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  • Friday, July 22, 2011 - 08:29
    joaocpp


    Abertura do simpósio


    Terceiro dia na capital portuguesa, foi bonito chegar cedinho e ver, no pátio da Universidade de Belas Artes de Lisboa, tantos desenhistas reunidos provindos de diversas partes do globo. Logo de cara me deparei com o sketckbook do Gérard Michel, inacreditável, todos concordamos que ele é um deus do traço, um deus simpático e sorridente.


    De lá fomos todos para o auditório onde o Gabriel Campanario e Isabel Fiadeiro deram as boas-vindas e falaram um pouco sobre este encontro. Feito isso, cada instrutor se reuniu com sua respectiva turma de alunos. Fui até onde estava Frank Ching e o Pedro Cabral. O workshop dos dois se chama “Explorar o Chiado” e visa levar aos alunos a descobrir, através do processo do desenho e do contato com o local, descobrir o que leva o Chiado a ser um local tão especial e único. Sua turma reunia arquitetos, designers e professores. Feitas as apresentações fomos para o Chiado desenhar. Conheci a professora Marina, brasileira radicada em Portugal há mais de 35 anos. Desenhamos lado a lado e conversamos um pouco sobre o Brasil e Portugal.


    No desenho abaixo vocês podem ver a Marina em primeiro plano e o Eduardo Bajzek sentado no pé do monumento desenhando.


    O Gabriel Campanario chegou por ali e juntos seguimos para o Cais do Sodré onde o Eduardo Salavisa e a Mônica Cid estavam ministrando o workshop de “Captar movimentos com esboços rápidos”. No caminho, íamos admirando a bela arquitetura lisboeta. Chegamos ao local e encontramos um grupo reunido debaixo da sombra de uma árvore, todos juntos pra se esconder do Sol, que a essa hora estava muito forte. Dentro da estação me encontrei com o Eduardo Salavisa que me explicou um pouco sobre os exercícios que eles pediram para os alunos: desenho gestual, rápido, tentando captar os movimentos. Peguei meu caderno e comecei a rabiscar enquanto outras pessoas também me retratavam desenhando; comecei a fazer o mesmo e logo a coisa toda parecia um duelo de canetas. Calor, calor, calor...


    Paramos para almoçar e voltamos a nos encontrar às 14h30, mas antes conheci o Nuno, um cara muito legal que me deu uma rápida aula de história portuguesa, me explicou porque existem tantos Nunos em Portugal e tão poucos ou nenhum na Espanha... mas essa história é longa, no entanto, se quiser saber mais, pergunte para o Nuno. Valeu, Nuno!


    Almoço rápido. Encontrei o Pedro Fernandes no restaurante. Batemos um papo, pretendo visitar seu workshop amanhã. Assistimos a duas palestras no auditório “Do desenho em grupo à exibição colectiva” com a Tia Boon e “Passando, parando, caminhando: desenho urbano em contexto”. Terminada a palestra, segui para o workshop “Capturar atmosferas”, nas Escadinhas do Duque, com Norberto Dorantes e Mário Linhares, também dois mestres... Ufa... Amanhã tem mais.


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    Third day in the Portuguese capital, it was beautiful to get early and see, in the courtyard of the Lisbon Fine Arts University, so many drawers coming from several parts of the globe, all brought together. Right away I came across the Gérard Michel sketchbook, unbelievable, we all agree that he is a god of the trace, a friendly and smiling god.


    From there we all went to the auditorium where Gabriel Campanario and Isabel Fiadeiro gave the welcome and talked a bit about this meeting.



     



    After that, each instructor met their respective class of students. Then I went to Frank Ching and  Pedro Cabral workshop which is called "Explore the Chiado" and aims to lead students to find out, through the drawing process and contact with the place, what makes Chiado a place so special and unique.




    Their class brings together architects, designers and teachers. After the introductions we went to the Chiado to make some drawings. I met Professor Marina, a Brazilian rooted in Portugal for over 35 years. We drew side by side and talked a little about Brazil and Portugal.





    In the drawing below you can see Marina in the forefront and Eduardo Bajzek sitting at the foot of the monument drawing.



