Around about 40 people assembled at Temple Station at 10:30am - although we think around about 50 participated during the course of the day.
Urban Sketchers London joined forces with the Draw London on Location group which sketch London on a regular basis. We'll be looking at swopping details about events in the future. If you'd like to know more about Urban Sketchers events we suggest you subscribe to this blog.
Pete Scully organised the sketchcrawl and had leaflets for everybody which included maps of the area, places to sketch and watering holes.
|Pete Scully introduces the Sketchcrawl|
|Urban Sketchers outside Template station listening to Pete Scully|
|Map of Fleet Street and Temple |
Right click and open in a new tab to see the scope of places to draw
and lots of architecture to draw...
|Royal Courts of Justice (on the left) and Fleet Street|
|In the sun and by the river|
|How long is a bridge in pencils?|
|Sketching with comforts - shade on a blistering hot day, cup of tea, flat surface, good view!|
|A seriously big watercolour sketch!|
We met up at lunchtime at the Temple Church. This is despite the fact that quite a few of us wandered around Temple trying to find a way in! (It's private property and most of the doors are locked at weekends). It's amazing just how many people did turn up!
Somebody obviously knew we were coming and provided some nice tables in the cloister for the display of sketchbooks
|Looking at the morning sketches|
|Two of our new friends and their sketches|
|Mark and Tom sketching Temple Church|
This is the scene in Gough Square where we gathered at 4:00pm and layed out our sketches and sketchbooks around the statue of Dr Johnson's cat Hodge (Dr Johnson's house can be seen in the background)
|The end of the day - viewing the sketchbooks around the statue of Dr Johnson's cat Hodge|
|Sketchbooks around Hodge the Cat|
|Sketches in the sun|
|James Oses - and his pen and ink drawings of old newspaper buildings|
Post your sketches to the new Flickr Group
If you joined the sketchcrawl yesterday and would like to display your sketches, you can now post then to our new Flickr Group - Urban Sketchers London - Group Pool.
- If you'd like to join and want an invite please let us know.
- You'll need a Flickr account to be able to post images to the pool.
Katherine explained how we're looking to increase the number of correspondents - slowly. We'll highlight the details in a future blog post. For now if you didn't get one of the sheets we handed out
- email us and we'll send you one.
- and/or eview the "Meet the Correspondents" Page which provides more details about what to do