Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Symposium Participant: Robin Carlson


Hi everybody, I'm Robin Carlson. I live in Oakland, California, where I am a manager of fisheries and stream restoration data projects. I was thrilled to hear about the Symposium, and signed up immediately. Urban sketching combines two of my favorite activities: exploring cities on foot and drawing. I'm really looking forward to learning more about the craft.

Of all art forms, I love sketchbooks the most: spontaneous, immediate, un-fussy, and personal. I enjoy them as a direct expression of the way we interact with the world on a day-to-day basis.

I draw primarily in pen (fine line, brush, and ballpoint) and often add colored marker or watercolor.

Less than a month to go! I'm so excited to meet everyone.































7 comments:

  1. Hi Robin! Enjoyed your intro and sketches. Thanks for sharing. I'm intrigued by the power line theme running through your sketches. See you in Portland!

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  2. Great drawings! I look forward to being in Portland with you.

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  3. Robin, I enjoyed reading your introduction and seeing your lovely sketches. I especially like the stairwell, but all are well done. See you at the symposium!

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  4. Your sketches are really rich with contrast and patten. I love telephone poles and power lines.

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  5. enjoyed your definition of a sketchbook, see you in Portland

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  6. I loved the telephone poles and power lines too! See you at the symposium!

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  7. Hi Robin, thanks for your intro. Enjoyed your sketches very much, specially the telephone poles one. See you in Portland.

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