Nishant Jain carries a sketchbook with him everywhere he goes. In this talk, he will share the travel sketchbooks he has accumulated over six years of observational drawing in cafes, at airports, on street corners, and various public spaces around the world.
As an immigrant in North America, urban sketching has helped Nishant to connect with the people around him, forging meaningful relationships and gaining a deeper understanding of his new world.
Using a simple toolkit - just one fountain pen and a couple of fine liners - he will demonstrate a quick, minimalist sketching style that allows him to capture a dynamic urban environment.
Nishant believes that sketchbooks are an essential exercise in mindfulness, providing an opportunity for deep attention amidst the constant distractions of modern life.
This talk will encourage everyone to pick up a sketchbook and start sketching their world. It is a simple yet powerful way to reconnect with our environment and the people with whom we share it.
About the Artist
Nishant Jain is an artist, writer, and podcaster, living in Vancouver. He draws sneaky art of his world by walking around cities with a sketchbook. Every week, Nishant shares his art and writing with thousands of readers of his email newsletter - the SneakyArt Post. He is also the showrunner of the SneakyArt Podcast, where he conducts deep, insightful conversations with artists around the world. Nishant’s work has been published in newspapers and online media all over
Sept. 7, 2023