One of the many highlights of the Symposium was getting to meet Gabi Campanario in person. I've corresponded with Gabi via the internet for quite a while, and have also had the privilege to exchange sketchbooks with him over the past couple of years as part of the International Moleskine Sketchbook Exchange.
Gabi is one of the most dedicated sketchers I know! Not only is he the founder of Urban Sketchers, he is also a staff artist for The Seattle Times. At the symposium, Gabi shared some of his work at the paper and highlighted the type of people that he finds most commonly sketching: artists, architects and journalists. I thought this was an interesting observation and, oddly enough, while I've had training in all three disciplines, I feel, like Gabi, I approach sketching as a journalist more than anything else. I like to record moments. I'm less concerned about the picture being beautiful [thank goodness!] as I am it telling a story. This is why I think blogging is such a natural compliment to the work I do.
How about you? Why do you sketch? Why do you [or don't you] share you work online?