July 13, 2009 at 12:06 pm (Art, Art Event, free, Graphic Design, Illustration, networking, social event, Social Events & Networking) (Art Event, art walk, artist, artist event, drawing, enrico casarosa, event, free, Illustration, networking, pen, pencil, pubcrawl, sketch, SketchCrawl, social event, social happening, watercolor)
The 23rd World Wide SketchCrawl occurred on July 11th.
What is a SketchCrawl you ask? The SketchCrawl concept was born after Enrico Casarosa attended a PubCrawl for a friend’s bachelor party. Participating in this night of moving entertainment inspired him to do the same by replacing alcohol with pencil, paper, and watercolor.
“The basic idea: to record nonstop everything I could around me with my pencil and watercolors. A drawn journal filled with details ranging from the all the coffee I drank to the different buses I took. After a whole day of drawing and walking around the city the name seemed quite fitting: “SketchCrawl” – a drawing marathon. The crawl was more tiring than I imagined but also more fun and exciting than I had thought. Giving yourself this kind of mandate for a full day changes the way you look around you. It makes you stop and see things just a tad longer, just a bit deeper … needless to say I loved it.”
After completing his first SketchCrawl by himself he decided it would be more fun as a group event, eventually this led to a worldwide event involving hundreds of people.
There is no date for the next SketchCrawl event, but it might be fun. They seem to run once every few months, so I’ll post any information I hear about upcoming events. You can check out the sketches either on the website’s forum or their flickr page.