Sunday 17th January-Pattern, Texture, Repetition


The theme for sketching on Sunday 17th January is pattern, texture and repetition. If you are drawing from the comfort of your home, you could try drawing your favourite patterned cushion, duvet cover or throw or you could try and draw your pet, trying to capture some of the texture of their fur. You could draw some of your cups and plates. If drawing outside some suggestions would be a line of ducks, a row of flowers or trees or focus in on the texture of a leaf or flower or the ripples in water. You could draw terraced houses with the cars outside. Another way of approaching the idea of repetition is to pick one object but try drawing it a few times, maybe trying out different techniques.


If you would like your sketch to be added to dublinsketchers.com please either post it to the Whats App Social Dublin Sketchers group or email to dublinsketchers@gmail.com (jpeg format). Please make it low-res and properly orientated for posting to the website. If you're on Instagram, use #dublinsketchers #urbansketchers


Looking forward to seeing everyone's work.


If you are new to Dublin Sketchers - we normally get together on a Sunday afternoon somewhere around Dublin to sketch from 2-4pm, and meet at 4pm for a drink and to check out each other's work. We’re doing things a bit differently at the moment. 

Sketches from Sunday Jan.10th 2021

Lovely to see what people are hoping for this year , if all goes well!


Caroline

Mandy
                    
Paul N.

Olly

Isiolde

Jessica

Michael C.  (1)

Michael C,  (2)

Michael C, (3)

                                                       Marie Helene 


                                                           Kate   K.

                                                           Pat McA

                                                           Vourneen

                                                             Betty

                                                          Mary O'C

                                                      Veronique   (1)

                                                           Veronique  (2)

                                                         Veronique  (3)

                                                             Louise

                                                        Valerie


                                                              Terri

                                                             Roisín

                                                            Peter B.

                                                         Grainne M.

   

Theme for Sun 10th Jan - goals and wishes for 2021

The theme for sketching on Sunday 10th January is goals and wishes for 2021. Whether it is something personal or a wish for the wider world. If you have a resolution such as getting fit, maybe you could draw something related to that like like any equipment that you are using to get fit. Or maybe the musical instrument you want to play more of. Another option would be to draw the people or places that you want to see more of this year. You could use a photo for reference or look at street view on google maps if there is a place you want to visit more this year and you are not able to get there at the moment. 

At 4pm we'll meet on Zoom to show each other our work over a drink (bring your own). You'll need the meeting ID and password to join. If you are on the Dublin Sketchers What's App group, you'll find the info there. If not, email dublinsketchers @ gmail.com before noon on Sunday to ask for the details. There'll be a waiting room to join the Zoom, so wait a few minutes to join.


If you would like your sketch to be added to dublinsketchers.com please either post it to the Whats App Social Dublin Sketchers group or email to dublinsketchers@gmail.com (jpeg format). Please make it low-res and properly orientated for posting to the website. If you're on Instagram, use #dublinsketchers #urbansketchers


Looking forward to seeing everyone's work.


If you are new to Dublin Sketchers - we normally get together on a Sunday afternoon somewhere around Dublin to sketch from 2-4pm, and meet at 4pm for a drink and to check out each other's work. We’re doing things a bit differently at the moment. 

27th December and 3rd January


Dublin Sketchers are taking a break for 27th December and 3rd January before making plans for 2021.

If you are new to Dublin Sketchers - we normally get together on a Sunday afternoon somewhere around Dublin to sketch from 2-4pm, and meet at 4pm for a drink and to check out each other's work. In 2020, we’ve done things a bit differently. Check back here in the new year to see how we’ll be sketching in January.




Sketches from 20th Dec - Central Dublin or festive from home

                                    Jessica

                                   Kate

                                           Isiolde

                                          Caroline

                                   Mandy

                                             Mandy

                                           Veronique

                                            Pat McA

                                           Louise

                                     Joan

                                           Paul N.   (1)

                                           Paul N.  (2)

                                   Valerie

                                   Michael C.

                                           Peter B.

                              

                                  Isiolde

                                   Michael C.

                                            Viola

                                   Marie Stamp

                                           Caitriona


Plan for Sun 20th December - meet in central Dublin or get festive from home


Due to popular demand, Dublin Sketchers are going to get together on Sun 20th December in central Dublin to sketch (location below). Because it gets dark early, we will meet at 2pm to say hello and show our sketches. You can choose to sketch before or after.

If you can't make it into the city, then why not stay local and sketch in your Dublin neighbourhood.

The theme for this week is Christmas decorations or take inspiration from a favourite yuletide song.

It goes without saying that everyone makes sure to keep 2 metres apart and follows government advice

on Covid-19.

Here's a link to the government guidelines 

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/cf9b0d-new-public-health-measures-effective-now-to-prevent-further-spread-o/

Remember -

- Keep 2 metres apart.

- Don't touch other people's sketch books or share your sketching kit.

- If it's raining, we won't move indoors together. 

- the use of face coverings is now recommended in busy or crowded outdoor spaces where there is

significant congregation.

- Louise is the named organiser.

Because it worked so well last weekend, we’re going back to the same place.

So, at 2pm on Sunday 20th December Dublin Sketchers will meet in Merrion Square.

We will meet in the raised cobbled area opposite the Merrion Square entrance to the National Gallery of

Ireland.

The big red arrow below marks the spot. So long as it's warm enough and the weather holds,

we'll probably be there til around 3.30pm.

If it's set to rain all afternoon, we'll just sketch from home.



You might like to sketch before or after we get together at 2pm. Merrion Square has loads to offer in terms of sketching, or wander through the National Gallery of Ireland and do some flash sketching. Check out the Gallery’s current visitor guide HERE.

New to Dublin Sketchers? If you have not been out with Dublin Sketchers before, and are going to come out on 20th December, please email dublinsketchers @ gmail .com before hand to let us know. 

If you would like your sketch to be added to the website, email it to dublinsketchers @ gmail .com or post it to the Dublin Sketchers Social WhatsApp group if you are on that. Please edit your image so that it is low res and properly oriented for posting to the website. If you're on Instagram, use #dublinsketchers #urbansketchers

We’re looking forward to seeing each other and each other’s sketches.


Sketches from 13 Dec - Merrion Square, candles and lights

It was great to meet up and sketch in the city, especially after all this time.


                                   Jessica

                                   Terri

                                   Caroline

                                         Pat McA.

                                                 Michael C.

                                   Veronique

                                           Christine

Betty

                                        Mary O'C

                           Valesca

                                   Greg H.

                                          Grainne M.  (1)
                                            Grainne M. (2)
                                             Grainne M.  (3)

                                   Sabina

                                           Peter B.   (1)

                           Peter B.   (2)