Tuesday, February 11, 2020

#2 - Urban Sketching Challenge 2020

Welcome to the Ottawa Urban Sketchers second sketching challenge of 2020!

You have until February 29th (it's a leap year!) to post your sketches to this challenge
Post them to our Facebook Group Page
You can share as many as you like 

This challenge was inspired by Idaho artist James Castle (1899-1977)

From Wikipedia:
James Castle was a self-taught artist who created drawings, assemblage and books throughout his lifetime. Castle was born profoundly deaf and for at least some time attended the Gooding School for the Deaf and the Blind in Gooding, Idaho, but it is not known to what extent he could read, write, or use sign language. Castle's artworks were created almost exclusively with found materials such as papers salvaged from common packaging and mail, in addition to food containers of all types. Castle mixed ink using soot from the woodstove and saliva and applied it with tools of his own making, including sharpened sticks, and other found objects. His drawings sensitively depict interiors, buildings, animals, landscapes and people based on his family's rural Garden Valley homestead as well as the architecture and landscapes of the places he lived and visited. His former home in Boise, Idaho is now a cultural center devoted to his work and includes an artist-in-residence venue.

The Sketches!

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