Sketching News Roundup: Ami Plasse at SXSW; Manish Pimpley; Liza Donnelly; Pedro Cabral; Melanie Reim

Hello readers, This is my twice-a-month post highlighting timely work by artists who draw on the spot and aim to capture a sense of place and time.  For the sake of simplicity, I refer to all these artists as sketchers. Every sketcher has a unique style and gravitates to different subjects. But we all have […]

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Sketching News Roundup: Daniel Winterbottom, Villard de Honnecourt’s sketchbook, Documenting Community, Sketcher Fest Edmonds

Hello readers, It’s that day of the week when I send you a roundup of good stuff happening in the sketching world. Also, happy Valentine’s Day! Sketching as Witness A public art project known as the “Wall of Death” serves as a poignant backdrop for this scene of homelessness in Seattle. Drawing by Daniel Winterbottom. […]

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Sketching News Roundup: Campus sketcher, Year of the Rabbit, Drawn to protests, Calendar, Live Zoom

Hello readers, Welcome to On the Spot’s “Sketching News Roundup,” which I send out every other Monday. The roundup is where I write about sketchers whose work is particularly timely, interesting, groundbreaking or all of the above. If you find this report useful, help me spread the word about On the Spot by sharing it with your […]

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Sketching News Roundup: Marta Fonfara, Reportage Grants, Cuenca sketchbook, Calendar

On the Spot is aiming higher in 2023. Become a paid subscriber to support compelling content by reportage artists and urban sketchers. Hello readers, It’s only been a couple of weeks since I asked you to support my goals for 2023 and become a paid subscriber. Thanks to many of you, new content is coming to On the […]

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Sketching news roundup: World Cup; Clermont-Ferrand; a book sequel; events

Hello and welcome to On the Spot, where we celebrate great reportage illustration, urban sketching and the artists behind the work. World Cup fever Thierry Chehab sketched two World Cup players from Saudi Arabia and they autographed his sketchbook. Dubai-based sketcher Thierry Chehab managed to sketch some World Cup players up-close the other day. He didn’t have a […]

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