Thursday, August 9, 2012

More Summer in the City

Urban Sketchers Chicago - sharing our city

Martha, me, Miriam, LuEllen, Alex 

The fruits of our laughter -uh- labor.
Miriam Ben, an Urban Sketcher from Munich, Germany, was in town and connected with Alex Zonis to arrange a sketch-together in Chicago. We sketched at Millennium Park, near the Bean (aka Cloud Gate). What a great time it was, lots of laughter, chatting and sketching! Thank you ladies for arranging it.

Miriam sketches quickly and beautifully! She inspired me to work faster and complete the painting on the spot. She completed two good sized sketches to my thumbnails! I added the text and photo at home. I have to try and keep up the momentum.

We sketched the tourists. The tourist photographed and filmed us. A group of children even joined us in sketching. We provided paper and pencils. They supplied their enthusiasm and remarkable ability. I always love to see a new generation of sketchers eager to share their visions.

All in all it was a beautiful summer evening in the city.


  1. What a fun group ... great sketches and happy faces one and all.

  2. I think this is the internet at its most valuable—helping us to connect with likeminded folks from around the world! Love hearing about the interaction with tourists and children as well—what fun!

  3. Looks like so much fun! Love all the sketches too.

  4. This post is great and refelcts very well the nice evening we had together. Thank you again for the spontaneity and hospitality! I really felt at home with fellow sketcher around me!