Well, I was right when I wrote my last update – things were just about to get very very hectic. I haven’t had the chance to get enough sleep in the last week let alone switching on my laptop and preparing a brief article for you. But today (Monday) I was just so tired that I stopped sketching at 3pm and came back to my hotel room to see if I could get something up.
If you have been following me on facebook or instagram (links below) then you will know how crazy Manchester has been in the lead up to and the four days of the Urban Sketchers Symposium. I have done a fair bit of sketching, but for me the symposiums are all about the people. So I have spent more time catching up with old friends, meeting new sketchers and talking art than I have recording every place in the city!
I really love Manchester – it has a great collection of buildings and the remnants of its industrial past have been integrated into modern developments in interesting ways. A great city for a symposium, although the weather has been challenging.
The opening image is a sketch of John Rylands Library – the subject for my USK Symposium workshops – but more about that next time.
My last update finished with a visit to the Art Shop with Paul this is what I did after that…
My version of the most sketched building last week – Peveril of the Peak – the pub that was the venue for the evening ‘drink and draws’. This was the only day I was there – mainly just to say hi to people!
It was then time to head to the faculty meeting as the symposium was about to start… so stay tuned for more tomorrow!
To read other reports from the trip click here