An open sketch book featuring people standing on a train platform with watercolours near by

#yycLCL July 2016

Stephanie Fowler uses urban sketching to live a creative life. She created this piece sitting on the CTrain platform on Parade Day.

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Inouk Touzin

Inouk Touzin

Living in Calgary allows Inouk Touzin to be creative all the time—making him happy and fulfilled—and he believes everyone should do the same.

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Artstrek 2016

Artstrek 2016

Alabanza, alabanza. Sung strong and proud, those few powerful words echoed the end of a life changing experience for a group of Alberta teens this week.

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Sam Hester

Sam Hester

Sam Hester is so creative, she can transform a concussion into an imagination opportunity and a chance to focus on her own creative projects.

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Rick Thomas

Rick Thomas

According to Rick Thomas, one of a city’s greatest strengths lies in the collective ideas of its residents—and great cities find innovative ways to tap into that.

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A woman stands next to a white picket fence

Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson has a ritual she observes every time she visits a city. “When I travel the first thing I do is take a food tour to orientate myself…”

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My next painting is all sketched out and I have the colour palette in my “Mind Palace”. The canvas is gesso’d, and here we have the underpainting and my grid. My reference sketch is also gridded. Next step: using the grid, I’ll use watercolour pencils to copy my sketch onto the canvas. Believe it or not, the orange-yellow part will be my sky, the purple will be my yellow flax field, and the violet in green the foreground will be green grass and a tree. ...

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