Road to Riga

Today, I’m flying off to the north of Europe. The final destination is Riga, in Latvia, where I’ll lead two sketching workshops with fellow sketcher Pedro Alves, in the Urban Sketching Winter School Riga 2019. But the journey starts further north, in Helsinki and Tallinn.

To get familiar with the northern palette, I’ve tested this night view of Riga’s cathedral. You might not believe it but it was sketched live and on location… well… sort of. This live webcam might had something to do with it. Still counts as urban sketching, right?

Hoje, voo para o norte da Europa. O destino final é Riga, na Letónia, onde irei conduzir duas oficinas de desenho com o companheiro de cadernos Pedro Alves, na Urban Sketching Winter School Riga 2019. Mas a viagem começa mais a norte, em Helsínquia e Tallinn.

Para me familiarizar com a paleta nortenha, testei esta vista noturna da catedral de Riga. Podem não acreditar, mas foi desenhada ao vivo e no local… quer dizer… mais ou menos. Esta webcam pode ter tido algo a ver com isto. Mas ainda conta como urban sketching, não é?

Author: Pedro Loureiro

I was born on the southwestern-most tip of Europe, in Lagos, Portugal. A childhood of legos and sandcastles led me to architecture school, but an adolescence of doodling drove me to sketching and later to illustration. I like to sketch, to travel and to chop vegetables into tiny manageable bits. I also like maps. The older the better!

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