Thursday, July 26, 2018


I was looking forward to this big event of the urban sketching symposium in Porto since months. 800 sketchers from 46 countries gathered in Porto to sketch the city, to take part in workshops, to share their work and to get to meet each other in real life. 

Porto was a wonderful city for this event. Every corner offered us something beautiful to sketch. You can still see that Porto had some difficult years but nowadays many houses are being renovated - and by that I mean in a good way. The old style is preserved, so the overall picture of the city will not change. 

I love drawing houses and I couldn't get enough from the charming colorful narrow houses with their small balconies and different windows. Many of them are covered with old blue tiles, which was difficult for me to express in the drawings. 

Porto is also famous for their many towers. 


The streets were full of people - many of them tourists,

music all over,

and of course with lots and lots of sketchers. 

Inma Serrano's demo
about the big black spot

It was an amazing, very intense week. I explored the town with my sketch book, met some old and new friends and had a very lively week with nothing else than sketching! Thank you Porto. See you next year in Amsterdam!

A sketcher's dream - eat, drink and draw :) 


Always smiling 

And here we are! Cannot find me? I am standing in the last row at the left side :)
The german sketchers

Here is a nice film with good memories