Thursday, 8 April 2021
Friday, 12 March 2021
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:
|Iouliana Zisi-Tegou: "Great initiative! Looking forward to the next meet-up!"|
|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|
|Andi Papastefani: "March 2021 Sketchcrawl - View of Notre Dame Church, Luxembourg City"|
|Annie Zeler Flesch: "L'église St Joseph (Luxembourg). Vue de ma salle de bain."|
|Athéna 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|
|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!
|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
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 bâtiment et ses alentours, puis continuer dans la chaleur et l'abri à l'intérieur - ou inversement.
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.
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
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:
|mixed media (water color/gouache/marker)|
|one line drawing|
Pedro de Oliveira
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
|pencil sketch of a lovely garden|
watercolor and ink without previous pencil sketch
|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?!?!) ;-)
|photo and ipad painting|
|ink and watercolor|
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!
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).