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Benedicte and I spent most of the day, yesterday, staring at and sketching the structures on the other side of the Douro River. We found a shady spot under a large tree, set up our stools and got right to work. Ribiera Square was at our backs and we were surrounded by buskers, tourists, swimmers and occasional sketchers. We chatted with a German couple, she was the sketcher, he was a reader (he quietly sketched the bridge with his new pencil) who later went and bought a bottle of white wine which gave me a nice buzz. I should mention that it was breezy and very cool under the tree alongside the river which necessitated bundling up in my hoodie again. Not complaining. This was my last sketch before we moved on. I was bullying Benedicte into trying something and decided I should follow my own advice. We both were pleased.

Stillman and Birn Beta Series sketchbook; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen This is a photo of the sketch – i’ll scan it properly next week.

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This is a section of what I see out of my hotel window in Porto. Tomorrow the USK 9th International Symposium begins so I thought an example of my sorry-assed Urban sketching would be called for. A very quick, sloppy sketch before breakfast (which I’m eating as I write this) but you get the idea. Yikes. Hilly doesn’t even describe this city.

iPadPro: Pencil
Apps Used: Finngr Pro

Some of the NYC Urban Sketchers gathered together to share questions, tips, worries, excitement about the upcoming USK Symposium in Porto, Portugal. I christened a new sketchbook and learned about Google Translator and iPat now knows how to ask for a cheese sandwich, please, in Portuguese. Phew.

Stillman and Birn Beta Series sketchbook; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen, Molotow paint marker.

June is over but who cares. 30x30directwatercolor2018 (acrylic used) just keeps rolling along. Getting closer to the magic number.

30x30directwatercolor2018 (acrylic used)
Referred to a reference photo snapped by me.

Tiny Hahnemühle Bamboo mixed media pad; acrylic

Small Moleskine; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen

Small Moleskine; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen

Small Moleskine; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen

Small Moleskine; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen

Small Moleskine; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen

Small Moleskine; Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (hard tip), Pitt brush pen