Tuesday, 4 May 2021

May 2021 Sketchcrawl of USkLux : Europe Day




(English version below)

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Pour notre prochaine rencontre qui aura lieu le Dimanche 9 mai Ă  14h00, nous vous proposons de dessiner et de cĂ©lĂ©brer la JournĂ©e de l'Europe en nous retrouvant Ă  la Cour EuropĂ©enne de Justice au Kirchberg (Boulevard Konrad Adenauer, L-2925 Luxembourg). Rendez-vous devant l'entrĂ©e de l’hĂŽtel Mama Shelter (en face de la Cour EuropĂ©enne de Justice). Pour ceux qui veulent, nous irons y boire un verre aprĂšs la session de dessin.  đŸ‡ȘđŸ‡șđŸ‡ȘđŸ‡ș

Pour celles et ceux qui prĂ©fĂšrent (ou sont obligĂ©s de s’isoler), vous pouvez utiliser lles liens Google Street view ci-dessous: 

N'oubliez pas de poster ou d'envoyer vos croquis aprĂšs, afin que nous puissions au moins partager cela en ces temps difficiles!

N’oubliez pas vos masques et les gestes barriĂšres! đŸ˜·

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For our next meeting on Sunday May 9 at 14h00, we will meet at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Kirchberg (Boulevard Konrad Adenauer, L-2925 Luxembourg) to sketch and celebrate Europe's Day. Meeting at the entrance of the hotel Mama Shelter (opposite to Court of Justice of the European Union). For those who want, we’ll have a drink there after the drawing session. 
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For those who prefer  (or are obliged) to be self-isolated, you can use the following Google Street View links
Please do not forget to post or send your sketches afterwards - so we can at least share that in these difficult times!

Don’t forget your masks and protective measures! đŸ˜·




Thursday, 8 April 2021

April 2021 sketchcrawl at the Tramway Museum

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Chers amis sketchers, 

Pour notre prochaine rencontre qui aura lieu le Dimanche 11 Avril Ă  14h00, nous vous proposons de nous retrouver au MusĂ©e de Tramways et des bus de la Ville de Luxembourg. L’entrĂ©e est gratuite. Rendez-vous devant le musĂ©e. 
En raison de la crise sanitaire actuelle et afin de ne pas dĂ©ranger les autres visiteurs, il nous faudra rester en petits groupes pour dessiner. 

Pour celles et ceux qui prĂ©fĂšrent (ou sont obligĂ©s de s’isoler), vous pouvez vous rendre sur le site du musĂ©e qui propose de belles photos. Vous pouvez Ă©galement utiliser les liens Google Street view ci-dessous: 
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Vous pouvez aussi dĂ©cliner le thĂšme des transports publics en dessinant ceux de votre choix! 

N'oubliez pas de poster ou d'envoyer vos croquis aprĂšs, afin que nous puissions au moins partager cela en ces temps difficiles!

N’oubliez pas vos masques et les gestes barriĂšres! đŸ˜·


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Dear sketchers,

For our next meeting on Sunday April 11 at 14h00, we will meet at the Musée de Tramways et des bus de la Ville de Luxembourg. Access is free. Meeting point at entrance.
Due to the sanitary crisis and in order not to bother other visitors, we will have to draw in small groups. 

For those who prefer  (or are obliged) to be self-isolated, you can visit the museum’s website where you will find lovely pictures. You can also use the following Google Street View links
You can also choose any public transport picture you like and draw it! 

Please do not forget to post or send your sketches afterwards - so we can at least share that in these difficult times!

Don’t forget your masks and protective measures! đŸ˜·


Friday, 12 March 2021

March 2021 sketchcrawl at the cathedral

It was very nice to see you all again, "alive and kicking - euh - sketching"!

Let's start with our youngest 5-year-old enthusiastic participant:


We were also delighted to see some new faces: welcome to Iouliana, Martina and Fredson ...

Iouliana Zisi-Tegou: "Great initiative! Looking forward to the next meet-up!"

Martina Giannarelli

Martina Giannarelli: "My first time with Urban Sketchers Luxembourg - thanks for organising!"


... and to find back some familiar faces and sketching hands.

Isabelle Van Driessche - diable
Isabelle Van Driessche - lion triste



Isabelle Van Driessche - parvis + Chaussure

« Ce dimanche ensoleillĂ©, la joie de retrouver les sketchers sur le parvis de la cathĂ©drale. Dessiner d’abord les surprenants bas-reliefs autour de l’entrĂ©e de la cathĂ©drale cĂŽtĂ© rue Notre-Dame…entiĂšrement Ă  l’ombre. Rendre la tristesse des lions comme Ă©crasĂ©s par la peine au pied des colonnes. Puis vers le haut entre deux piliers saisir un diable sortant du mur par un occulus. Est-ce bien un ĂȘtre diabolique ou seulement sa coiffure qui Ă©voque des cornes ?

J’aurais encore volontiers dessinĂ© plus longtemps l’une ou l’autre figure de ce portail fascinant, mais le froid et l’envie de retrouver les autres sketchers m’a ramenĂ©e sur le parvis oĂč nous avons goutĂ©s aussi longtemps que possible aux derniers rayons de soleil en partageant le parvis avec les skaters. »


Arnaud De Meyer

Arnaud De Meyer - fontaine aux lions

Arnaud De Meyer
Pedro de Oliveira


Due to COVID-19 some of us were blocked at their homes, but they participated in spirit and sketched the most nearby church our a view of the cathedral.


