Who We Are
Urban Sketchers is a network of artists around the world who draw the cities where they live and travel to. Our mission is to "Show the World, One Drawing at a Time." Visit our main blog at urban sketchers dot org for more information.
Sketchers who live north of the San Francisco Bay in California share their drawings on this blog.
1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
3. Our drawings are a record of time and place.
4. We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
6. We support each other and draw together.
7. We share our drawings online.
8. We show the world, one drawing at a time.
Contact UsFor questions about Urban Sketchers- North Bay, email dphock (at) comcast (dot) net.
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Traveling highway 12 just outside of Glen Ellen, it’s nearly impossible to miss the towering tree roots designating the entrance to 45-acre Oak Hill Farm. The roots are what’s left of an overturned eucalyptus that met its fate during a … Continue reading
Come join us SATURDAY August 9, 2014 at 10am-1pm at Cornerstone Sonoma for the next sketch outing. We’ll meet at 10am at the entrance, then disperse to sketch around the area. We’ll meet back at 1pm to share our sketches. … Continue reading
Also on our Sketch Day, I was able to ink in this drawing, then color it at home later the same day. One of the many fine restaurants in Healdsburg, Bravas, Bar de Tapas. A great menu of small “Tapas” style … Continue reading
Here’s my contribution to our Sketch day in Healdsburg. “Along Plaza Street” in Healdsburg. Nice old false-front buildings. The Mexican restaurant, El Faralito, is in the Red building. The blue building houses a wine tasting room and the Headlsburg Center … Continue reading
To celebrate annual Worldwide Sketch crawl Day, a bunch of us met on the plaza in Healdsburg to sketch. It was a gorgeous Saturday morning, with a sunny blue sky and a lovely breeze wafting around. Perfect summer sketching weather! … Continue reading
I was out and about in Santa Rosa the other day, and stopped to do a sketch of a building that I’ve often been in for appointments. Adding it to my sketchbook was a fun way of memorializing something that … Continue reading
St. Pauls Episcopal Church on the corner of East and Matheson Streets in Healdsburg, CA is one block east of the town square. Built in the early 1900’s as a parish hall, but was relocated to it’s present site and … Continue reading
Watercolor of an older truck I found during our Bodega sketch crawl. I did this at home with photos and drawings that I took from the event. I was really trying to catch the long shadows and the sun shining through the … Continue reading
This is my Sister-in-Law’s black lab Annie. She loves to nap in her favorite chair when she’s not eating or snuggling with the family.
GGP bandshell built by the Spreckels family. A little history… “Spreckels Temple of Music, also called the “Bandshell”, was built in 1899 in advance of the Music Concourse’s completion in 1900. It was severely damaged in the 1906 and 1989 … Continue reading