On confinement due to covid-19 what Urban sketchers sketch ?

Even I can’t go out, I steel have a lot to sketch partcipating in different challenges around the world of URban sketchers associations. Here goes my sketches made confined at home.

The three next sketches are the challenge of #Uskmilano , in the beguining of the week, where we draw what we see from our windows.

Watercolor on  stillman&birn sketchbook
#Stillman&birn alfa séries sketchbook
#DanielSmith watercolors and #Rotring Renaissance fountain pen with black waterproof #Atramentis Document ink
#Stillman&birn alfa séries sketchbook
#DanielSmith watercolors and #Rotring Renaissance fountain pen with black waterproof #Atramentis Document ink
#Stillman&birn alfa séries sketchbook
#DanielSmith watercolors and #Rotring Renaissance fountain pen with black waterproof #Atramentis Document ink

Than I was challenged by Uskportugal on their challenge #quarentenadesenhada that means #sketchedquarantine and did these next two sketches

#Stillman&birn alfa séries sketchbook
#DanielSmith watercolors and #Rotring Renaissance fountain pen with black waterproof #Atramentis Document ink

This above, was sketched after I found a box at my pantry with some art materials from the 80’s and 90’s ! That box was there closed for 18 years. Since I moved from Lisbon to where I live now. I had to sketch them because they are 30 and 40 years hold! How come I became Vintage too?

#Stillman&birn alfa séries sketchbook
#DanielSmith watercolors and #Rotring Renaissance fountain pen with black waterproof #Atramentis Document ink

Still on the #quarentenadesenhada I sketched myself after I made a huge mistake, cutting my hair with my dog’s hair trimmer. It sounded a good idea 💡… Strange things we do when in confinement. Now I have a bald area on the back of my neck.

#Stillman&birn alfa séries sketchbook
#DanielSmith watercolors and #Rotring Renaissance fountain pen with black waterproof #Atramentis Document ink

Above, portuguese confort food on an uncomfortable confinement. “Feijoada” is red beans , pork meat , chourizo and carots.

F#Stillman&birn alfa séries sketchbook
#DanielSmith watercolors and #Rotring Renaissance fountain pen with black waterproof #Atramentis Document ink

Finally another challenge from #uskportugal to sketch the sky in three different day time.

#Stillman&birn alfa séries sketchbook
#DanielSmith watercolors and #Rotring Renaissance fountain pen with black waterproof #Atramentis Document ink
#Stillman&birn alfa séries sketchbook
#DanielSmith watercolors and #Rotring Renaissance fountain pen with black waterproof #Atramentis Document ink

This is all for today. Hope you like it and share. Thanks

Again on business 😙

I stop sketching for a month and I felt miserable about it. Today even the weather is not bright I took the train to the Lisbon old Aquarium just to sketch.

At the Aquarium . Some Stuffed Dolphins
I hate public transportations but train stations are nice to sketch if you don’t realy feel like going home early.
All Sketches on Stillman&Birn sketchbook, Hero fude fountainpen and Daniel Smith watercolors
And this is why I didn’t want to come home early.

#10 anos dos USKPortugal

Yes, it’s today the big meeting of Portugal urban sketchers and I’m at it. 😜👋🤓✍️✍️🎊

The all organization of the event was perfect and I was one of those who received a bag with goodies. 👏#10 anos dos USKPortugalthat’s me in yellow#10 anos dos USKPortugal

the wonderful goodies I’ve got .

my first sketch at the door of the event and the stamp of it.#10 anos dos USKPortugal

we went sketching at a beautiful village of workers at Lisbon named Villa Bertha and this is my sketching gear of the day.

After we went to a belvedere at another place of Lisbon I managed to guest some help from a tuk tuk driver who offered himself to hold my sketchbook for the photo 👏#10 anos dos USKPortugaland this sketch was baptized with drops of rain and 🍻 beer that was turned off by the wind. Well, everything can happen on the wild 😜.#10 anos dos USKPortugal

me and #10 anos dos USKPortugalNelson Paciência and Nelson Polzin #10 anos dos USKPortugal

#10 anos dos USKPortugal

My trip to South Portugal – Algarve

Those are my pomegranates from my front yard lost on the Algarve hillsthe litle church of Cachopo- Tavira at the Praia-Verde beach after a visit to a village near by. Was so hot and I needed fresh air.what better to eat on a hot, hot day. This is real Portuguese summer food and I so love it lost on the hills with my litle dog I sat and sketch the view

Reviewing Stillman & Birn square sketchbook

I finally got this sketchbook on my hands, after being sold out everywhere online. I want it so badly that I wrote to mr. Stillman on Facebook and asked him to put it back available at Amazon or eBay or anywhere else and he answered me ! He advised me a French online shop where they have some sketchbooks available. Great, a shop on the same continent as me! So now I have three of these sketchbooks to fill with daily sketches. Yay! They are Beta series, premium sketchbooks, dry and wet media, watercolor and ink , soft cover and they are square. Paper inside is high quality for watercolors (270 gsm), cold press which makes a wonderful soft texturized surface paper , I love it. The square format ( 19x19cm ; 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches) it’s a lovely compromise between an A4 and an A5 sketchbook, it allows you to compose different sketches on the same page , something I couldn’t do on a A5 format.

At Sintra on a beautiful cool day . I walked almost 2 km just to sketch that castle, only possible because was such a fresh day.

A picnic at the forest and time to sketch again

At Oeiras harbour with my new pen, Confucius fude