Sigrid, the principal of StepUp, is an “urban sketcher”, documenting the city of Vancouver and especially her own neighbourhood of East Van. She walks around with her $7.99 Canadian Tire camping stool until she finds a suitable subject to draw, pulls up the stool and sits down for an hour or so with her sketchbook and ink pen. Most interesting to her are ordinary subjects like the characteristic Vancouver alleys with dumpsters and power lines, rather than tourist sights.
Sigrid also sketched in Lisbon, Portugal last summer where she attended the Urban Sketching Symposium held by urbansketchers.org, an international sketching group founded by the Seattle sketchblogger and award-winning Seattle Times sketchblogger, Gabi Campanario.
Janine Vangool of Uppercase Magazine in Calgary found Sigrid’s urban neighbourhood sketches on Flickr and asked Sigrid to contribute some of her sketches and an article to issue #12 (January 2012). Check it out!
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