Memphis Urban Sketchers participated in the International Sketch Crawl today, along with sketching groups all over the globe. We met at the Peabody Hotel and sketched on the roof before moving downstairs to the mezzanine.
There I stayed out of the duck march crowds and sketched a side hallway with nifty old fashioned telephones.
We gathered back together to check out each other's sketches....
.....and then went to lunch across the street at the Flying Fish to compare pens and other materials and to keep on sketching.
I stopped at the Art Center on the way home to buy some water soluble Stabilo pens thanks to watching Tom Pruett work with them, and I also got a Pentel brush pen with grey ink, thanks to Elizabeth Alley. I love how much I learn from this group. They always push me to try new things and different ways of drawing.
I tried a quick sketch with the Stabilo pens after dinner tonight. That's my favorite mug, made by John and Judy Munn from Mountain View, AR. They come to Memphis several times a year for various shows.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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