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Urban Sketchers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel. Sketchers from the Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula area share their drawings on this blog.
Our Manifesto1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation. 2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel. 3. Our drawings are a record of time and place. 4. We are truthful to the scenes we witness. 5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles. 6. We support each other and draw together. 7. We share our drawings online. 8. We show the world, one drawing at a time.
Tag Archives: Mel Epling
The last couple of mornings, after walking his dog Willow at Fort Worden, Mel Epling has parked at the same spot and drawn the PT lighthouse with Mt. Baker as a backdrop. Mel hopes to get back and do a … Continue reading
Mel Epling’s sketch is drawn using Lamy Safari with extra fine nib and Lexington Grey ink. The locker is in one of the many maritime buildings in Port Townsend
Here’s a sketch done by Mel Epling of the bunkers at Fort Worden State Park on a very cold morning this December. Supplies used are a Lamy Safari with Ex-Fine nib and Noodler’s Heart of Darkness ink in a Pentalic … Continue reading