"I am from urban north London, but now live in urbane Davis California.

I sketch, I write, sometimes do things and go places and my name is Pete.

I had a teacher there who used to do a lot of sketches when he travelled on university excursions.

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Urban sketching is a string band performing at a local farmers’ market – or perhaps in Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Celebrating the mundane as well as the famous is what urban sketching is all about.

Even when I stay home and enjoy sketches online, I am still a part of that rich network, learning with every sketch about other people’s lives.

In May, my husband Greg and I went to France for the first time, and I sketched the Eiffel Tower.

When not Davis, I sketch Sacramento, San Francisco, London, or anywhere else I happen to be.

I tend to erase people and cars from my cities, but I'm starting to get over this.His drawings of Seattle – my birthplace and lifelong home – were of sights that I had seen many times, yet had never truly seen.I wanted to learn to see, and therefore experience, those locations (and any new ones that I travel to) more completely.Sketching one of the world’s most famous icons felt like a dream come true – the ultimate in urban sketching.But although I can’t resist sketching world-famous icons whenever I’m fortunate enough to see them, for me, urban sketching is much more than that.Urban sketching is a tree with its middle chopped away to accommodate Seattle’s ubiquitous power lines.