Monday, February 18, 2013

Sketching the city

Sketch by Richard Alomar
posted on February 18, 2013
One of my professors at the Landscape Design MA program at Columbia University, Richard Alomar, is a world-class Urban Sketcher. His work is frequently profiled on the urban sketching blogs -- a great and interesting textscape phenomenon: nothing so ephemeral and spontaneous than sketching en plein air, but the topics/content being the contemporary urban environment and the publication / distribution channel being the web.

Lots of good stuff to sharpen your eye / insights regularly provided by a variety of sketchers' websites and blogs and the Facebook page.


Textscape: "Anyone who creates a garden draws a map of their mind on the ground, whether consciously or not."  Wade Graham, American Eden (HarperCollins, 2011).