Monday, June 08, 2009

Sketchercise - plus sketching stools and chairs

Visit Sketchercise

Today I launched the semi-public version of Sketchercise over on Making A Mark (Sketchercise!). I'm not going to repeat what it says over here.

However I will reiterate the introduction to Sketchercise so you know what it's all about.
Activity to maintain your health or become healthier doesn't need to be done in a gym. All you need to do to join this group is enjoy sketching from life (no photos!), have developed the sketching habit and have found ways of getting out and about - with a sketchbook. You can walk or cycle or paddle your own canoe - so long as it involves activity and sketching!

We review the websites you nominate for evidence of the above before new memberships are approved.
The important issue is about how the walking (or whatever) combines with the sketching to give you a whole new perspective on yourself, your environment. One of our members Martin Stankewitz put it very well.
I think that the combination of drawing and walking leads to a more intense experience and perception of space and place or landscape, which would not be achieved by drawing or walking alone.
Martin Stankewitz
I'll be writing more about Sketchercise on this blog in the future.

In the meantime, for those considering taking up sketching, here are a couple of reviews of some essential kit:

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