Sketchbound now has two meet-ups happening in Dubai City, both were organised for Monday nights, however this was causing confusion and so the Marina meet-ups were rescheduled for Sunday Nights. Last Sunday’s meet-up on the 8th June was a great … Continue reading →
A new group of Sketchbound Dubai commenced on Monday 19th May at Le Pain Quotidien, Dubai Mall. I met with the new members and we took our seats at the communal table. Sketchbooks and art materials of choice took centre stage on the table. After introductions between everyone the conversation flowed about our interest in sketching and why we sketch. Stories were shared and the enthusiasm for meeting weekly was wonderful. This new group of Sketchbound will meet-up every Friday at Le Pain Quotidient in Dubai Mall from 7pm.
Before I had the opportunity to take photographs two of the members had to leave. The following are images by Omer, Geri and I. Sketchbound’s second sketching group is off to a great start! Don’t forget to join our facebook group page and upload your drawings there!
Le Pain Quotidien is located Level 1, by the Ice Rink.
If travelling to LPQ, Dubai Mall by car, use Cinema Parking, level 1
On Monday 14th of April, instead of our usual venue at Le Pain Quotidien at Dubai Marina Mall. I am excited and very pleased to announce that Polar Bear Creative will host our next Sketchbound meeting at their premises in Business Bay Dubai at 7pm.
It is a great opportunity for Sketchbound to sketch in a dedicated creative space and interact with the people of Polar Bear!
A huge thanks to Sketchbound member Dina Saadi and the owner of Polar Bear Creative for the invitation.
It will be a great night of creativity, so pencil this date and venue in your diaries and I’ll see you there…
Last night Sketchbound met once again at the communal table to sketch, doodle, draw and paint! Our theme this week was inspired by the recent heavy downpowers that drenched Dubai… a welcome change from the heat of the sun. The … Continue reading →
In Middle English the word, spelled pencel, meant “artist’s brush.” It was borrowed from Old French pincel or peincel, related to Modern French peinture “painting.” The French inherited the word from the Latin penicillus, for “little tail.” ~ Robert Linsford (pencils.com)
Notable pencil users (Wikipedia)
Thomas Edison had his pencils specially made by Eagle Pencil. Each pencil was three inches long, was thicker than standard pencils and had softer graphite than was normally available.
Vladimir Nabokov rewrote everything he had ever published, usually several times, by pencil.John Steinbeck was an obsessive pencil user and is said to have used as many as 60 a day. His novel East of Eden took more than 300 pencils to write.
Vincent van Gogh used only Faber pencils as they were “superior to Carpenters pencils, a capital black and most agreeable”.
Johnny Carson regularly played with pencils at his Tonight Show desk. These pencils were specially made with erasers at both ends to avoid on-set accidents.
Roald Dahl used only pencils with yellow casing to write his books. He had 6 sharpened pencils ready at the beginning of each day and only when all 6 pencils became unusable did he resharpen them.