「速寫檳城」十周年紀念

我中學時期,寫生人數是一群的。後來大家長大了,各散東西,寫生人數也慢慢從一群人減至我一人。初入社會工作,認識了昌仁,寫生人數變成兩個。過後我們結伴到曼谷旅行寫生,看到當地畫友寫生人數是一堆的,我們頗為羨慕。回來後我們決定成立眾樂樂寫生團「速寫檳城」。慢慢的寫生人數再由兩個人增至一打人,後來變成很多人!

「速寫檳城」在2012和2014年分別辦了「素描喬治市壹和貳」,一起寫生的人數由很多檳城人變很多馬來西亞人,很多馬來西亞人變很多亞洲人,最後變成很多世界各國的人。我們都同屬一個大家庭—「城市速寫人」(Urban Sketchers)。

一晃,大家在檳城一起寫生的時間已經十年了。人來人去,人多人少不重要,重要的是這十年間我們一起擁有了無數個的快樂星期天早上。畫得好畫得差也不重要,相互支持和鼓勵最重要,享受寫生的過程更加重要。祝福大家未來繼續享受更多的歡樂星期天!

See George Town One Drawing at A Time

You are cordially invited to Urban Sketchers Penang 9th anniversary group exhibition See George Town one drawing at a time.

Opening • 01 Dec 2019 / 03:00 pm
By • Lee Khai / Chairman of Penang State Art Gallery
Exhibition • 01-15 Dec 2019 / 10:00 am – 07:00 pm daily
Venue • Jetty 35 / 35 Jalan Pengkalan Weld, 10300 Penang

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One of my participating sketch, Corner of Khoo Kongsi, Penang, 2018.
The other participating work, Shen Zhi Jia Shu, Church Street, Penang, 2018.

The Art of Urban Sketching

The Art of Urban Sketching is both a comprehensive guide and a showcase of location drawings by artists around the world who draw the cities where they live and travel. This beautiful, 320-page volume explains urban sketching within the context of a long historical tradition and how it is being practiced today. It includes profiles of leading practitioners, a discussion of the benefits of working in this art form, and shows how one can participate and experience it through modern-day social networks and online activity.

The book is illustrated with over 600 beautiful, contemporary illustrations, and includes artists’ profiles and extended captions where these urban sketchers share their stories, how they work, sketching tips, and the tools behind each drawing. With sketches and observations from more than 50 cities in more than 30 countries, the book offers a visually arresting, storytelling take on urban life from different cultures and artistic styles, as well as insight into various drawing techniques and mediums.

About the author

Gabriel Campanario is a staff artist at The Seattle Times and the founder of Urban Sketchers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing. Campanario’s newspaper column, Seattle Sketcher, was recently awarded first place for blog writing in “The Best of the West” journalism contest. The blog and weekly print column, which combine location sketches and written stories, have quickly become popular in the Seattle area, where Campanario has been featured in TV and radio appearances.

A native Spaniard, Campanario moved to the U.S. in 1998 and has lived near Seattle with his wife and two children since 2006. His journalism career spans two decades, working for newspapers in Barcelona, Lisbon, California, and Virginia. Campanario has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.

Publisher: Quarry Books, an imprint of Rockport Publishers