SketchReport 29 Sept : The Bible Society of India

This sketch meet was an unplanned adventure. While we initially planned to sketch St Marks Cathedral, not having taken prior permission meant we had to find an alternate subject, but one misfortune led to a delightful Sketching experience


As we do in urban Sketching. Adapt to scenes before you, adapt to the climate conditions and sometimes its adapt to changes in sketch locations.

Not far off from St Marks Cathedral is the old stone building, the Bible Society of India- a picturesque cottage surrounded by trees in the middle of a busy street

Our sketches

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Sketch Report : 23 Sept – National Military Memorial Park

The National Memorial Park – in Vasanth Nagar – is a tribute to the Indian martyrs and soldiers who have fought in the 4 most important Indian wars and battles. The tribute has the names of the fallen soldiers etched into marble stone from the various regiments, so wonderfully displayed – a reminder of the great price we have paid for our freedom. Ever so often, in our sketching efforts we do get to go to capture the forgotten history of this city and this country – that aptly enables us to understand and grow fonder of this city.

Besides the prominent tribute to the soldiers, there were TANKS!!! 4 decommissioned tanks stood magnificently all around – we couldn’t pass up on sketching these.

Look out for next weeks sketchmeet –


Sketchmeet 15 Sept : Bangalore Cantonment Railway Station

This week we took to sketching one of the most historical parts of the city – the 150 year old Bangalore Cantonment Railway Station – the station has a unique feature of beautiful pink arches separating its 2 platforms.

We set out to sketch these arches- our main aim for setting up this sketch meet,  among the other things we were able to catch some trains that had halted at the station, and of course the passengers travelling through. Trains and stations have always been an object of wonder – from the intricate engine designs, to the complex station architecture and perspectives, we had a wonderful time getting these to paper.


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Shalini , Vishnu , Sabrina, Rohit, Seema, Shewta

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– Rohit Kulkarni
– Shalini Raman
– Sabrina Carvalho
– Vishnu Vihari
– Shalini Raman
– Shalini Raman
– Shweta Gadia

Sketchmeet 15 Sept : Bangalore Cantonment Station


This week we will be sketching the Bangalore Cantonment Staion
Location as below

Sketchmeet Timings : 10:30 AM – 02:00 PM
Date : 15th Sept 2018

See you there


Sketchmeet 09 Sept : Sri Aurobindo Society

Hidden within the bustling city lies the Sri Aurobindo Society – a retreat from the noise and chaos that we are accustomed to. It was a wonderful outing for the sketchers – sketching the building and the sprawling garden.

You can find more stories and photos on our  Instagram – Sketchmeet at Aurobindo Facebook – Sketchmeet At Aurobindo 

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SketchMeet 12 AUG : HAL Aerospace Museum

HAL Aerospace Museum

We will sketch the inspiring exhibit at the HAL Aerospace Museum on Old Airport Road This week, we encourage all to invite parents to get their kids to join the sketchmeet.. it will be wonderful  to have the kids enjoy documenting their visit to the Museum with some sketches and journaling

There is an entry fee at the Museum

Location Details : –

Date : 12 Aug Sunday

Timing : 10 AM onwards


Looking forward to seeing you there



Aug 04 : Sketchmeet at H Siddaiah Road

One of the aspects of Urban Sketching is the constant interaction with the environment where you stand sketching. We as sketchers are privileged to be observers and then story tellers – weaving tales with our pens and colours and brushes. H Siddaiah road – we decided was a story that had to be told, is full of such tales – an area of Bangalore that is bursting with people and mechanic shop. We gave it our best shot, although we don’t think we’ve managed to cover all aspects of capturing this street to paper.

A Saturday Morning is a slow morning for business, in this part of the town, we managed to have a bit of an audience watching us, wondering what a group of people like us were upto. It’s always interesting to interact with the subjects you sketch, you don’t quite know what to expect from them – these shop owners couldn’t believe we gathered here out of free will, to spend our saturdays drawing and sketching and painting – they were amused to know that we do this every week, and then obliged to help us take our group photo at the end of the meet.

Our morning meet, extended into a lunch date at the Courtyard Cafe – which just meant a whole lot of sketches, discussion, sharing of sketches and food – there is no better combination than that.

Catch our stories and follow the sketchers on their take of H Siddaiah Street :

SketchMeet at Siddaiah Street

We did have that moment again, when we asked “What do we draw”, how best to represent this area?” to which our fellow sketcher Hemant answered : Draw Everything

Here are our sketches, check out the sketches on our USK Bengaluru Instagram and USK Bengaluru Facebook page as well

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Sketchmeet 04 August : H Siddaiah Road



Join us on 4th August at H Siddaiah Road for our Saturday Sketch meet –
This week we will capture various garage and workshops that line Siddaiah Road opposite Urvashi Theatre.. The above store is indicative of the location as it is only one that is visible on maps
This is a very crowded place so let’s be ready to make quick sketches without much seating spaec.
Post the meet, we will head to a lunch meetup, a separate event for the lunch is available in case you want join in.

Location Details :

Time : 10 Am – 1 Pm
Date : Saturday , 4th August

See you there!


July 21 – Sketchmeet at Venkatappa Art Gallery

We took on  the mighty Venkatappa Art Museum this weekend. One of the oldest in the city, it boasts a rich tradition, very well kept courtyard – with artifacts, stone works and recovered sculptures spread across. It holds the artworks of Karnataka’s beloved artist K. Venkatappa. In addition to serving as a museum, it is also an art gallery for artists all around to exhibit their works

Sketching the complex grand structure, under the constant threat of rain meant we had to work fast and quickly – we had to do away with those intricate details which make historic buildings interesting, but we did manage to get in some of it in our sketches.

Check out our Instagram stories and Sketches : Venkatappa Art Museum

Our sketches


Theres a lot left to explore and sketch in this area, we look forward to sketching the surrounding museums and areas too.

See you next week!


Sketchmeet 21 July – Ventakappa Art Gallery

This week we are taking on the Venkatappa Art Gallery, its magnificent building in pompien red will be a treat to sketch

Join us on Saturday 21st July ,10 am onwards

Location details

See you there!


July 15 – Sketchmeet at Russell Market

After all the buildings and city streets we sketched around, Russell Market with its chaos and colour deserved a re-visit. Nothing can prepare you for buzz that surrounds Russell Market – one of the oldest and most busiest parts of the city, it is a challenge and a delight to a sketcher to get an impression of this area in their sketchbooks.

We gathered on Sunday Morning at the St. Mary’s Basilica and were immediately faced with the the conundrum – Whats the best scene to sketch , is the Church and the worshippers thronging in? or the vendors and stalls on the roads? or the old store fronts and the autos that have lined up across – it was not easy making our choice, but luckily the area is so vast and so diverse, we all could get in a bit of everything.

Here are the sketches

Follow our stories , the sketchers and the group  on Instagram : Russell Market

St Mary’s Basilica – Done by Hemant
The Masjid – Sketch By Seema Misra
The Street across – Sketch By Sabrina Carvalho



We will keep revisiting Russell Market, seems like every alley deserves to be sketched – We don’t seem to have done with this place and its enchanting colour just as yet