urban sketchers josu maroto
It is in order to really see, to see ever deeper, ever more intensely, hence to be fully aware and alive," he tells us, " that I draw what the Chinese call 'The Ten Thousand Things' around me... I have learned that what I have not drawn, I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle.
Frederick Franck
The Zen of Seeing

Urban sketcher is a blog network and flickr group created by illustrator and journalist Gabriel campanario. Artists and sketchers can interact and share our artwork and stories there.
We commend the educational and narrative worth of local drawing and promote them by bringing together people from all over the world who do the same thing. we want to show the world, drawing by drawing.

This is the manifesto we follow:

1.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.