Sketching the capital city
Sketching activity in Panaji hit a new high on December 1 as the Urban Sketchers, a dedicated sketching group from Pune walked around Fontainhas heritage precinct and spent hours making spectacular sketches of all things that spoke of heritage. The Sketch Walk event was organised by Make It Happen, an organisation that curates immersive travel experiences by engaging with local communities. After successfully introducing a sketch crawl event in Bangalore, Make It Happen was delighted to connect with the Urban Sketchers, who were looking for a tailor designed experience around sketching in Goa.
Sketching can be an eye-opener as you notice the architectural designs and minute details of the buildings which we’ve seen almost all our life. Each person in their own perspective about the same element made memorable sketches. The rich aesthetics amazed all the participants and the details in the sketches etched new essence about Goa in their memories.
Founder of Urban Sketchers group Sanjeev Joshi, said: “The basic manifesto of Urban Sketchers is that you draw at the location to get the feel of the place while you sketch. The atmosphere, the people, the smell and this being the older part of Goa I can smell fish in the houses, cakes in the bakery, all that will go in my memory as a sketch.”