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January 28, 2013


Hey, this is good news – I just heard I’ll be going to the 4th international Urban Sketchers Symposium in Barcelona! I’ve cooked up a little workshop entitled: Drawing people in action – A character sketching crash course.

It’s a set of step by step exercises for sketching people – how to quickly capture their gestures and personality. I’m planning it to be a fun workshop, designed to be both informative and liberating. Lets get over our natural discomfort drawing people who won’t stand still for us. I’m sure I’ll be posting some worksheets and tutorials as we get closer to July. I like to give out the coursework for people who can’t make it in person.

Coincidentally , Montreal Urban Sketcher Shari Blaukopf has also been selected – so that’s kind of fun. You can meet both of the Montreal correspondents at the same time! I’m looking forward to meeting a lot of new of sketchers, and taking in as much of this incredibly sketchable city.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2013 9:19 AM

    I really want to attend both of your workshops… :-) How exciting!

  2. January 28, 2013 9:41 AM

    Hi Marc,
    congratulations on Barcelona, you will give wonderful workshops — and your idea of sketching people “live” is a great idea!

  3. Miguel Gimenez permalink
    January 28, 2013 12:48 PM

    See if I will be able to attend your workshop…but seeing your work, I think is going to be difficult… Looking forward to sletching people in action…

    • marctaro permalink*
      January 28, 2013 1:18 PM

      We will make it easy! It’s not so hard as it looks :)

      • Miguel Gimenez permalink
        January 28, 2013 3:00 PM

        I mean, is going to be full pretty fast!!! :)

  4. marctaro permalink*
    January 28, 2013 6:33 PM

    mmm, well yes! that is possible – I always forget about that part – we are spoiled – instructors get to pick whichever ones they go to in their time off :)

  5. January 29, 2013 9:40 AM

    Well done Marc! Stellar line up by the way, should be fantastic.

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