    Gabriel Campanario came along and together we went to the Cais do Sodre where Eduardo Salavisa and Monica Cid were providing the workshop "Capturing movements with quick sketches”. On the way, we were admiring the beautiful architecture of Lisbon. We arrived at the place and found a group gathered under the shade of a tree, all together in order to hide from the sun, which at that time was pretty strong.



    Inside the station I met Eduardo Salavisa who explained a little about the exercises that they gave to the students: gesture drawing, fast, trying to capture the movements. I grabbed my notebook and started doodling while others also portrayed me drawing, I began to do the same and soon the whole thing looked like a duel of pens. Heat, heat, heat ...



    We stopped for lunch and we met again at 14:30, but before I met Nuno, a nice guy who gave me a quick lesson about Portuguese history, and explained to me why there are so many Nunos in Portugal and so few or none in Spain ... but that’s a long story, however, if you want to know more, ask Nuno. Thanks, Nuno!


    Quick lunch. I found Pedro Fernandes in the restaurant. We chatted a little, I intend to visit his workshop tomorrow. We attended two lectures in the auditorium "From group drawing to collective exhibition" with Tia Boon and "Passing, stopping, walking, urban drawing in context." After the lecture, I headed for the workshop "Capturing atmospheres," in the Escadinhas do Duke, with Norberto Dorantes and Mário Linhares, also two masters ... Phew ... There will be more tomorrow.


     

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  • Friday, July 22, 2011 - 05:19
    joaocpp


    Quando eu li “Pé na estrada” do escritor estadunidense Jack Kerouac fiquei empolgado com as divagações de seu “Sal Paradise” sobre a América que ele percorria de carona. O livro é cheio de detalhes sobre seu cotidiano. Enquanto viaja na caçamba de alguma caminhonete descreve suas refeições, conversas com desconhecidos e visões mágicas. Fiquei maravilhado com a sua empolgação de mochileiro e desejei um dia viajar também em busca daquelas sensações. Aqui em Lisboa estou me sentindo como “Sal Paradise”, porém sem a mesma proeza prosódica de seu criador, Jack Kerouac, para descrever tudo como gostaria... mas vamos tentando. Bom, mas eu tenho um recurso a mais para ajudar: o desenho.


     Segundo dia em Lisboa, mais desenhos, mais becos, mais maravilhamento... O Eduardo Bajzeck chegou hoje, marcamos de nos encontrar no Largo do Carmo. Ao chegar lá vi que ele já havia conhecido a artista australiana, Liz Stell, fiquei encantado com seu sketch book. Ela tirou uma foto nossa no final. Depois fomos andar e explorar mais a cidade. Paramos no Mirante de São Pedro de Alcântara, onde ficamos um bom tempo tentando captar ao menos um pouco da beleza do lugar, o resultado está aí na postagem. Pela manhã ainda fiz um desenho dentro do bonde e um outro na rua dos cegos. Amanhã tem mais.


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    When I read "On the Road," by the american writer Jack Kerouac, I got really excited about the wanderings of his "Sal Paradise" about America that he went along taking rides. The book is full of details about his daily life. While he travels in the back of a truck, he describes his meals, conversations with strangers and magical visions. I got amazed at his backpacker excitement and I wished one day to travel in search of those sensations as well. Here in Lisbon, I feel like Sal Paradise, however, without the same prosodic prowess of its creator, Jack Kerouac, to describe everything as I’d like ... But let's try. Well, but I have one more resource to help me: the drawing.


    Second day in Lisbon, more drawings, more alleys, more wonders ... Eduardo Bajzeck arrived today, we arranged to meet at the Largo do Carmo. When I got there I saw that he had already known the Australian artist, Liz Stell, I was delighted with her sketch book.


    She took a picture of us at the end. Then we walked around and explored the city. We stopped at the Mirante de São Pedro de Alcântara, where we stayed for a long time trying to capture at least some of the place beauty, the result is there in the post. In the morning I also made ​​a drawing inside the tram and another one on the blinds’ street. There will be more tomorrow.


