This photo was taken at the Brasileira café, just outside our hotel, as the Urban Sketchers group was dismembering and people were about to go their own way. I was so delighted to meet these people at last! Ea, Jennifer and Marina. And bloody hell, the only time I'm on that side of the camera, I am uncharacteristically wearing colour and pattern...
Just back from the wonderful Urban Sketchers symposium in Lisbon; I didn't draw as much as I'd hoped (too staggered by the many fantastic drawings I saw and interested in the various interventions and teaching methodologies... as well as taken up by the strangeness of visiting Lisbon as a tourist, rather than a resident!). Here is a copy of the paper I presented: I think it was a bit too dense for the occasion, so for those of you who asked me if they could read it, here goes:
In March 2010, shortly after starting to post sketchbook pages online, I glued four small scribbles I’d made of my dog Possum into a Moleskine sketchbook. The drawings of Possum were made on scraps of paper on the day of the post, and the page on which they were stuck contained a list of starter shrubs from two years earlier. In response to these, avid sketcher Manuel San Payo quipped: ‘hey - collage??? That’s odd...!’ read more here