Thankfully the act of carrying and sketching in a notebook has the opposite effect. We become more observant to our surroundings. We look up at the world around us. We bring focus to the mundane and common objects. And what we record in our sketchbooks are there for our enjoyment forever.
Urban Sketching (USk) is a global community of artists that practice drawing on location in cities, towns, and villages in which they live, work or have traveled. It is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location.
Details and examples of sketches are available on the following links:
Urban Sketchers Chicago Blog: http://urbansketchers-chicago.blogspot.com
Urban Sketchers Chicago Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UrbanSketchersChicago/
Urban Sketchers Chicago Twitter: @USk_Chicago
Urban Sketchers Chicago Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=USkChicago
Urban Sketchers Chicago Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/USkChicago/