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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I find that indoor sketching can be just as enjoyable as outdoor sketching. Yesterday, my friend Lisa and I had planned a sketch date but a chilly rain made outdoor sketching feel rather unappealing. We headed, instead, to the lobby … Continue reading
We met last weekend for a sketch date in Petaluma, and it was a lovely day. It was sunny and warm, and there was a great group of sketchers, and Petaluma gave us a lot of great sketching subjects. I’m … Continue reading
Pip and I are in the mood for a sketch date, so we are planning to meet in Windsor, at Cafe Noto, on Thursday, February 27, 2014. We’ll meet at Cafe Noto (630 McClelland Drive, facing the town green) at … Continue reading
I was out yesterday just looking for something to sketch, wanting to get out of the house before the rain came (which it didn’t). Walking down Front St., by the river, I happened upon this jeep loaded down with a … Continue reading
The Chinese artist, Wu Man played her instrument, the Pippa, for the Santa Rosa Symphony Orchestra, Santa Rosa, CA. The piece was Concerto No. 2 for Pippa, by Zhao Jiping.
At the rehearsal, audience study. I had an extra ticket to the Santa Rosa Symphony at Weill Hall, SSU so I asked Richard to join me. The rehearsal was on Saturday at 2PM. They played Mozart and Beethoven, but the … Continue reading
This is the Schoolhouse in the town of Bodega where Hitchcock filmed “The Birds”. Our sketch group met early on Sunday morning, then fanned out and sketched all over the town. Weather was good for January, we’re experiencing unseasonably dry … Continue reading
This is near where the birds attack in the movie “The Birds”! Bodega Church right next the the Schoolhouse, Bodega, CA
Equipment Barn, Westside Rd. This is my third barn, probably not my last. Pip thought that we all (as a group) should go down Westside Rd., or another country road and sketch barns. Sounds like a good idea to me… … Continue reading
This is “the” barn alongside of Westside Rd. It’s been photographed many times. I thought I would give it a woodcut look. Makes for a nice rustic feel to the drawing.