|The outside the museum by Eileen Escueta|
|The Ayala Museum Lobby by Nonie Castillo|
|Janne Soriano takes the floor|
On the 3rd Saturday of every month, the Urban Sketchers Philippines gather for 3 hours to sketch. We will be reaching our 3rd year anniversary this April, 2014, and we have since organized different places and themes for sketching around Metro Manila most of the time.
|Anabel de la Paz, a visiting student from Spain studying at the University of Santo Tomas concentrates|
Sketching subjects are up to the individual artists or whatever style or medium they are most comfortable. The main idea keeping it as authentic to record whatever we observe in the area. And we are not all professional artists, in varied in ages and backgrounds.
|Lauren sketches those boats|
|Carlo Martinez sketches with pen & ink on paper|
Equipped even with the most basic pencil and paper, the main idea is recording an observation, by making a picture rather than taking one with a camera. It is the slow process of drawing what sketchers see becomes the key ingredient in discovery about the subject.
|Muffy and Ampoa Roxas do a mother and daughter sketching session|
|Assembling the sketches for us to have a look|
The deliberate conscious attempt to record the things, object, people or place hasn't changed since our ancestors started scribbling on the ground and walls of rocks. Some could say drawing was the first ever medium that can transfer an idea of what was perceived by the author, or in this case the artist, to those who will see the image.
The invention of paper in abundance gave way for portability in the form of bundling them together, we commonly know as sketchbooks. With every sketch walk, it gives us the opportunity to share our sketches. Every page leaf indented with marks and colors form to gives us a glimpse of what made the artist spend time to observe what was sketched.
|Tancho shares his sketches with us|
This month's sketch walk was made possible from the permission of Ms.Mariles Gustilo, Ayala Foundations Director for Arts and Culture, and Carla Gamalinda, Ayala Museum Associate Audience Development for making our sketch walk. We highly appreciate the chance of letting us sketch at the museum.