Sketch Across the World

This year due to the challenging situation we were faced with, I asked folk from across the World to join The Walking Sketchbook to sketch nature wherever they were. Inspired by sketching both indoors and outdoors on well-being walks.

I love this little book created by Jane McGregor during
Sketch Across the World 2020

How sketchers joined in this year:

1. On the 2nd or 3rd May 2020, we gathered our sketch materials to sketch nature wherever we were.

2. We explored Nature in our local environment, from our window, in our garden or beyond if it was safe to do so. We sketched whatever we discovered whilst connecting with nature.

3. We shared our sketches and experience on Instagram and tagged #sketchacrosstheworld joining folk all over the world on a big adventure.

4. You can Search on Instagram for #sketchacrosstheworld and click Follow to see the gallery of sketches from around the world.

The Sketch Across the World Project came about in 2019 through wanting to encourage folk to sketch outdoors and connect with nature. A chance to experience creativity whatever the weather. Exploring creativity outdoors introduces an inspiring, free -flowing experience.

To look, to see, to understand, to capture – however imperfectly – is to be part of the land in a way like no other. 

Jan Blencowe – Art-quotes.com

Sketch Across the World 2020

Wow! What an amazing weekend, we sketched across 6 continents of the World. A total of 203 artists joined us creating 258 sketches, inspiring creative adventures with nature. You can visit the gallery on Instagram by following the hashtag #sketchacrosstheworld

See the following blog about our adventure.

Katherine Owen
The Walking Sketchbook
Sketches created from around the World 2020
Painting with Plant Pigments by Rebecca Reynolds during lockdown 2020


Sketch Across the World 2019

It was an amazing weekend and we sketched across all continents in the world including Antarctica. A total of 70 artists joined in producing 116 sketches, inspiring creative outdoors adventures and nature connection. Click on the following hashtag to see the gallery of sketches on Instagram #sketchacrosstheworld. You can also read a blog post with the results here.

Katherine Owen
The Walking Sketchbook