I'm so happy to lead a workshop next to the best sketchers wolrdwide during the next urban sketchers symposium in singapore from the 22nd to the 25th of july.
my workshop is titled "all you can see: 180º sketching" and will take place in purvis street in the historical center of singapore.
here are more details about it:
Purvis Street is a colorful colonial street full of details and life
that will be the perfect location to train the “all you can see”
The participants will learn some tricks to fit a whole place in a
sketchbook into a 180º vision including architecture, people, action and
soundtrack all together.
Our way to represent the space since « Renacimiento » is conditioned
to a maximum 30º viewing angle, which is very limited compared to what
we are experiencing while sitting in a place, turning the head, and
looking up and down. That’s how Lapin started sketching some curvilinear
perspective in a very intuitive way, exploring how to represent a scene
as in a sphere or as in a cylinder. But Lapin is also used to fit the
elements of a scene into the page, making some distortions, or adding
the soundtracks of what he’s hearing while sketching, from the people
that are talking to him, to the ringing bells from the church behind, or
music of a car passing by…
The workshop will begin with a short demo by Lapin of curvilinear perspective in a landscape sketchbook.
For the first exercise, the participants will spend half an hour to
sketch a quick schema of a 180º view, using some simple shapes to
compose the panorama.
We’ll than focus on little details in the street to sketch 3 frames
telling each a small story (10 minutes each). We will share the drawings
and each participant will explain shortly the stories that cached his
The participants will spend the last hour and a half to sketch an
elaborate drawing mixing the 180º view and the stories, detailing the
architecture, the cars, foreground and background, witnessing all we can
To finish the workshop, we will have a short critique of the drawings, and the participants will share about this experience.
We will explore how to represent a panoramic view in a narrow street, telling the particular mood of the place.
In stead of looking only at the architecture, the sketchers aim will
be to represent a 180º view fitting the people, the street activity and
listening to what is happening : capturing the moment.
Any supplies participants normally use are fine.
Lapin recommends a landscape sketchbook, ink pen, colored pencils, brush pen and watercolors.
Bring a portable stool if you like, to sit on while working.
For more information about the Symposium, including schedule and registration information, please visit Symposium site.
see you in singapore!