Manchester 2016 : Day 1

It’s here! Day 1 of the Urban Sketchers  Symposium in Manchester. Symposium days are crazy, with so many people to meet and workshops to conduct and attend. If you want some uninterrupted sketch time, the only way to do it is get up super-early and join an early-bird gang for a some sketch time before the day begins. Today’s early morning sketching was by the canals.

Boats, bridges and reflections. Even the sun made an appearance.


Afternoon sketchcrawl. I love seeing a landscape littered with sketchers.

I didn’t miss the chance to draw a few sketchers.

No sketches from the opening reception at the really grand Town Hall.

But I did do one more sketch at the Museum of Science and Industry. A sketch of a lovely car the museum, in remembrance of Flaf.

That’s Day 1 of the symposium. Tomorrow I teach my workshop and get to take one with Fred Lynch. Crossing my fingers, hoping for no rain. Or maybe just enough rain to create really interesting texture in our sketches.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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8 Responses to Manchester 2016 : Day 1

  1. rosjenke says:

    Thanks for making a special effort to post these wonderful sketches so us poor unfortunate souls can see what you’re seeing. 👍

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  2. sueashby7 says:

    You really are amazing. I always feel like I am right in the middle of your work. I take it in and flow in it. The old car is a treasure. I love Americana, this takes me back to my parents. Thank you for letting me travel into the center of your beautiful life. What a great heart you must have.

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  3. TheArtistOnTheRoad says:

    Awesome reportage Suhita! Good luck tomorrow with hour class. I’m sure it’ll be great.

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  4. Lee Kline says:

    Lovely work, as always, Suhita. Next year I am planning to come to the world symposium to learn from you, Shari, Pat and the others. Thanks, again, for posting these.


  5. D. Abreu says:

    Beautiful sketches! I love your line of action.


  6. Castlefield (the area with the canals and bridges) is a great location – I attended a Manchester flickr meet there a little while ago.


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