Monday, October 14, 2013

Sunshine and Sketching – An Urban Sketcher's Delight

Lincoln Park: Today was the perfect day to sketch outside. There was more than a touch of fall in the shade but the sun was golden and warm. Time flew by! I usually don't sketch the architecture. People and other living things are what catch my attention. Today, I think, I had Urban Sketchers Chicago's next Sunday's architectural sketch crawl on my mind and so the Conservatory caught my eye. It's a little over worked but I had a fun doing it and that's what urban sketching is about for me!

I'm down to the last pages in my Stillman and Birn hardbound Beta Series sketchbook. I really love the hardbound book but no one seems to carry them around here. If you know where I can find them please let me know!


  1. Hello Barbara, My name is Rich and I found Urban Sketchers about 7 or 8 months ago. I live in Valparaiso, Indiana and get to visit Chicago once in a while and sketch when I can. I wanted to say that I really enjoy seeing the variety of art and styles from all over the world. But the main reason I commented is that I also use the Stillman & Birn hardcover Beta series. I use the 5.5 x 8.5 size and have found it at I'm not affiliated with them, but I enjoy using fountain pens and have purchased from them a number of times and they're good to work with. I actually just ordered three more of the Stillman & Birn's books from them [a discount for three or more]. Unfortunately that's the only size they carrry, but if it's what you're looking for they seem to have the best pricing I've found. Happy sketching!


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