Tuesday, 23 December 2008

A Very Flattering Invitation


Those who've been looking in for a while, will remember me discovering Urban Sketchers. I got very excited, because I've always enjoyed sketching on location (see Sketchbooks), and suddenly, here were all these other people doing the same thing, posting their drawings from all over the world! I look in on the blog almost every day, because there is a continual flow of fresh material, all of it fabulous, but all very varied, both in location and technique.



Only chosen 'correspondents' , like who painted this beautiful sketch, can post to the Urban Sketchers blog, but there is a sister group on Flickr, open to all, where I was inspired to post some of my own location drawing, like this sketch from my China series:



It was also the Urban Sketchers site that inspired me to attempt to colour some of my pencil drawings (see Messing About in Painter). Imagine my excitement then, to get an email last week from Gabi Campanario, who runs the show, inviting me to become their Sheffield correspondent on the main site!!! I am truly flattered to be considered good enough to sit alongside some of the other quite extraordinarily talented artists.

This is a sketch by Gabi himself, a not inconsiderable talent himself, I'm sure you'll agree:



I have to commit to doing a fresh drawing at least once a month, but I can post them far more regularly if I want to.
I can't wait to get going!

In the meantime, you can see more of my China sketches in the Picture Gallery or on my website.

10 comments:

indigene said...

Congrats! These certainly are some beautiful images! Being an artist is truly a wonderful gift! Peace to you and your family.

Sara said...

Congratulations Lynne! I didn´t knew the site, and it is full of inspiring works.

Damian Harvey said...

Fantastic stuff... and well done on being invited to contribute to the Urban Sketches site.
It must be good for you as an illustrator to be able to break from your normal style to work on something so different. I think doing this helps keep what you do fesh and exciting. Writing for different age groups and in different styles has (hopefully) the same effect for me.

Jessie Lilac said...

Well done Lynne! I love those sketches of yours :)x

Loni Edwards said...

Thank you so much for sharing this site with us! What a great discovery! Your blog is a wealth of information! I am so glad you came to my site and commented. Thank you! Your work is truly an inspiration to me! Peace!

Don McNulty said...

Your drawings are great. I am a regular follower of Urban Sketchers and am happy I will see you there.

Lynne Chapman said...

Thanks Lynne, great to see you as correspondant for urban sketchers blog. Love all your works.
Tia

Ira Robbins said...

Happy New Year Lynne!!!

suzanne cabrera said...

Yay! Congratulations. One of the best sites out there...bar none!

Linda J said...

Congrats! Thanks to your blog I have been following the urban sketchers and find it so inspiring. Thank you to everyone that contributes for bringing your talent and your part of the world within reach of the rest of us.