Sunday, April 5, 2015

Urban Sketchers

I recently discovered a group of artists -- urban sketchers -- and this happened not because I was researching art or artists but because I was reading about one of the tools of visual art, ink.

The Goulet Pen Company has a blog post about De Atramentis inks (“Document Inks Are Back!” April 2, 2015). Given their properties, these special inks are great for artists. Here, the post mentions urban sketchers and in particular Liz Steel and the Sketchbook Skool. Click on these links, look around on the web, and you’ll find a whole new world. Among other fascinating things I discovered are Shoo Rayner’s sketching videos and Tina Koyama’s blog, “Fueled by Clouds & Coffee."  All of these are enough to make you want to buy a sketchbook! (Note: Ms. Steel also reviewed the De Atramentis inks on her blog.)