Everyone loves a good existential question.
So, why does Urban Sketching World exist?
Perhaps the straightforward answer is to be the most comprehensive site about the art of urban sketching on the Internet.
But the more important answer is to encourage the pursuit of a regular art habit that helps us to slow waaaay down and take in the incredible world around us.
About Taria (Founder of Urban Sketching World)
I’m Taria, a sketcher from the UK who has been bumbling around the world for the last few years pursuing creative adventures such as urban sketching but also things like silversmithing!
I discovered urban sketching somewhere around 2012 but didn’t quite get the confidence up to sketch outside until 2014 or so. The fear is real!
After trying all sorts of mediums and all sorts of styles as a hobbyist artist I finally settled on urban sketching in ink & watercolour as my true passion. It marries perfectly with my love of travelling. It’s the perfect activity when you’re travelling alone with nothing but a backpack.
You can get a pretty solid idea of what I have been up to for the last few years from my ebook, ‘Sketchy Adventures Around The World‘ pictured below.
Sketchy Adventures Around The World (eBook)
This 60 page PDF covers the last 3 years of my travels with over 130 original ink and watercolour illustrations done on location in 15 different countries across 4 different continents.
Sketch Your Adventures (Online Course)
My NEW course will be opening soon!! Click here to find out more.
In-Person Workshop – Morocco 2022
*** THE WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO NEW COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, A NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER IN 2022 – JOIN MY NEWSLETTER TO STAY IN THE LOOP!***
Stay Connected With Me
If you want to see my face and hear my voice talking about all things urban sketching or demonstrating some of my techniques then go check out the Youtube channel. I post weekly videos designed to inspire and teach you all I know about sketching in ink and watercolour.
If you want to check out my regular sketches, then the best place to do that is Instagram: @tarias_sketchy_adventures
If you want to check out the urban sketches from around the globe then I share these on the Urban Sketching World Instagram feed.
You can also keep up to date with the latest developments and super-secret projects (like my NEW upcoming book or new online courses and workshops) by joining my newsletter below.