Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Buffalo Sketchpad

A few sketches from my sketchpad during my visit to Buffalo.

You can see more here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexcrowhurst/sets/72157623093456836/

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Sketches at Buffalo Zoo, New York

Here are a few quick sketches done in the freezing cold of Buffalo's zoo just before Christmas.

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Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Pin-Up Gal

This is an entry for a competition with the theme being "Pin-Up girls"

I created a larger pic just in case anybody wanted a spicy new wallpaper for their desktop! :)

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Tuesday, 1 December 2009


...I haven't posted any sketches in a long while so I'd thought I'd try and change that!

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Monday, 2 November 2009

Urban Sketchers celebrate one year of drawing around the world

1st anniversary Press Release

Stuart Kerr, a correspondent of the Urban Sketchers blog, drawing in the streets of Edinburgh.

Urban Sketchers celebrate one year of drawing around the world

A year after making its debut in November 2008, the Urban Sketchers group blog has drawn more than 1 million visits and established a network of hundreds of members in more than 50 countries.

From Venice to San Francisco, Greece to Bhutan, readers of the blog can travel vicariously through the thousands of drawings posted by 100 invited correspondents. Admire a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic of Liège, Belgium, drawn from a roof. Take in a driver's view of Bangkok traffic or the atmosphere of a flea market in Mauritania. It's all captured by the artists drawing scenes from their daily lives on location in cities across the globe. Sketches from concerts, airports, cafés or even cemeteries, show the world one drawing at a time, as the Urban Sketchers motto goes.

A sister group on flickr, the popular image-sharing site, has attracted more than 2,000 members and inspired people to draw their surroundings and share their sketches online. "It was amazing to discover other people doing the same thing," says Omar Jaramillo, an urban sketcher in Catania, Italy. "Since I have been in the group I have learnt a lot from other fellow sketchers. You get a lot of feedback and inspiration from the community."

"Urban Sketchers has been my homepage since Spring 2009. It has changed the way I look at the world — everywhere I look now, I think about how I could draw it!" said Isabelle Laliberté, a member in London.

Looking ahead to the coming year, Urban Sketchers founder Gabriel Campanario intends to formalize the project as a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing. "As a nonprofit, we'll raise money to give grants and scholarships to artists," said Campanario, a Seattle-based journalist and illustrator. "We also aim to do an annual book and organize an international meetup every one or two years."

Urban Sketchers by the numbers
100 correspondents.
More than 3,500 blog posts with drawings from 56 different countries.
More than 3,000 blog subscribers.
More than 2,000 members on sister flickr group.
Nearly 20,000 drawings on flickr.


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Thursday, 29 October 2009

it's been a while........

....an extremely, lazy while (i'm even too lazy to think of a good excuse), very little sketching done over the last few months, not good! Anywhooo here's a sneak peak of some artwork I've been working on, it's for a bands CD album.

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Friday, 28 August 2009

Tuesday, 11 August 2009