Here’s a wonderful event that’s open to anybody and everybody, anywhere and everywhere throughout this planet. This Saturday, September 23, is the 11th World Wide SketchCrawl. What the heck is a SketchCrawl? I’ll let its creator Enrico Casarosa, who also happens to be a story artist at Pixar, explain the idea:
In short, roughly every 3 months we put a call out to people around the world to join in, put pen to paper on a given day for as long as they can (be it 20 minutes or 8 hours) drawing, sketching, journaling about their day and what’s around them. For a day, slow down, look around you, see … and draw or write. Record your day. No specific level of skill is expected ! Anyone is welcome.
We set up a forum where to seek and organize meetings with artists from your area. You can participate in SketchCrawl on your own or with a group of friends. I usually meet groups of artists in San Francisco, where I live. The forums and the Flickr SketchCrawl group also serve as gathering and sharing place after the drawing marathon day. The idea behind this is to get the great feeling of drawing with and at the same time as peoples from all walks of life and from all corners of the world; and ultimately by sharing the day’s sketches and photos on Flickr and the SketchCrawl forums, to see places and details from corners of the world we might not see at all in our lifetime !
Be sure to check out the SketchCrawl Forum to find out who’s organizing a SketchCrawl in your city. For more details, stay tuned to the SketchCrawl blog, and when you’re done, post your art to the SketchCrawl Flickr group.