About once or twice a month, for a few months now, I've been going out to these urban sketching group meet ups. To do some drawing/doodling and to socialize with other artists or hobbyists. It gives me another reason to go out for other than exercise and scrap-scrounging.
Urban sketching is basically drawing/painting an area, with the people, the scenery and all the activities going on. Usually it's drawing on site and from what you're actually seeing happening (you can add colours or any small details from a photo take, along as you started the sketch onsite or not if you're a true purist about it). It's a very popular hobby for anyone with creative skills; it's relaxing, you can capture things in a way that photos can't, and it's an international movement. And all you need is simply a notebook and any writing tool that you carry around easily, extras like watercolours or even a tablet with a drawing app make great add-ons!
If anyone interested, here are some links:
To check out my USK group and all the posted work we share: