AUCKLAND TO HOST URBAN SKETCHERS SYMPOSIUM 2023!

Kia ora sketching whanau - Hello sketching family! We've had to keep this a secret since 2020. We were all set to announce this when...

South Island Road Trip

SOUTH ISLAND ROAD TRIP

Weta Workshops Visit Weta Workshops Weta Workshops Lining up at the ferry Wet on top of the Aretere Omaka Aviation Heritage Museum...

 
 
 
June 2022: Matariki Gate, Queen Street, Auckland CBD

JUNE 2022: MATARIKI GATE, QUEEN STREET, AUCKLAND CBD

Ngā mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori - "happy Matariki" in te reo Māori. Matariki is a special occasion in the New Zealand calendar...

Drawing Attention June 2022

DRAWING ATTENTION JUNE 2022

Check out the latest issue of Drawing Attention...

 
 
 
ANZAC Weekend

ANZAC WEEKEND

Being ANZAC weekend this was an appropriate theme.

LIARDET STREET PROJECTS

The foodcarts in the Liardet Street Projects are humming. A marvelous place to sketch, especially when Ricardo of Chiwi Catering kindly...

 
 
 
Fountain Lake

FOUNTAIN LAKE

When I drew this lake before, I didn't draw the fountain since I didn't really know how to tackle it. The water jets change as it does...

VINTAGE CAR RALLY - TARANAKI

Vintage Car rally in Leperton and Inglewood. Proud owner standing next to his 1928 Studebaker President. He'd got married in it years...

 
 
 

OAKURA CHRISTMAS

Another year without a white Christmas. What a bummer... it was horrible!

Jury Garden

JURY GARDEN

This is a sketch from one of the gardens that was in the Garden Festival. It still seems intact after the crowds returned home.

 
 
 
Collecting Seaweed at East End

COLLECTING SEAWEED AT EAST END

This one was done in July before lockdown. It was just after a big storm and patches of seaweed were washing up on the beaches. Although...

Prince's Gate Hotel in Rotorua

PRINCE'S GATE HOTEL IN ROTORUA

Before Lockdown, we stayed at a classy old-timey hotel in Rotorua. It had hotpools, creaky floors, stained glass and many chandeliers....

 
 
 
View from my window

VIEW FROM MY WINDOW

Here's a view from my window. A little bit of sun made it more appealling to sketch. I've never drawn this view before since it always...

Lockdown Necessity

LOCKDOWN NECESSITY

 
 
 
Back of Tanuki's Cave

BACK OF TANUKI'S CAVE

This is the back of the excellent Tanuki's Cave and Kura cafes behind Auckland's Queen Street. Sketched with Urban Sketchers Auckland...

Liardet Street

LIARDET STREET

There's a pedestrian bridge that connects to a hill that overlooks the Tasman Sea. Of course I'm drawing in the other direction. I...

 
 
 
My window view

MY WINDOW VIEW

New drawing of an old subject with a new type of pen.

Triathlon Finish

TRIATHLON FINISH

This one's from March when we were watching the triathlons finish at Ngamotu Beach. You can see here that there was a big screen behind...

 
 
 
Classic Motorcycle Show

CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE SHOW

The New Plymouth Classic Motorcycle Show was packed, even though it was being held over two days. This 1960 BSA 600cc jumped out at...

ANZAC Day 2021

ANZAC DAY 2021

This year's ANZAC dawn ceremony had a naval crew attend when they were docked in Port Taranaki. Also, shown here are some of the other...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Astronaut Captures Magnificent Aurora Storm From Aboard the ISS

Astronaut Captures Magnificent Aurora Storm From Aboard the ISS

NASA astronaut Bob Hines photographed the aurora from the International Space Station capturing a spectacular image of the magical lights dancing on the Earth's surface. Read more ...

Vitamin D Architecture

Vitamin D Architecture

The explosion of Krakatoa in August 27th, 1883, engraved by Parker & Coward from photograph.. Image © The Eruption of Krakatoa and Subsequent Phenomena, British Royal Society... Read more ...

In Times of Need: Architects Stepping Up in Humanitarian Crisis

In Times of Need: Architects Stepping Up in Humanitarian Crisis

© Erik Jan Ouwerkerk Hard times bring people together. In recent years we have seen how collective work can be a driving force to help those affected by natural or man-made... Read more ...

Arquitectonica Designs Soon-to-be Florida's Tallest Commercial Building

Arquitectonica Designs Soon-to-be Florida's Tallest Commercial Building

One Brickell City Centre by Arquitectonica. Image Courtesy of Swire Properties Inc and Related Companies Arcquitectonica unveiled the design of One Brickell City Centre, an... Read more ...

Paper boat, Melf

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The truth is out there

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Some long road that goes nowhere, Garrett Meyers

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Pattern recognition, Tom Hegen

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White Castle, Appah Gideon

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Mohammed Amer Is a Salad Bowl

Melting pot? The Houston comedian prefers a different analogy for himself. His new Netflix series, “Mo,” cocreated by Ramy Youssef, should help clarify. Read more ...