     


     

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  • Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 00:52
    Marcia.Milner-Brage

    Portugal July 2011

    My new traveling shoes!

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  • Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 21:46
    urbansketchers

    First dispatch from Symposium correspondent Joao Pinheiro, who received a scholarship to attend the Symposium and document the experience with his drawings.

    Chegada a Lisboa – 19-07-2011

    Pela janela do avião, Lisboa apareceu pequena pra mim, parecia de brinquedo, lá do alto, uma maquete bonita, perfeita... O avião começou a descer, ela cresceu, foi crescendo mais e mais e de repente me engoliu. Que cidade bonita, exuberante de ponta a ponta, fiquei maravilhado. Não sabia nem por onde começar... queria ver a estátua de Fernando Pessoa e de tão perdido nem percebi que ela estava a uns dez metros do hotel, debaixo do meu nariz. Bem, logo de cara já conheci o Eduardo Salavisa, um desenhista ótimo e grande incentivador da arte de rabiscar em cadernos, além de grande pessoa; Foi através do site , que ele mantém até hoje, que eu tomei contato, lá atrás, em 2006, com outros artistas que mantinham diários, onde registravam com traços e cores seus cotidianos, e percebi que não estava sozinho no mundo. Lembro que pensei: "Existem outros artistas no mundo que desenham obsessivamente, o tempo todo, no seu dia a dia! Que legal". Na época enviei um email para o Salavisa perguntando se poderia expor meus desenhos no site "Diário Gráfico" e para minha surpresa ele respondeu, depois de ver os meus trabalhos, que sim. Não imagina a felicidade que isso me proporcionou na época. Os desenhos eram de 2005 e estão no site até hoje. Desde então muita coisa aconteceu e lá se vão quase cinco anos. Daquele tempo pra cá aumentou muito a quantidade de pessoas que desenham nas ruas. É incrível, um fenômeno mundial, basta ver a quantidade de pessoas que os sketchcrawl têm reunido. Os adeptos de diários gráficos quadruplicaram e estão rabiscando por todos os cantos do mundo, isso é um fato. Continuando, depois fui com o Eduardo até a Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa conhecer o local onde vai ser dada a largada para o “Symposium urban sketchers Lisboa”. A exposição está muito bonita. Depois saí para andar mais pela cidade e desenhar um pouco, afinal, também é para isso que estou aqui.

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    Arrival in Lisbon - 19.07.2011 From the airplane window, Lisbon appeared small to me, it looked like a toy, from above, a beautiful model, perfect ... The plane began its descent and the city she grew and grew more and more and I was suddenly swallowed by it. What a beautiful town, lush from end to end, I was amazed. I did not know where to start ... I wanted to see the statue of Fernando Pessoa and was so lost I didn't even realized it was about ten meters away, under my nose. Well, right away I met Eduardo Salavisa, a great artist and great supporter of the art of scribbling in notebooks, and great a person. He still runs , a site I discovered in 2006 that catalogues artists who keep graphic diaries where they record with lines and colors their everyday life. when I first saw it, I realized I was not alone in the world. I remember thinking: "There are other artists in the world who draw obsessively all the time in your day to day! That's cool." At the time I sent an email to the Salavisa asking if he could show my drawings on the website and to my surprise he said, after seeing my work, yes. You can not imagine the happiness it gave me at the time. The drawings were from 2005 and are on the site today. Since then, much has happened in almost five years. From that time the amount of people who draw on the street has grown. It's amazing, a worldwide phenomenon, witness the number of people who gather for sketch crawls. Fans of graphic journals have quadrupled by sketching all over the world, this is a fact. Later I went with Eduardo to the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon, where the Symposium will start Thursday. The exhibition is very beautiful. Then I went to walk over the city and draw a little, after all, that is what my job here is.

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  • Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 19:04
    Isabel Fiadeiro

     

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  • Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 18:45
    urbansketchers

    In about eight hours, 150 participants from more than 20 countries around the globe, will start to arrive at the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, where the Symposium banner was raised this afternoon.

