing something, it is dicovering the word. To see the world from an different angle or perspektive helps to understand the world.
shows the palace hotel from the backside.
If you show different ways to view, your sketchbook never will be boring.
This is David Steedons Blog: theurbansketcher.blogspot.co.uk
Do it easy and relaxed and find like-minded people
I often draw very loose but do not often find others which do the same. Urban sketching together is a greet way to find like-minded.
When I see Delphine´s work my heart sings.
When I see Delphine´s work my heart sings:
Find your own route
Art is the only way without rules, so please choose your own route. Pad works with her own mix of Materials and creates a wonderful skeetchbook.
You can find Pat Southern-Pearce on Flicker, Facebook and Instagram
You cant by the real important things in life
We all love to buy art material but it is wonderful that you do not need a lot of money to make art. What makes urban sketching wonderful you can do it with a ball point pen or with a branch.
Kiah Kiean Chng
is drawing with branches. Is that simpel? Yes, it is simply beautyful!
It is wonderful that you can´t buy the important things in life! KK is drawing with ink and branches. The creavity of a person is priceless.
Thank you KK, working with you made me very happy:
Do it with energy
Marc Taro Holmes
Show what you like powerful! I love it to view with Marc Holmes eyes:
Jut do it!…. with enthusiasm
The best example is Daniel Nies. Daniel jumped at 7 o´clock out of the bed, ringed me out of my bed. And we made the first sketch at 7.30 in Manchester. I am terribly grumpy in the morning but enthusiasm is intoxicating. The results are great sketches:
Find Daniel Nies on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielnies/albums/
the best things in life are priceless
- the people we love
- the places we have been
- the Sketches and Memorys we´ve made
Merry x-mas and a happy new Year from and a lot Hugs from Switzerland
Thank you so much for reading an participating! Do you draw the same ? Please send it!
Next Blog Friday 6.January….