Andi Papastefani: "March 2021 Sketchcrawl - View of Notre Dame Church, Luxembourg City"

Annie Zeler Flesch: "L'Ă©glise St Joseph (Luxembourg). Vue de ma salle de bain."

AthĂ©na Georgakelos: "Couldn’t join today but I draw the church that is close to me. Have a nice afternoon everyone! "

Lucie Zambon: Luxembourg Cathedral

Lucie Zambon: Luxembourg Cathedral

 Mariette Bintener-Weffling

 Mariette Bintener-Weffling

Roger Jenkins

Roger Jenkins: "Not being able to join you today, I did a sketch of a church near me; then I remembered a sketch I made of the Cathedral over a year ago - sitting under the Christmas tree like a pixie.! So I hope you enjoy both of them."


We were also delighted to have a fine photographer with us on this sunny afternoon. Thank you, Sue Scarano, for documenting this first live USk-Lux meeting!



And here are my own contributions for this first spring meeting 2021:
Leen Van Bogaert - cathedral from the parvis
cathedral - interior

Leen Van Bogaert - cathedral door handles




Leen Van Bogaert - (no)drink & draw

Leen Van Bogaert - confessional - to confess our sketching sins!





Tuesday, 2 March 2021

March 2021 sketchcrawl



Pour notre sketchcrawl de mars, nous vous proposons de venir dessiner autour et dans la Cathédrale Notre Dame de Luxembourg. Nous pouvons d'abord dessiner le bùtiment et ses alentours, puis continuer dans la chaleur et l'abri à l'intérieur - ou inversement.

Nous ne pouvons pas vraiment nous réunir en groupe, mais nous vous suggérons de trouver un joli endroit pour faire vos croquis de la cathédrale entre 14 et 17 heures le dimanche 7 mars 2021. En raison du COVID, il n'y aura pas de drink&draw aprÚs, mais n'oubliez pas votre vin de messe ;-)

Pour ceux qui prĂ©fĂšrent (ou sont obligĂ©s de) s'isoler, nous vous suggĂ©rons de faire des croquis de l'Ă©glise la plus proche de votre domicile, l’extĂ©rieur et si possible aussi l’intĂ©rieur. 

N'oubliez pas de poster ou d'envoyer vos croquis aprĂšs, afin que nous puissions au moins partager cela en ces temps difficiles!

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For our March sketchcrawl we propose to sketch around and in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg city. We can first sketch the building and its surroundings and then continue in the warmth and shelter inside - or the other way round.

We can not really gather as a group but we suggest you find a nice cathedral sketching spot somewhere between 2pm and 5pm on Sunday 7 March 2021. Due to COVID there will be no drink&draw afterwards, but don’t forget your mass wine ;-)

For those who prefer (or are obliged) to self-isolate we suggest you sketch the church nearest to your home, from the outside and the inside if possible.

Please do not forget to post or send your sketches afterwards - so we can at least share that in these difficult times!


Monday, 4 January 2021

January 2021 @home meeting

For their January 2021 @ home 'meeting', the Urban Sketchers Luxembourg were invited to sketch their favorite spot in their home in three entirely different techniques, at least one of which they had never tried before. 

The challenge, in these times of unfortunate restrictions, was to stretch our own personal boundaries -  a good intention for this new year to come!

It yielded wonderful results: playful, intimate and experimental sketches. 

The only, but most important, downside was that we could not meet in person, wish each other a good year, sketch together and have a drink-and-draw session afterwards :-(

Let's have a peek in the sketcher's homes:

Athena Georgakelos

mixed media (water color/gouache/marker)


one line drawing

Pedro de Oliveira



Dagmar Weitze



Lucie Zambon




 


Mariette Bintener




 

Roger Jenkins, once unleashed, could not stop experimenting.

left-handed (Roger being right-handed) drawing and colouring



line sketch, right-handed



tablet sketch using one finger




tablet sketch using as many fingers as possible (abstract interpretation of earlier line drawing)


  

Ágnes Ónody


pencil sketch of a lovely garden



watercolor and ink without previous pencil sketch


right-handed water color (Ágnes being left-handed)

 

finished water color

Annie Zeler Flesch

water color pencils and collage on water color yupo



 

water color with left foot (!) - Annie's lemon tree

Arnaud De Meyer

Arnaud posted this masterful sketch for the January @home meeting of USkLuxembourg... He offers us a glimpse of his beautiful bay window.




I definitely suspect Arnaud is hiding something from us (or did the former occupant of the house move out?!?!) ;-)

 Isabelle Yegles-Becker

watercolor pencil
Anna Yegles 

acrylic

photo and ipad painting
Gaby Krein

ink linesketch

color pencil

ink and watercolor

Jean-Pol LĂ©onard





Leen Van Bogaert

simple oil painting



oil on glass + monotype


sewing machine sketching


As I have been painting and sketching for quite a long time, and I have always liked to try out new things, it was not so easy to think of a technique I had not used before. I got some inspiration here .

The results are a far cry from this virtuoso needlewoman, but it felt good to try!



P.S.

 

Ideas for our future meetings and activities are more than welcome, as we cannot foresee how and where we will be able to sketch with the ever changing COVID measures (and the ever changing weather for that matter).