Urban Sketching Portfolio by Sophie Peanut

I love sitting on a bench or at a street corner and take my sketchbook out for a bit of urban sketching.  Here are a few of my drawings! For more examples of my work, check my portrait illustrations,  landscape sketches or illustrated recipes.

What is Urban Sketching?

If you are curious urban sketching is a global movement spread through the Urban Sketchers web site. It is best described by their statement ‘See the world, one drawing at the time’ and manifesto:

  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.

For drawing tips, inspiration, and see what I am up to visit my blog.