Saturday, March 26, 2011

April Sketch Group - Saturday April 2

We're having another sketch group at Elmwood Cemetery!

Saturday, April 2, 11:00 AM til whenever

At Elmwood Cemetery - meet at the entrance

824 S. Dudley
From Lamar/Crump go south on Dudley, which ends at the entrance to Elmwood. If you're taking the interstate to get to Lamar, take 240 West and exit at Lamar.

If the weather is nice, I will probably pack a lunch and stay a few hours. Feel free to do the same.

Elmwood now has bicycles for rent! To reserve them email

If you have any questions please leave a comment here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Blue Plate Cafe by Mary Jo

This was Mary Jo Karimnia's first time out with the Memphis Urban Sketchers. She did this great drawing of her soup cup and plate. See more of her work here and here.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Blue Plate Cafe

We had fun sketching at the Blue Plate Cafe when it was so cold and rainy out.

Yummy yummy blueberry pancakes.

Rick and Chandler

Monday, March 7, 2011

March Sketch

We met at Court Square this month. It was rainy and cold so we didn't get to sketch outside like we had hoped :( We sketched at the Blue Plate Cafe instead. We all sat at one big round table. I had already eaten breakfast, but I got a cup of coffee & sketched it. The table cloth pattern was fun to sketch:

Coffee sketch

(hand book watercolor journal + prismacolor col-erase pencil in brown)

Then I sketched a tea bag, creamer & sugar packet:

Sugar and cream

(moleskine pocket sketchbook + mechanical pencil)

My last sketch was of a salt shaker:

Salt shaker

(moleskine pocket sketchbook + Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens + Lamy fountain pen w/ noodlers ink + a borrowed sharpie pen?)

I wished I had gotten to sketch this:

Court square

Maybe another day??? :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sketching Indoors on a Rainy Day

The plan was to sketch around downtown, but it was cold AND rainy, so we went in the Blue Plate Cafe instead.

Lindsay working on a coffee cup.


Mmmmm... blueberry waffles.

Sujata drawing a honey bear with watercolors.

Jordan drawing lemons.

This is where we were going to sketch - at Court Square.

This is where we went instead - they were very hospitable to our group!

Friday, March 4, 2011