Ningbo Local Drawing Circle: meet up

Hiya sketchers, there will be a meet-up with all the contributors (hopefully) to exchange stories and experience about the sketchbook. We have done the first half of a full year (milestone!), will be interesting to share your thoughts about the book. Tentative date is November 28th, please mark the date.

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Garima: Ningbo Local Drawing Circle October 2015



Above picture are Garima’s sketches in Ningbo Focus December 2015.

Hi guys, the sketchbook has been moving from one sketcher to another sketchers for half of the year. Very excited! I hope we will complete the second half of the year, and move on to Collages as Lee Prescott started this year.

Here are a few of Garima’s sketches this month, I love the vampire doodle, very Halloween-ny. Happy Halloween!

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Ningbo Focus: June 2015. The Ningbo Local Drawing Circle.

The article I envisage to get more people on board in the fun project. Written by me, edited and featured in Ningbo Focus- June 2015. It is part of BrewDrawing project based in London. Good news is that every month your doodles will be featured in Ningbo Focus. Kindly spread the words for those who might be interested. I sincerely hope to have a full year (12 sketchers) for a start. And nope, you are not secretly taking part of my research. I would have mentioned it otherwise. Purely fun and for both specialists and non-specialists!

Previous links:

Initial idea of the circle, The sketchbooks, May 2015- I started the circle, End of my sketching month- May 2015.


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Mia: Ningbo Local Drawing Circle May 2015

Update: My favourite sketch is featured in Ningbo Focus July 2015. Page66. Stay tuned every month for other sketcher’s favourite scribbles.

Hiya guys, my turn had come to an end. I will pass the sketchbook to Karen, sure she will take a good care of it! Here are my favourites from the book.

Reflecting on my personal aim I stated at the beginning of my month, I would say it is been a successful attempt to certain extent although I will not say I have covered the whole Ningbo (nowhere near!). You will see bits of my daily life (get going with my research), personal interests and also my rambling about other stuff. Most importantly, I had fun!

Please do let us know if you want to contribute 🙂 You will have the sketchbook for a month. On your own pace and time, draw as much as you want. By the end of the 12th month, we’ll gather and talk about the sketchbook. Here for more info. Bfn!

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1 May 2015: starting the Ningbo Local Drawing Circle

Hi guys, hope you are enjoying your holiday. It is a glorious day in Ningbo. We planned on cycling and flying the quadcopter on mountains today and get some footage. While waiting for Matt, I started to draw on the brand spanking new sketchbooks. This month is my turn.

I woke up in the morning with our 450 quadcopter and the radio controller on the dining table. Quite an interesting shape with joysticks, switches and a display. So that’s my first couple of drawings. My personal aim is to show Ningbo to the world (the circle is the first one in Ningbo- possibly in China too actually) along with my day-to-day life and personal interest through series of scribbles. That’ll make me explore Ningbo more, downtown area and interesting places. Let’s see how it goes, shall we! For info about the circle, click here and here are the books. Bfn.

Link to other circles (BrewDrawingCircles) is here, VPN is needed though.

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