Congratulations, my friends!
Can you believe our second Moment Catchers sketching challenge is officially a wrap? As you’ll soon see in our “by the numbers” graphic below, we had just about the same number of sketch artists take part this month, and from the same number of countries and continents as in January’s challenge — and the breadth of our global community continues to amaze me.
If the defining emotion of last month’s challenge for me was wonder, then this month, it was gratitude — because I can’t tell you how grateful I am to see our community growing and coming together like this every month.
All weekend, I loved seeing many of the same artists join the challenge who also took part in January, and it was especially fun to be able to recognize your styles and points of view. While I so hope I’ll have the chance to meet all of you in person one day, for now, it’s wonderful to be getting to know you more through your sketchbooks.
And now, without further ado, let’s take a look at the moments you caught this weekend:
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Summer sketching in the garden:
Catching weekend moments in Melbourne:
Forest Lake reflections in Queensland:
Staying cool in Sydney’s heat:
Well I did attempt to do this completely outside but unfortunately the heat got to me again. 38oC+ still unbearable outside. I started this yesterday morning then took a photo and finished it this afternoon inside with my fan full on for just over 4 hours!! I did an hour doing the pencil outline down at Cremorne Wharf. I would really love to know how long everyone's sketches take. I am soooo enjoying this Candace and can't wait to see the other sketches. #momentcatchers #aquarelle #windsorandnewton
Coffee with a view in Vancouver:
Finding inspiration, even under the weather:
Overheard moments in Toronto:
Toronto — February 2-3-4, 2017 — monthly #momentcatchers challenge sketch — my schedule meant spreading this one over a few days. My goal is to tell the story using the drawing and very few words — ideally, none. #momentcatchers #toronto #overheard #usktoronto #urbansketchers #jillontario #jillsketches
Layered sketches and observations at the McMichael Art Gallery:
The McMichael Art Gallery is almost as beautiful on the inside as it on the outside! I love the totem poles they have, especially this one with the colour turquoise. The little pictures of the Group of Seven artwork are from wine labels that a certain Ontario winery is producing. They are commemorating 50 years of the Gallery and its support of the famous Group of Seven. #art #momentcatchers #art #sketchbook #travelsketching
Falling in love with strangers on the subway:
Moment-catching on a full day of errands:
Full page finished. I really enjoyed documenting what was essentially a day of jobs and shopping. Thanks @candacerardon for a great idea. #momentcatchers #traveljournal #travelsketching #outdoorsketching #illustration #sketchjournaling #urbansketchers #illustratedjourney #moleskinewatercolor #moleskine #moleskineart
Enjoying the peace of a calm day in Naples:
Anticipating adventures soon to come:
Building up expectations for the trip, or decision to abandone them at all and head like a blank page, is also part of travel adventure 👀👣 Dear @candacerardon, here I am, joining your beautiful initiative of sharing moment catcher sketches ❤🎨For this weekend's sketch I choose landscape, that's not in my immediate vicinity, yet 😉 but as I was forced to stay indoors due to sickness, I don't think that's cheating 😊.. still long way to go in mastering sketching, but good to start somewhere, so thank you for a good kick and inspiration! And I'm grateful to @franslanting for sharing his adventures from africa, hope you'll also like this modest variation of your beautiful photograph taken in Namibia 😊❤ #momentcatchers #sketching #watercolor #shareart #travelsketch #doodles #traveldiaries #kickstarter #waterblog #watercolorart #franslanting
Drawing inspiration from life:
Arguably the most charming restaurant in Utrecht:
Capturing theNorth Island’s vivid colors and landscapes:
Appreciating the colors of everyday life:
Catching moments along California’s Slow Coast:
Inspiration in the heart of San Francisco:
Sketching plein air in Sayville, New York:
Capturing essentials of South Dakota:
Finding color on the greyest of days:
Here's my contribution to an online #sketching project called #momentcatchers. Back in the Pacific NW, I've been housebound with the seasonal cough, cold, fever lately. I'm in the studio, puttering around and as I look out at the cold, grey, rainy afternoon, a touch of green in a dormant flower pot catches my eye……..and our little #hedgehog boot brush by the back door. Voila! I can catch this moment in my humble little sketch to express all the memories, a bit of ennui, and a hopeful sigh of optimism that Punxsutawney Phil's prediction might be off this year. Ahhhhh! Art is therapeutic.
Weekend fun in Punta del Este:
A classic colonial streetscape in Colonia del Sacramento:
Yours truly, along Colonia’s oldest street:
I couldn't imagine a better setting for a little moment-catching today than the historic town of Colonia, one of the oldest towns in Uruguay and just a two-hour drive from Montevideo. Colorful colonial buildings, terra cotta tiled roofs, and cobblestoned streets have always been some of my favorite things to sketch, so this streetscape was pure joy to bring to life. I hope you're all enjoying our second Moment Catchers challenge this weekend, and I can't wait to see more of your sketches! 😊 // No pudiera imaginar un mejor lugar para atrapar algunos momentos hoy que el pueblo histórico de Colonia, uno de los pueblos más antiguo en Uruguay y solamente dos horas de Montevideo. Espero que todos ustedes estén disfrutando nuestro segundo desafío de Atrapadores de Momentos este fin de semana, y tengo muchas ganas de ver más de sus croquis!
Happy last day of sketching, friends! I've loved seeing all of your latest Moment Catchers creations from this weekend's challenge, and can't wait to see what moments you catch today 😊🎨 // Feliz último día de croquis, amigos! Me ha encantado todos los croquis de nuestro desafío este fin de semana, y tengo muchas ganas de ver los momentos que van a atrapar hoy.
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Thank you again to everyone who took part in our second Moment Catchers project! I’m already looking forward to our next challenge on March 4th and 5th, 2017.
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