Sunday 22nd September around Smithfield





On Sunday 22 September Dublin Sketchers will sketch around Smithfield
from 2pm and meet for drinks at 4pm in Costa Coffee
at the south end of the square near the Luas line.

Plenty of colour in the area -
pop into the Cobblestone Pub at the top of the
square to sketch the musicians or the moody smoking area,
heading into the Generator Hostel to capture the atmosphere,
check out the Lighthouse Cinema and tackle the great architecture and
angles or push a bit further afield to the grounds of St Michan's Church.

There's big windows in the coffee shop in Fresh to look out onto Smithfield square
and also great views from the Costa Coffee. Don't forget to drop a few sheckles
if you're sketching in a cafe / pub...

If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone at 2pm,
just choose something to sketch and get stuck in.
Keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello.
It's a friendly crowd who you’ll get to know over a drink from 4pm.
Don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are!
You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.

Hope to see you there!


The Bluebell Project - Sometimes the Signal Jumps

Everybody's Life Deserves an Orchestra!

Many many thanks to the Bluebell Community Development Project and the Dublin City Council Culture Company for inviting us and allowing us to sketch during the rehearsals, and most importantly, a big thank you to all the local men and women who invested so much of their soul into this adventure and made us feel so welcome. You are all heroes!



Here are some of our sketches from the rehearsals (click on the sketches to see them in a larger format):

Deniz:








 Kate:

 Pat:






Marie-Hélène:














More on MH's blog: Rehearsal 1, Rehearsal 2, Rehearsal 3

Sketches from between the George Bernard Shaw pub and the Grand Canal on Sunday 15th Sept. 2019

A busy day getting a taste of life from the Bernard Shaw Pub in the Richmond Street South area and the Grand Canal.

                                                         
 2 By Alice.

                                                                          Caitriona S.

                                                                            Christine

                                                                             Dave

                                                                               Deniz

                                                                              Des

                                                                          Jessica

                                                                              Louise


                                                                          2 By Maggie

                                                                         Marian Ni D

                                                                              Mauro


                                                                             
                                                                           2 By Olly

 Marie-Hélène

Mary O;C

Sun 15th Sept - Between George Bernard Shaw Pub and Grand Canal




On Sunday the 15th September Dublin Sketchers will sketch around Richmond Street
South between the George Bernard Shaw pub and the ah sure its Grand Canal.

The Bernard Shaw pub, bit of a Dublin institution at this stage, is closing
at the end of the month. With murals, amazing facade, lively outdoor area with the
Pizza Bus as well as Eat Yard, not to mention it's interior, it'll be a great place to sketch.

Richmond Street South has interesting shop fronts, cafes and pubs in a rapidly
changing area with new buildings being thrown up.

We sketch from 2pm and will meet in the Portobello Pub on the corner of
Charlemont Mall and Richmond Street South at 4pm. Just look out for folk with a drink
in one hand and a sketch book in the other.

If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone at 2pm, pick something to
sketch / draw / paint and get stuck in. Keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hi.

Don't worry if you're late, it's Sunday, we all will be. You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc. It's a casual afternoon and a friendly crowd who you’ll get to know over a drink from 4pm.

This week's optional challenge is to capture the spirit of the George Bernard Shaw
n your sketch book.

Hope to see you there.



Friday 13th September from 7pm - sketch in Hughes bar, 19 Chancery St, Smithfield

On Friday 13th September, from 7pm, we will be sketching in Hughes bar, 19 Chancery St. They often play traditional music on a Friday night and it's a quiet local pub with a relaxed atmosphere. A perfect spot for sketching!

As there will be no life drawing with Dublin Drawing that evening, this is a great opportunity to sketch fully-clothed models - some of the models from Dublin Drawing might join in, or you can sketch the person sitting in front of you, or the musicians, or your pint even. Nothing too serious. Just drink and draw. Or take part in a sketch duel!

Keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. We're a friendly crowd. Don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are! You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc. (probably best to leave your charcoal at home, though!)

The nearest Luas stop is Four Courts on the Red line. It's a ten-minute walk from the O'Connell GPO Luas stop on O'Connell Street

(PS: if you're interested in Life Drawing, check out Dublin Drawing's website - they draw at Pulse College nearby every Wednesday and Friday evening and sometimes on Sundays. And they're also a friendly crowd!)



Sketches from Capel Street area


Lots of hidden gems around Capel Street - and sketches to match! We're missing a few sketches so email them to us if you want your sketch added here! And also one unidentified sketch, so let us know who you are!     Note: Click on the picture to enlarge.

 Sketches by Marie-Hélène, Deniz, John C. and Sabina



Sketches by Mauro, Ben, Pat, Valerie,  Olly  and Des


Sketches by Alice, Geraldine, Maggie and Neasa

 
 Sketch by Caitriona


Another beautiful sketch by Marie who is still in Newfoundland - hopefully Hurricane Dorian has passed through without too much damage by now.

Sketch by Stéphanie, who works on Sundays but did this lovely sketch in the Fumbally café

                                                               
                              A  Sketch later on Sunday, from Kate, in Sandymount.