Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July Sketchwalk at the 98B Saturday Market

For our July sketchwalk, the Philippine Urban Sketchers went to the historic street of Escolta in Manila, particularly to the Saturday Market of the 98B Collaboratory at the ground floor of the First United Building. The Saturday Market is one of the many activities held in the area to revive and enliven what was once the premiere shopping and entertainment hub of Manila.

The monthly Saturday Market offers vintage, pre-loved, and handmade items from local artists.

Photo courtesy of 98B Collaboratory
Photo courtesy of 98B Collaboratory
Photo courtesy of 98B Collaboratory
Photo courtesy of 98B Collaboratory

Aside from drawing in and around the market area, the sketchers also drew along the stretch of the Escolta.

Escolta street sign drawn by Cynthia Feliciano

Abbie Mendoza sketches with a background of what Escolta used to look like
before the Second World War.

Part of the Regina Building, by Carlo Martinez

Cesar Ramirez sketches one of the windows of the Regina Building.

Cherisse Aguilon's street view drawing, with the bell tower of the Sta. Cruz church in the background.

Sketch by Erwin Balines of a booth selling handmade trinkets.

Ige Trinidad's sketches of people he observed at the market.

Janne Soriano made two contrasting drawings. One was this drawing of the facade of the market,

...and the other one was this sketch of the interiors.

I sketched the same booth Erwin did. It was really colorful!

Man Marbella's drawing of the interesting structures he found along Escolta.

Mike Baluarte sketched some quirky signs printed on wood.

NiceNice Rodriguez's street view drawing.

The sketchers putting finishing touches to their work before show & tell.

It wasn't all arts and crafts at the market; it had music too. Blues musician Hoochie Coochie Mikkie graced the event and sang his heart out. 

Ige's sketch of Mikkie
My own drawing of Mikkie, with a small flyer about the Urban Sketchers Philippines.
We gave a number of these away to let people know about the group
and encourage them to join in our sketchwalks.

NiceNice drawing Mikkie

A great photo of NiceNice with her subject, blues musician
Hoochie Coochie Mikkie, who was thrilled to be sketched.

The sketches, all laid out for show & tell.

Another great turnout for Urban Sketchers Philippines! 

We'd like to thank everyone who attended the sketchwalk. See you again next month! The tentative date is August 23. No venue yet, but we're open to suggestions. :)

Do you like to draw on location or would like to? Everyone's welcome to sketch with us! Join our Facebook group for updates and see the works made by our members. Search "Urban Sketchers Philippines", join, and we'll add you to our members list. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sketch call for the month of July

When: July 19, 2014, 9am-12nn
Where: 98B Saturday x Future Market, First United Building, Escolta

We can sketch in the market area (the sellers, their stuff, the shoppers--anything that interests you) and along Escolta from 9am onwards. We regroup at the market entrance at around 11:45 for show & tell. :)

Join the Facebook group for updates and see the sketches made by our members. Search "Urban Sketchers Philippines", join, and we'll add you to our members list. Click here for the July sketchwalk event page.

Anyone can join this activity. See you there!