Friday, 25 September 2015

USk Rotterdam: Drawing Rally and Kunstmarkt Alexander

During the weekend of 12 and 13 of September the USk Rotterdam and the Drawing Club were involved in events related to the Kunst weekend in Rotterdam: Kunst in het Witte de Withkwartier and Kunstmarkt Alexander. 

The objective of the meeting at the Drawing Rally was not only to draw during the event but also capture interesting moments about the event in itself. It went really well despite of the rain and the cold and the group got to mix with the visitors and other artists participating in the event and promote our meetings to anyone who would like to join.










In the end of the event artists could sell their own Art while drawing.


Since the USk had nothing to sell we created this little black and white zine with our drawings of the event to help showcase our work, to distribute to people and promote our group more easily.





In the 13th of September the Drawing Club was attending to the Kunstmarkt Alexander and the 2º Edition of Rotterdam Alexandrium Cosplay Meeting where the audience was completely different and so was the approach. More than drawing the event the objective here was to invite everyone to join us and draw together. 


Our fellow sketcher Feroz Nazir wrote us a lovely message about the meeting and his first experience with the USk and the D. Club Rotterdam:

"It's always uncertain if you are going to get along with an unknown group of people. I also hadn't been to the Witte de Withkwartier before. The people and the location added to a very positive experience.

I had a great time at the Drawing Rally. I had planned to sketch the other artists and locations, but after putting down the lines of our own spot my imagination took over and I just went with the flow. I think we ended up with a nice collection of performing artists, event spots and some fantasies.

It was nice to take part in the whole process of creating the zine. I think I could repeat the process by myself another time, but it won't be as much fun as I had with this group."


It was a very fulfilling and fun weekend and we cannot wait for the next months meetings.
Hope to see you in Rotterdam soon to join us!

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Schetsen in het heuvelland

In augustus ben ik met mijn vriendin een paar keer gaan schetsen in het Limburgse Heuvelland. Vooral de omgeving van Beutenaken verraste ons weer door haar schoonheid. Aangezien we naast de deur wonen, hadden we alle reden om er een paar keer terug te keren.

Aan de rand van Beutenaken ligt één van de twee voordes die het dorp rijk is. De voorde is een doorwaadbare plaats in het riviertje de Gulp. Men gaat hier met paard en wagen door het water.
De voorde bij Beutenaken

Tijdens het maken van deze schets, langs de Gulp, ging het flink regenen. 


Terwijl mijn vriendin de auto opzocht, genoot ik van het moment en besloot mijn schets in de regen af te maken. Ze liet haar stoeltje achter. Dat heb ik dankbaar gebruikt als paraplu. 

Schets van de tweede voorde aan de andere kant van Beutenaken

Uitzicht vanaf de Gulperberg op het dorpje Partij
Een bezoek aan de Gulperberg is zeer de moeite waard als je eens schets vanaf een heuvel wil maken. 'Zuid-Limburg, je zal er maar wonen...'