Author: Ken Avidor

Ken Avidor

About Ken Avidor

Ken Avidor is an illustrator, cartoonist and occasional courtroom sketch artist. Ken Avidor is an active urban sketcher and maintains a daily, illustrated journal. Ken is married to urban cartographer and talented sketch artist Roberta Avidor in the Union Depot in Lowertown, Saint Paul. Follow Ken and Roberta's sketching/bicycling adventures on their travel blog.

Sunday Sketch: Sketching Twin Cities Snow Piles

Winter in Minnesota does not favor plein air sketching – ink freezes in pens, watercolors turn to ice and fingers develop frostbite. Fortunately, there are many good places to sketch indoors in the Twin Cities (watch this KARE 11 report about the Metro Sketchers sketching at the Como Conservatory). Towards the end of the season, […]

Sunday Sketch – Sketching The Awesome Awfulness of Present-Day Landscapes.

Until the modern age, visual artists such as Rembrandt or Van Gogh had a relatively straightforward task when it came to painting or drawing landscapes; all they needed to do was paint what they saw just outside their front door or down the street. Today, the visual artist has to contend with a landscape cluttered […]

Sunday Sketch: Urban Sketching in Minnesota

Urban sketching is a pastime gaining in popularity here in Minnesota. Urban sketchers draw on location, indoors and outside using direct observation. Urban sketchers are not always professional artists. Sketching facilitates placemaking; sketching in a city requires time and concentrated observation, rooting the sketcher in one place for few minutes or several hours. Not surprisingly, […]