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  • Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 14:43
    nunorms

    Hi, my name is Nuno Matos Silva and I am a 60 year old architect teaching Architectural Drawing in the Architectural Master at IST-UTL, Lisbon, Portugal.

    For some years now, I have been following the activity of the USK, both practicing and visiting, for the benefit of my pedagogic activity and personal joy.
    I’m interested in all kinds of freehand architectural drawings, once they enable to capture the essential of the spaces, buildings and environments.

    Since everything goes with it and results came with practice, I try not to lose the train(ing), balance and good company of the “every day sketchers”.

    Welcome and see you tomorrow!

    Drawing while visiting Porto with students to learn more about the city and good architecture.

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  • Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 04:17
    floodfish

    Hi, my name is Jason Das. I'm an Urban Sketchers blog correspondent and a member of the Urban Sketchers Board of Directors. I'm looking forward to seeing lots of folks I met last year in Portland, and meeting many new sketchers as well!

    I've never been to Lisbon before, but it looks like an amazing place to visit and to sketch.

    One thing I like to do when travelling is find all the best local vegan food. In Portland, that took no effort at all. Lisbon is a bit trickier. But I'm quite excited that the Symposium is quite near to O Sopinhas, Lisbon's only vegan restaurant. (There is also a vegan bakery, Bake the Difference, only a bit further away). In case there are any other vegan or vegetarian folks coming, you may want to check out this map I threw together of vegan-friendly eateries convenient to the Symposium. (Best to cross check this map with Happy Cow's guide for details on each place.)

    It would be poor form to not include an image, right? Well, here's how I've been feeling cramming in all the "real life" stuff I need to get done before taking off for the Symposium:

    Black Box

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  • Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 08:56
    urbansketchers

    This post expands the blogging instructions previously posted.

    HOW TO UPLOAD AND INSERT AN IMAGE

    Take these steps to make sure your images appear in the body of the blog post:

    1. Check the "Full HTML" option under "Input format."

    2. After you upload the image, select the display size. A drop-down menu gives you three options:

    Automatic: Image will appear at whatever size you uploaded it. 

    Column_Half_420px: Image will be automatically shrinked to 420px wide.

    Column_Wide_700px: Image will be displayed at 700px width, the maximum width available.

    3. Last, click Insert. If you don't click insert, your image will not appear on the blog post. If you missed checking "Full HTML", your image will not be displayed either.

    TEXT WRAP AROUND IMAGES

    After the image is inserted, follow these steps if you want the text to wrap around it:

    1. Click over the image to select it.

    2. Click the Picture icon on the editing bar. An "Insert/edit Image" window will pop up. Select the "Appearance tab," where you will find a drop-down menu with different alignment options. On the example, I chose to justify the image to the right and added a 10px horizontal space. On the Style cell, I edited the html line, deleting the 10px from the right margin, but leaving that space for the left margin.

    3. Last, click Update.

    Feel free to ask questions if you encounter any problems. We want all participants and instructors to be able to share their Lisbon sketches on the blog for the rest of the online community to see! Remember one of the points of the Urban Sketchers Manifesto is that we share our drawings online. ;)

     

     

    =========== Post Images From Flickr =================

     

    Here are some steps that I used to add images from Flickr to a blog entry. You could use the same steps to share images... and cross-post on Flickr to help promote the Symposium. See Marcia's instructions below if you're using an iPad.

     

    From Flickr, click the share menu pull-down. Select "Grab HTML" and also pick the 640px width. Copy your code.

    The flickr share menu looks like this. NOTE: Ths is not part of the symposium blogging engine. You have to be a registered Flickr memeber to use and share images.

     

    Switch to the symposium site in your browser and Create Blog Entry as you normally would.

    Make sure you are in FULL HTML input mode. And click the "HTML" button in the editor menu.

     

    Next, paste your text in the editor window, then select update.

    Your Flickr image should appear in the editor. You can now add your copy or repeat these steps and add additional images.

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  • Monday, July 18, 2011 - 20:46
    miguelfrancobr

    My name is Miguel Franco, I am a Brazilian from Rio de Janeiro living in Moscow since August 2010.
    I would like to wish you all the best before flying to Lisbon tomorrow!

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