Design jargon explained: urban sketching

Urban Sketchers is a global community of artists who practice drawing on location in cities, towns and villages they live in or travel to. The movement was started on Flickr in 2007 by journalist Gabriel Campanario, who went on to establish Urban Sketchers as a nonprofit organization in 2009. Here Elizabeth Alley explains what it's all about and why you should get involved...

Urban Sketching isn’t always urban, and sometimes it is more like painting than sketching, but either way it is firmly rooted in creating images on location from direct observation.

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