Monday, July 20, 2015

Weather Update : 48th World Wide SketchCrawl - July 25

The weather is looking great for Saturday! There is no rain in the forecast but it will be warm so don't forget to pack plenty of fluids, sunblock and a good hat! (Folding stools or chairs are also a great idea)

If you haven't signed up yet - please visit the Facebook event page at: 

Ottawa 7 day weather forecast at the Weather Network

Sketchcrawl Map

For details on the day's schedule, visit the previous blog post 

Map for Ottawa's 48th WW Sketchcrawl
Start: National Gallery's "Maman|' (aka the spider)
Move to the canal and Bytowne museum
End in the Byward Market

It's Your First Sketchcrawl?

Sketchcrawls are fun sketching marathons for folks of all ages and skill levels. The idea is to go to a location (indoors or outdoors) and observe your surroundings and sketch what you see: your coffee cup, a tourist looking at a map, the architechture of an old building, a tree, a cloud - whatever you choose.

All that is needed is something to draw on and something to draw with. Use any kind of media you would like. Pen, pencil, watercolour and sketch on a pad of paper, a clipboard, a sketchbook or anything you like.

The Urban Sketchers' Manifesto

The most important aspect of the urban sketchers manifesto is that we cherish our individual styles and we support each other and draw together.

The urban sketchers manifesto is available in other languages at the link below

Show the World Our Ottawa Sketches

At two points in the day we will gather and do a "show and tell". This is not mandatory. It's a great way of seeing each others interpretation of our surroundings and seeing the different styles.

Likewise, the point of a World Wide Sketchcrawl is to share our sketches with other cities participating in the event. There is a dedicated "Forum" on the official website (click this link: where you can share your sketches with other sketchcrawlers around the world!

Here are a few of the cities that have signed up:

  • Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Los Angeles, California 
  • Orlando FL
  • Tallahassee Florida
  • San Francisco "City"
  • Olympia, WA 
  • Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Helsinki, Finland  
  • Belfort, France 
  • Bordeaux France
  • Martigues, France
  • Montpellier, France
  • Rouffach, France
  • Saintes, France 
  • Strasbourg, France 
  • Cologne/Köln,Germany
  • Roma (Italy) 
  • Zierikzee (The Netherlands) 
  • Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands, Norway
  • Lisboa, Portugal 
  • Rotterdam
  • San Vicente de la Barquera (Cantabria, Spain)
  • València, Spain
  • Göteborg (Sweden) 
  • Bern, Switzerland 
  • Lviv, Ukraine 
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Seoul, Korea
  • Taipei, Taiwon R.O.C.
  • Tokyo, Japan 

  • Share your photos on the SketchCrawl Forum. If you are not sure how to do that, there are detailed instructions at this link:

    Everyone is encouraged to also post their sketches on 

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