Friday, January 18, 2013

38th Worldwide Sketchcrawl - Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Today I partook in my first Worldwide Sketchcrawl - groups of sketchers from around the globe getting together on the same day to sketch and then share their results online.

Looking back from the Lotus Pond

The Sydney group met at the Royal Botanic Gardens. About 50 of us spread out around the gardens to draw sculptures, plants, wildlife, other sketchers, buildings and so on. The 2 hours went very quickly. I spent 90 mins on the sketch above (very easy to get absorbed drawing the various types of foliage!) and 30 mins on the glasshouse at the tropical centre as seen below.

Glasshouse - Tropical Centre
I chatted with several other sketchers who's work I had admired online. It was great to see so many different individual styles.
Suzi Poland, who I had the pleasure of meeting on the day, has further photos and her recount of the day over here on her blog "vignettes de la vie". 


  1. Absolutely gorgeous work.
    Anne xx

    1. Thanks Anne! It was a fun day - social, educational and interesting : )

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    1. It's a great motivator to go out and draw with others Roberta. I generally like to draw by myself so I can concentrate but with everyone keen to create as well as socialize we seemed to strike a good balance.

  3. What a wonderful concept! And love both of your sketches, especially the detail in the foliage in the top one

    1. Thanks so much Emily. I'm looking forward to more sketching in groups like this.


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